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In today's world of semi autos, mega magazines and all the technology added for accessories and advantages are we (T/C boys) a dying breed?

I'm 61 and was taught from the get-go "one target, one shot, one kill."
My son-in-law, an Iraq Marine veteran, goes through more rounds in a single afternoon than I would shoot in an entire year!

To top it off, even with all his hi-tech equipment he can't out shoot me to this day at 100 yds with his AR-15 against my Super 14 .222 (creedmoor postion.)
 

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In today's world of semi autos, mega magazines and all the technology added for accessories and advantages are we (T/C boys) a dying breed?

I'm 61 and was taught from the get-go "one target, one shot, one kill."
My son-in-law, an Iraq Marine veteran, goes through more rounds in a single afternoon than I would shoot in an entire year!

To top it off, even with all his hi-tech equipment he can't out shoot me to this day at 100 yds with his AR-15 against my Super 14 .222 (creedmoor postion.)
I'm a wee bit older than you are and my favorite guns are a single shot 22, .308, my black powder guns and my 10 gauge. My single shot 12 not so much, it kicks the snot out of me.

The Savage single shot bolt action 22 is 49 years old and the only 22 I ever liked better than it was the Army small bore teams Winchester model 52. I hated to turn that gun back in and I never saw one I could buy when I could afford to buy it.

When the Remington XP 100 pistol came out I got to shoot one and wanted one so bad but I was just out of the Navy and broke. Then they seemed to disappear and everybody was shooting a TC. Never have fired one of those that I can remember but judging by their popularity I imagine they are pretty good but I still want an XP 100.
 

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Maybe the T/C guys are just too busy shooting to post here... ;)

About 10 years ago I passed on the opportunity to buy a Contender with 3 barrels (.22LR, .357 Maximum, .444 Marlin) all for $350!!!!

Yes, I kick myself almost every day, but back then I was just out of the military and was scratching together pennies to get an engine in my old Dart.

I don't collect a lot of firearms, but I make sure that what I have is nice (a few wheelguns, a couple semi-autos, a small assortment of long guns). A T/C is the one thing I don't have, and I've been seriously thinking of taking the plunge.
 
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I just picked up a G2 in .35 Remington last week, and I have a .41 barrel on the way.

There are a lot of you (us) out there, but they are on another forum that is all about specialty pistols.
 
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I recently bought my 1st Contender, vintage 1973, with a 357 mag and 44 mag barrel, sold the 10" 44 mag and replaced it with a 14" 223 with a scope. And a 14" 30-30 with iron sights. I passed on a 30-30 10" back in the late 70's and have had it in the back of my mind ever since. I'm sitting on a case of 223 that is left over from my last AR, 1000 rds, 1 shot at a time. This could take a while. I got a life time of rapid fire in the Army, I'm ready to take it one shot at a time.
 

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Just got another box of ammo for my Stevens 25-20, yup an old 110+ year old single shot that I shoot as often as I can get ammo for it. Old family heirloom and if I had to buy it on the open market I wouldn't be able to afford it but since it's already in my closet I guess I'll hang onto it. Old thing shoots a teeny tiny 86 grain bullet at 1600 fps and it hits to point of aim at 50 yards. They don't make ammo for it anymore so I had it reamed out to 25-20 WCF so I could keep shooting it.

Used to be the family meat gun back in the depression days. Great grandpa would take in some eggs and trade them for a single round of ammo because he couldn't afford the whole box. The storekeeper would tell the game warden great grandpa had bought the bullet. He'd wait a few days to a week then come around and collect his quarter of the deer. His family had to eat too and he didn't get anything extra from the state for issuing a ticket to poachers. It was a different world back then.
 

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Hey 45K20E4, I just acquired a super 16 barrel in 35rem myself. I am waiting on dies and projectiles at the moment. I have shot a fair amount of factory ammo thru it so far and mine seems to prefer the heavy bullets(200grn) over the lightweight(150's). I am eager to load some myself and see if I can tighten up the groups. To the original poster, I believe there are more of us TC guys than there appears to be. We are just busy loading, shooting and spending time with the family maybe. I know that I love a single shot rifle and reloading for accuracy and once that bug bit me, well...I cannot get the same level of satisfaction by burning thru 250 rounds so fast that the barrel is smoking:). Besides I like to have something to cypher on and piddle with to make it perform to its potential.

