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.223 Remington Contender Pistol and the Boy.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,024 Senior Member
edited June 2018 in General Firearms #1
Did some scope swapping and removed the 4.5-14x Leupold from my .223 Contender Pistol barrel.  Replacing it with the 2-7x Vortex Scout Scope and Nikon base. 

Sighted it in yeaterday at 100 yards with 77gr Mark 262 Mod 1 Ammo (77gr SMK). 


"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,024 Senior Member
    Today, I let The Boy shoot it for the first time. 

    He fired 5 rounds at 100 yards. 



    Not bad for his first time shooting the gun. I think this will be our practice gun for the upcoming season.



     The .308 Win SP is off at my friend’s getting threaded for a brake.  I have a reduced load worked up for it that I intend to use for the boy. If not, I have an 80gr A-Max loaf for the .223 Contender that I know kills deer as I took one with it at 140 yards a few years ago. If the .308 isn’t ready or I feel the boy isn’t ready, I’ve no problem letting him use the 80gr A-Max from this Pistol. 

    Only time will tell. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,247 Senior Member
    What's involved in putting together one of those? I suspect you did more than buy the Contender and add a brake. 
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,096 Senior Member
    Nicely done
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,024 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #5
    JKP said:
    What's involved in putting together one of those? I suspect you did more than buy the Contender and add a brake. 
    It’s a Contender frame and a custom barrel I ordered to my specs from Match Grade Machine. 

    13”
    1-7” Twist
    Bull Barrel w/ 1/2-28” thread 
    My friend timed the brake to the barrel after the fact. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Thats a really nice looking pistol.

    Not bad? You have a very good handle on understatement.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Nice shooting, but he doesn’t look too excited about it. Kind of a blank stare. 
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,024 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    I vote for the 80 grain Amax....
    Ain’t no question they will work. We will see if the .308 is ready. 

    Either way, I want him to take one with a SP this year. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,732 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #9
    Very nice pistol!

    But I am desperate to see more pics of the heavy .243 rifle. It's been a while. I am still planning to build something similar one day. When the cards align.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,024 Senior Member
    I have only killed one deer with that rifle. It might be feeling lonely. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,149 Senior Member
    He's not going to have any issues killing a deer with that 80 gr. load if he continues to shoot like that.  Excellent group.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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