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10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« on: April 29, 2016, 12:49:14 AM »
Yes, these are kinda tough to find and I'm anxious to try it out.  I've got the automatic and the revolver, I thought, "Why not a single shot too?"  If single shots were good enough for Andy Jackson, they're good enough for me. 

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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 05:40:15 AM »
Just remember as you load for your guns, that while the TC (locked & closed breech) can take more pressures than the semi autos, which are a dynamic system where things are moving.  Therefore, loads developed for the TC may be too much if tried in the semi autos, where there is less case support and case failure and popped primers can and does happen...
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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 05:46:42 AM »
Agree but what a great test chamber it is!

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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 07:43:38 AM »
Some days I think I'd like to get a 10mm contender barrel.

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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 08:12:43 PM »
Yes, I'm aware of the capabilities of the 10mm Contender bbl. but honestly, I have no plans of expanding the horizons of performance beyond what the automatic might allow.  My needs are modest and in the nature of a hobby; if I want extra power, I'll step up to a rifle.

I'm not a competitive shooter and don't plan to use the Contender for hunting.  For me it's just a toy with versatility.  This is my second time around with a Contender.  My first one was in the 80's.  At that time, I had .30-30 Win., .223 Rem., and .45/.410 barrels for it.   Like sometimes happens, I got tired of it and let it go.  The barrels I bought then cost on average about $90 apiece new.  Fast forward to today, big difference.

For my second, lately-acquired Contender, I have a .410 bbl. and a .30-30 Win.  My new 10mm barrel is 10 inch bull configuration.  I'd like to get a .223 Rem. bbl. such as I had before.  Also maybe a .357 Mag, .41 Mag., and .22 LR.  All in due time.   My abiding interest in Contenders is to have a handgun chambered in a rifle cartridge.  In that spirit, I'm really only interested in 10 inch bull barrels.  Yes, they typically don't make full efficient use of the rifle cartridge's capabilities in that length.  Faster burning powders need to be used to craft correct ammo for these.   For the barrels in rifle chamberings, I try to get ones that I already have rifles chambered for. 

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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 09:50:29 PM »
Finally got the .30-30 Win. barrel off the Contender and got the 10mm on, then out to the range.  It shoots very nicely.  What's to go wrong with a single shot.  Well, Contender actions do have a few more parts in them than a New England Firearms break-open shotgun, but usually both are pretty reliable.  I tried a couple of lead bullet loads and a 180 gr. FMJ-FP bullet, all did well.  I'm happy to have the 10mm barrel. 

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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 01:52:57 PM »
If I may resurrect this thread and ask a dumb question about Contenders, of which I know little. Does the original factory Contender have to be chambered in 10mm? Are there possibilities of converting another caliber into a 10mm? The reason I ask is because I called T/C today and they don't make a 10mm in any firearm currently. I'm thinking I'd like to build a single shot 10mm Contender for target/hunting purposes, but was surprised the don't build one in that caliber. Guess I'm asking for a bit of an education about Contenders in general.
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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 02:36:35 PM »
The T/C is a convertible platform where you could swap barrels, however there were differences with the T/C frames and which barrels fit which.  You might be able to get more info but have a look here https://www.tcarms.com/firearms/interchangeable-platforms/g2-contender
and also here
http://www.eabco.net/Contender-G2-Frames_c_2801.html

And custom barrels from BullBerry
http://www.bullberry.com/
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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 02:44:07 PM »
I have a barrel for an Encore (contenders big brother) that I got from Bullberry.  Mine is 9".



The encore is strong enough to do some really stupid stuff :D





MGM (Match Grade Machine) also does barrels for the T/C's

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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 11:38:16 AM »
I have a barrel for an Encore (contenders big brother) that I got from Bullberry.  Mine is 9".



The encore is strong enough to do some really stupid stuff :D





MGM (Match Grade Machine) also does barrels for the T/C's

Greg

I have been considering a 10mm barrel for my Contender too.

That is one really nice looking Encore. Love the wood.

I have an older Contender that I am rather attached to.




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Re: 10mm T/C Contender barrel arrived today
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 05:29:21 PM »
Wow, great bunch of guns guys! I may have to add a Contender one of these days.
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