Thompson Center Contender

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by jmohme, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    Of all the weapons that I have, this is my favorite.

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    The picture is with a 32 H&R Mag and simmons scope.
    Other barrels
    223 with Burris scope

    22 lr
    222
    256 win/mag all with open sites
     
  2. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    That is a real good looking gun!
     

  3. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
  4. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    And my 22lr iron site barrel with a recently refinished forend.

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    The 22lr is a 10 inch barrel, but the forend is actually for a 12 or 14 in, but I like the look of the longer wood on a shorter barrel.
     
  5. bhale187

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    beautiful, more art than machine
     
  6. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    That is one of the reasons that I stick with the old style Contenders. The G2's don't have any soul. And the old Contenders have a much nicer trigger too.
     
  7. MikeInVegas

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    Beautiful gun! I like the look of the grip and forend. Very nice.
     
  8. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    My most recent upgrade.
    New forend on the 14 inch .223

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  9. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I love my Contenders too,both of mine are G2s though.
     
  10. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member

    NICE !!

    I want one..;):cool:



    Jim
     
  11. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    I've looked at a couple G2's but they just didn't have as nice a trigger as my old easy open.
    I did look at an older stainless easy open with a ported 14 inch 45/70 today.
    I am giving some serious consideration to it.
     
  12. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    Be careful what you wish for Jim.
    Contenders can be more addictive than heroin!
     
  13. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member

    If I came up on that one, It would be mine. I love 45-70.

    I could use a 14" to go with my 18",24",32" and 34" in 45-70.

    BUY IT !:D

    Jim
     
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  14. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've heard others say that the trigger on the older versions were better than on the G2 but it's also said that the grip angle causes you to get bit during recoil on the older ones. I'd like to have an older one to see what they're like,plus I like the engraving on them.
     
  15. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    It might just happen.
    I am working a four week event where I had to bring in 3 additional photographers. If the numbers look right after expenses, that Tender is going to be my bonus to myself!
     
  16. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member

    If not..

    PM me some info.;):)



    Jim
     
  17. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    I haven't been bitten yet.
    It's probably more a matter of what you are acoustomed to.

    I do want a G2 some day. I think they are a bit sturdier and I hear a good trigger job is not a difficult thing to accomplish.
     
  18. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    Will do, and if I do get it, there will be pictures!
     
  19. lefty60

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    That is absolutely a fantastic piece of wood on the forend. I'm guessing that the pistol grip is a matching piece.

    Looks great! :spot:
     
  20. jmohme

    jmohme Member

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    Thanks

    No, that forend is not an exact match, but it is close.
    The match to the grip is the shorter forend on this 32 H&R mag barrel.

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    I had been looking for a matching forend for my 14 inch 223 and stumbled across this one. I paid too much for it, but it was just one of those things that I had to have. :)

    Now, every barrel that I use has its own wood.