Is it possible to put together a TC contender in a rifle configuration, for lightweight purposes (6lbs-6.5lbs)? TC website claims that a G2 30-30 rifle weights 5.5 lbs, Im not sure if that is accurate?
TC Contender's have a long reputation for accuracy that stretches way back into the 1970's. One of my buddies hunted with a 35 Herritt for many years. This is a wildcat formed from shortened 30-30 brass.
You can't go wrong with their featherweight 30-30 carbine. Buy with confidence that you'll own a hunting tool which will last several lifetimes.
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You should be at or under 5.5# for a Contender carbine minus the scope. If you can find one, the 7-30 Waters (30-30 necked down to 7mm) might be worth a look for flatter trajectory and a little less recoil than the 30-30 in a light rifle.
they are great guns.. but the older 16 carbine barrels fetch a hefty price.
they will be the lightest over all ....
if you have not got a contender yet.. make sure you buy it as a frame or with the pistol paperwork done.
you can make the frame in to a pistol or rifle same with the pistol.. but if you buy it straight as rifle its braking the rules....
so even if you dont think you want it as a pistol.. get it as such.. save your self trouble down the line if you ever want to use it as such..
there are lots of different calibers out there... most will be based off the 30-30, 223 ,444, 45-70 brass or pistol brass.
it cant take higher cap rounds.
if you reload or know some one that dose cant go wrong with a 30-30 loaded with 125 Nos BT it rocks out of them.