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Thompson Contender

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Daemonfuhrer, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Daemonfuhrer

    Daemonfuhrer St. Johns New Member

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    Anyone hunt with a contender or other T/C configuration? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I have had Encore frames in my hands so many times with the thoughts of their versatility dancing in my head....then I think of the play in the hinge pin and wonder how long before it becomes inconsistent.....
     
  3. Daemonfuhrer

    Daemonfuhrer St. Johns New Member

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    I guess as long as it keeps locking up nice and tight. People have made some incredible shots with contenders, if you haven't already check out the zombie head hunter challenge on youtube.
     
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    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    You'd think by the number of hunting shows with people using them, you'd see one in the field. I never have.
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    They seem like a cool deal. People buy a few barrels for them.
    Then bring them to the gun store to sell.
    And they sit for ever. Or sell tomorrow.(usually not lol)
    I guess they seem cool to folks for a little while but as NR said,never seen one in the field
     
  6. MrMillspecer

    MrMillspecer Scappoose Well-Known Member

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    I had one in SS with a 10" .223 barrel. Big heavy pistol that you need sticks or a rest to shoot well. It's gone just like my Ruger bisley hunter in .44 mag.
     
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  7. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I've had contenders for years killed a lot of deer with a .44 mag pistol.
    Now I have a encore rifle with .44 mag and 45/70 barrels.
     
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  8. 2dognite

    2dognite Vancouver, Washington Member

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    I hunted with a Contender in 30-30. Great pistol and killed many deer with it but with the 14" barrel I was limited with the distance without a very steady rest. I still pull it out of the safe and hunt with it from time to time but for the most part it sits on the sidelines.

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  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Biggest Blacktail buck I ever saw harvested was done by a 12 year old girl with a T/C carbine in 7mm-08 her dad built up for her. 225 lbs field dressed
     
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