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Pistol Caliber Carbine Barrel for Contender Rifle.....

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by redbos99, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. redbos99

    redbos99 Seattle Member

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    Thinking about getting a pistol caliber rifle barrel ( 16-18 inches) for my G2/ Contender Rifle. Currently have a 30-30 Win with a 20 inch Bullberry barrel. What would you suggest for caliber and optic? I would like to stick with a caliber I all ready( .357 Magnum, 10MM, 45 ACP) but would be willing to get something a little "bigger" I was thinking .44 Mag or 45 Long Colt because of all the heavy offerings from Buffalo Bore and the likes.... or maybe a 10MM or 357 Mag barrel would suit me just fine?

    Barrel would be for fun, and maybe to sit on my in laws outdoor chairs at there property in Eastern WA shooting coyotes or other small stuff at short range...... Also, would you think a "Dot" type electronic sight or a low powered scope? Would mount it in Leupold QRW Rings so I could move it to another platform if I had too.......


    Please let me know what you think?

    Thanks
    Will
     
  2. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    460 S&W mag. What a fantastic round! Then have the versatility of 45LC and 454 Casull as well.
     
  3. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Prolly kick like a mule!!
     
  4. redbos99

    redbos99 Seattle Member

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    No doubt it is a great round, might just be a little more than I need..... I am thinking a 16 inch .357 Magnum or 16 inch 10MM Auto, could run some pretty heavy Buffalo Bore Ammo and +P and the like thru it........
     
  5. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    THE .357 maximum: Better 'n a .35 rem, for hunting and little recoil. You can fire .357 mag and .38spl.
    check out this round.
    Then there is Mike Bellm. He specializes in T/C barrel work. One of the best there is, as he trained with P.O. Ackley. You can spend alot of time at his website, for that which you can learn about the T/C interchangable barrel system and options to make it work alot better.
    http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/
    Have that .357 mag rechambered by Mike to the maximum ctg. and enjoy a new level of accuracy and power.
     
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  6. Rover31

    Rover31 Central WA New Member

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    I have a 357mag with a 15in barrel, very accurate, no different to shoot than any largish pistol.
    As motoman says a 3577 max would be better.
     
  7. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    The 357 Maximum works for me!
     
  8. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I too vote for the. 357 Maximum. Im planning on that caliber in a Handi Rifle soon for paper patched cast bullets.