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Old 03-29-2010, 06:18   #1
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New to T/C

Just picked up my new hunting toy an Org. Contender with a 30-30 14" scoped barrel, going to try my hand at whitetail with it. Have had my fair share with my model 94 30-30, thought I would try something different....

Also came with an open site 10".22LR for target practice.
Can't wait to get to the range.

thanks

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:04   #2
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Nice choices.

I have the 22mag and 44 mag barrels. I thought the 22mag would be a cheaper round to shoot but I can find 9mm rounds at almost the same price.

Guess I'll have to break down and get a 22lr barrel.

Be safe
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Originally Posted by thoricuncle View Post
Nice choices.

I have the 22mag and 44 mag barrels. I thought the 22mag would be a cheaper round to shoot but I can find 9mm rounds at almost the same price.

Guess I'll have to break down and get a 22lr barrel.

Be safe
do you do any hunting with the 44??
If so what?
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I haven't but plan to this year. I have yet to train myself to handle the recoil. I have been doing some reading and I believe I grip the gun too tightly, last time I took it out, I had blood blisters in the webbing between my thumb and forefinger. I also want to swap out my wood grips with pachmyer grips.

I will be taking it deer hunting with me.
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Old 03-12-2012, 14:59   #5
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get the packmyer recoil reducer type rubber grip and your troubles will be over. Check amazon.com for best price. I sold my original grips when they were new to replace with pachmayer.
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I have a .44 magnum Encore with 12 inch barrel, red dot sight. It kicks like a mule, even sometimes, to the point of being painful. But with blued barrel and action, and gorgeous walnut grips, I find I have to shoot it pretty often.

I have also a stainless Encore, with .22-250 (15 inch) barrel. If the .44 magnum kicks like a mule, the .22-250 hits you like a locomotive, with a recoil that is not only really hard, but that has a hard, longer lasting 'push' at the same time. I love to shoot it, but with ammo costing so much...

I bought a .22LR barrel for it. Practice is lots cheaper that way. Both barrels are scoped with pistol scopes.

And finally, I have another stainless Encore, with 24 inch .223 barrel. I shoot quite a lot of .223, and like it for moderate long range shooting. I expect to put it into the business of coyote gettin' first opportunity.

The business of learning not to flinch is key to accuracy. It's hard to do, but key to that, is having a good trigger, one you cannot anticipate easily, so that you won't know the shot is coming, when it comes.

And that .30-30 will certainly put anyone to the test on that account...

I do like the whole T/C concept, and believe it to be one of the most, if not the most, versatile of single shot systems, the greatest negative being in the size of the 15 inch (or 12 inch for that matter) handguns. It takes a whopper of a holster to tote the thing around.

Yeah, love my T/C's...
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I have a .30-.30 in G2, love the round, last harvest was 160# hog 3wks ago,1 round and down, no tracking. I personally do not find recoil excessive, a lot more than the .223 on same frame, a BUNCH less than the nut-case .444 Marlin with a comp, but none "hurt" as it were. My favorite is still the .30-.30, use a EoTech dot for 0-80 yds, 4x fixed Simmons for out to 150, can print paper at 1 inch at 100 all day with 150 grain Remington factory loads, use 170 for pigs, they just stop walking when the gun goes off. Use Pachmeyer Decelerator grip for hunting, have a custom wood set for bench use,and out of all the guns in the safe, the TC comes out most often. Check out Mike Bellm's site, bellmtcs.com, for more info than you need.....
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