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    G2 / Original Contender Barrel .22 or any other cal

    I'm after a G2 Contender .22 barrel
    Any Contender barrel will fit my frame
    Keen for a .22 RF
    But will look at buying absolutely any Contender barrel and if the price is right I will bore and stub a new barrel in

    Yes I could do one from scratch but I have so many other projects on the go and don't really have time to do this
    Want it sorted for Winter 2021 as I'm planning on going bush for a few months

    I have a 223 suppressed barrel and 375 Winchester barrel
    Just need a .22 RF to complete the " compact shoot anything package "
    Short, light and stainless steel.
    So easy to carry all the time and easy to keep clean and serviceable

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    You could turn up a easy chamber shrinker, in 22LR or 22Mag, easy as you can have it in the middle & change the firing pin placement ?

    I carried a 16in 45/70 & shot every thing with that when doing Recon, I think in the 4lb range, hurt a lot when you got a scope in the head !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout View Post
    You could turn up a easy chamber shrinker, in 22LR or 22Mag, easy as you can have it in the middle & change the firing pin placement ?

    I carried a 16in 45/70 & shot every thing with that when doing Recon, I think in the 4lb range, hurt a lot when you got a scope in the head !
    Done that already @Scout
    Made out of a 416 ss barrel stub
    Works just fine but .22 RF through the 223 ( .224 ) barrel is not what you would call accurate
    Could make one for .22 Mag as its a better fit in the .224 diameter barrel but completely spoils the idea of cheap accurate sub sonic 30m possum killer

    With a dedicated .22 RF barrel and scope to put on the G2 frame I can do a few hours possuming every fine evening
    Not hard to shoot and pluck a kilo of fur in two hours in the right place

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    Hi akaroa1,

    I'll be holding onto my 22 LR barrel sorry, just had mine sent away to be threaded for suppressor. Can't be too many of us with Contender's out there. Good luck!

    Regards,
    Joel

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    Still looking hard for a contender barrel

    Does anyone know any pistol silhouette shooters?
    Those guys are in to contenders and they might know of one that I could buy in .22 or drill out and stub

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    Still looking for any contender barrels

    It's getting closer to possum hunting time and this is top of the list

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    Hi Akaroa,
    All the pistol silhouette shooters I know use the Gen 1 actions and barrels. Most only use the 10" barrel for "production" class shooting as there are too many far more accurate .22lr pistols out there to shoot the "unlimited" discipline with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    Still looking hard for a contender barrel

    Does anyone know any pistol silhouette shooters?
    Those guys are in to contenders and they might know of one that I could buy in .22 or drill out and stub
    Most are just 10 inch so wouldn't be suitable on a rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by omark View Post
    Most are just 10 inch so wouldn't be suitable on a rifle
    @omark I'm going to stub and thread a new longer barrel on

 

 

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