T/C Pro Hunter: Who’s Shooting One?

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WhatI use this system alot. Have all barrels set up to use the same scope using Warne QD mounts. Im curious if this is common or does everyone buy a scope for each barrel?

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#2

I’m not shooting the Pro Hunter. But I do own a contender with 3 different barrels. Because the calibers are so different I chose to scope each barrel. My .223 has a Burris 2x7, and both the 30-30 and 45-70 each have Luepold 4x scopes.

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#3

You using the pistol or rifle configuration on that Cont. ?
I should have specified, I use rifle length barrels. :+1:t3:

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#4

All of mine are the Super 14 pistol barrels.

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#5

Ive always said if I was going to hunt with a pistol, I’d have a Contender.

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#8

same with my contender, all S-14s, my favorite is the 45/70 but i lean toward irons on em… so far anyway…

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#9

That 45/70 is an awesome cartridge out of the contender, a true fire breathing dragon.

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#10

I carry the contender 45/70 with the Ruger #1 45/70 huntin. just have to carry one ammo, cause they bouth shoot the Loads i do well. My second favorite, on the contender to shoot, is 6 mm rem mag. (barrel by MGM) third is the 221 Fireball… ooohhh baby thats a tack driver. second favorite for hunting? 7/30 waters.

which brings me to a question, ive asked before, but never got a answer to, If i put a rifle stock on my contender does it make it a single shot SBR? or if I add a barrel over 16 does it convert it to a AOW? and in theory, if I had a 12 GA 14" barrel made, would it be considered a Sawed off shotgun with the contender grip?
asked a ATF agent that once, and the answer I got was "WHY would you do that its a single shot. that was it. i can fire my singles, ruger #1s, Contenders, and H&Rs, 4 rounds as fast as any bolt gun in the market. (takes practice, hold 3 rounds between the fingers of the off hand.)

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#11

I actually asked Thompson Center arms about the barrel lengths. Their answer was if it has a rifle stock on it, it must be a 16" barrel or you wold have to have a tax stamp for an SBR. Likewise, it must be longer than 26" OAL length to be considered a rifle. Smooth bore shotguns must have an 18" or longer barrel.

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#12

@GOBLIN,
Here is a longer more accurate description from the web.
AOW is a complex and often misunderstood category of NFA firearms. Less obvious examples of AOW devices include:

Short-barreled shotguns manufactured without a shoulder stock (less than 26" overall length)

They are smooth-bore handguns which fire shot shells, not shotguns, which must be designed to be fired from the shoulder.

Pistols with a second vertical grip

Many pistols feature a rail below the barrel, commonly used to mount a laser or flashlight. Attaching a vertical grip to this rail constitutes the manufacturing of an AOW firearm, as it is “no longer designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand.”[20] It is therefore illegal to place an aftermarket vertical foregrip on any pistol without first registering it as an AOW and paying the $200 “making and registering tax”. Failure to do so is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.[20] However, if the receiver was originally manufactured to accept either a long or short barrel and a removal buttstock and fore grip and it can be assembled either as a rifle or a pistol, according to ATF rule 2011-4 it is not considered an NFA weapon as long as it is only assembled as a pistol without a buttstock or as a rifle with a barrel at least 16 inches long.[21] A vertical foregrip MAY be added to a pistol as long as the Overall Length (OAL) is greater than 26", regardless of barrel length, and providing the weapon remains unconcealed.[22] An AR-15 pistol with an overall length of 26" or longer may have a vertical foregrip installed, as long as no buttstock is installed in conjunction with a shorter than 16" barrel. The Sig Sauer Pistol Braces (SBS and SBX) are commonly found on these AR-15 style pistols with vertical foregrips since they are not considered buttstocks. The ATF does not consider a weapon in this configuration to be an AOW, but instead classifies it as a ‘Firearm’ which does not require any tax stamp or additional registration.

Firearms having combination rifle and shotgun barrels, more than 12 inches but less than 18 inches long from which only a single discharge can be made from either barrel without manual reloading

these are designed to be fired from the shoulder. An example is the Marble Game Getter an early 20th-century sporting gun sold before the NFA.[23]

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#13

so its all basically semantics and what accessories you add subtract from a firearm to classify it.:crazy_face: guess that would classify a 1856 LeMat a AOW if it was converted to cartridge, from cap and ball, as it shoots 9 rounds of .42 or .36, with a 20ga shot barrel in the center… crazy world we live in…

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#14

That’s what happens when lawyers and politicians that know nothing about firearms make “feel good” laws to make us all safe.

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