I am just pleased as punch to see this forum get started. I shoot both Contenders and Encores, I have a 7tcu carbine [contender] had a 7-30 waters, and never did get it to shoot like I thought it should, so swapped with Ed's and am verry satasfied. I have a 14" 7tcu that I hunt with, and both the carbine barrel and the pistol barrel are very accurate. I also shoot the 44 mag in contender, along with a 22 match 14".
My Encore is a muzzleloader, haven't picked up another barrel for it yet, but I've been looking, thinking of a 280 Ackley inproved.
I'll be hanging around some!