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''LARGE & 45K" ) Thanks for keeping the .41 Mag & the .35 Rem in the publics' eye. I'm gettin up there ( over 60) and I didn't want to do it alone. Regards, Dino
 
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My first gun bought in 1964 still shoots quite well but first time ever shooting 22 CBee's, 25 yards offhand, iron sights, heavily overcast in 43 degree weather but only 6mph wind. I loves my single shots even if they aren't the best top quality benchrest quality guns.

 

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I recently picked up a TC contender carbine in 223 at a gun show the other day. I have seen a few here and there, and have always thought that it was an great concept to be able to swap different barrels and still have the same gun. Due to all the recent hype over the black guns anything that falls in that category is going for at least twice what its worth. I walked in with my mini 30 with full intent of getting something I wanted more and some cash. Instead of cash I walked away with my Contender, 97 model according to sn, and 1894 marlin in 44 mag. First shot I wanted to kick myself for not getting one sooner!
 

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I hope to heck not, I have just invested several years in developing stubs that allow gunsmiths and shooters with metal lathes to make excellant Contender and Encore barrels. Do a search for Eagle View Arms on Google or Gunbroker. Trying not to sell on here but to make you aware. I will be buying adverising space here soon as I can

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I don't know, but I think I have made the last three or so posts and no one else has put any posts out here for quite awhile. I not only think we are a dying breed but the greatest share are dead period. Hey wake up you TC owners and comunicate.
 

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I'm new to the game and just don't have much to contribute just yet.:unsure:

Really though, the younger "gun crowd" seems more concerned with zombie guns, and do a lot of bullet spraying. They are less concerned with precision shooting IMO...and I'm by no means old..;)
 
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My dad loves to shoot his contender. He has a lot of barrels and I have shot them as well. He is 81. I don't have one because it's a pistol and I would have to have a permit and I refuse to get one. I know they make a carbine. Never been on my wish list. I have not shot his many times. When I want to shoot single shot I get out the rolling block in 7 MM. My cousin has a contender with a 45-70 barrel. He always did like things big and bold.
 

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Oh, I'll be posting my shooting results for my 7mm TCU barrel soon.

Bullets are en route...Midsouth has a 600c t box of Speer 110gr HPs for $123....that's a smokin deal in my book.
 

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Are we a dying breed? I don't think so.

Good Morning;

I don't think we are a dying breed, I think we are a small but growing one. The reason I think so is that there are a lot of folks (like me, for example) that did not grow up with parents that shot or hunted, but learned to enjoy the sport later in life. A lot of these folks are a little more pragmatic, and will opt for 1 or 2 guns that will do everything they need, instead of a whole bunch that just spray money down range.

Between my contender and my encore, there is nothing on this continent that I can't hunt. We won't get into the fact of how much fun a contender with a 22lr barrel and a scope is to shoot:cool:.

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Getting caught up in buying different barrels is a hard hobby to break. I have 5 Ecore frames with two of them being SS Pro hunters. I also have 3 Contender frames one being a G2. Following are my Encore barrels, 45 ACP 10 inch, 9 mm 10 inch, 7 mm BR 15 inch, 204 Ruger SS 15 inch, 45/70 15 inch, 17 HMR SS 15 inch, 30 Carbine SS i5 inch, 357 Rem. Max 10 inch, 260 Rem 15 inch fluted, 223 SS 15 inch fluted, 250/3000 Savage MGM 15 inch, 257 Rem. Roberts MGM 15 inch, 7 mm/08 15 inch, 2, 270 15 inch barrels, 45/410 15 inch, 357 Mag. MGM 10 inch, 22/250 Rem. 15 inch, 2, 243 Winchester 15 inch barrels, 308 Winchester 15 inch, 30/06 15 inch, 25/06 15 inch, 44 Mag. SS 12 inch, 223 SS 24 inch rifle barrel, 7 mm/08 26 inch rifle barrel, 270 26 inch rifle barrel, 22 LR 15 inch, 7 X 30 Waters 10 inch custom barrel, 6.8 Rem 15 inch,6 mm Rem 15 inch bullberry, and last but not least I have ordered a 22 TCM 15 inch barrel which I have found dies and brass for. My Contender barrels are as follows, 221 Fireball 10 inch, 35 Rem 14 inch, 44 Mag 10 inch, 30/30 16 inch, 22 LR Match SS, 9 mm 10 inch, 357 Mag. 10 inch, 2, 223 14 inch barrels, 222 10 inch, Regular 22 LR 10 inch, and a 45/410 10 inch barrel. All except the 45/410 barrels have scopes on them. As you can see I have the disease pretty bad.
 
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