Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

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Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:22 pm

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Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#2 Post by zoner » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:55 am

FWIW I recently bought a new MGM 21" blued 357 magnum Contender barrel. 16 grains of 296 and the XTP 158 gr HP did a 3 shot 3/4" group at 100yds
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Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#3 Post by zoner » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:08 am

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Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#4 Post by zoner » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:18 am

Posted a pic of my carbine.....easy open frame,357 mag barrel,Weatherby 2x7x36 scope, TC rynite stock with Krylon camo paint job and a Blackhawk Cheek riser. I like wood stocks but the synthetic stock keeps the overall weight of the carbine around 5.5 lbs. I have two other barrels set up for this frame....a 21" tapered 22 Hornet TC barrel w/2x7 Vari X Leupold and a 21" 22lr w/match chamber and a Weaver K3. This is by far my favorite rifle......Mike

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Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#5 Post by Pisgah » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:11 pm

I'm sure they're fine barrels. Just not sure how I'd feel about buying one in a "barrel blowout" sale... :lol:

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Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#6 Post by ethang » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:59 pm

A 357 Max barrel would go great in Michigan's new PCC zone. I am rather fond of my Encore... hmmmmm

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Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#7 Post by Old Ironsights » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:17 pm

I keep an eye out for a .357 Contender G1 barrel, but it's not a big priority. Bu, if any of y'all decide to spend that kind of money for a .357 Contender barrel, let me know so we can haggle on buying your old one... ;)
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Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

#8 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:34 am

I have an MGM barrel in .30 Herrett on my Contender. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but expect wonderful accuracy.

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