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#1 Magic Chicken

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:20 PM

Thinking about getting a TC, just can't decide between the G2 Contender or the Encore Pro Hunter. I like the G2 because it has rimfire and centerfire capabilities, but the Pro Hunter has a lot more centerfire options. This would only be used for target and varmint shooting as I can't really see myself killing Bambi or her mother and/or father. :lol:
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:35 PM

I have several Contender actions and more barrels than I care to mention. I really like the 14 inch bull barrels and have twelve different calibers. But for a dedicated target or varmint gun I think you would be happier and better served with a bolt action rifle. Breaking the action to reload at a bench, shooting table or off a pair of shooting sticks can be tiresome to say the least. It's much easier to just open the bolt and slide in another round or rack one in from the magazine. Just my experience speaking here. I wouldn't give up my Contender pistols for the world. But you have to buy a scope for each barrel too. Just something to think about. :lol:

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:35 AM

Of course you need a contender! Eventually you wil have more barrels than John. For a dedicated target or varmint pistol I think you would be happier and better served with a contender. Breaking the action to reload at a bench, shooting table or off a pair of shooting sticks doesn't scatter cases around and hardly slows one down at all. It's easy to just open the action and slide in another round. Just my experience speaking here. I wouldn't give up my Contender pistols for the world. You don't have to buy a scope for each barrel because you will want to shoot some with iron sights. The encore makes a good pistol too, just big and clunky. :( A17Shooter

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:28 AM

Magic,Have you made up your mind?A17Shooter

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 11:15 PM

there are entirely too many options and I can't afford them all :lol: it's very hard to decide. In the end, I'll probably end up with a contender rifle and pistol and a pro hunter! lol
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