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#189413 - 02/05/18 04:54 PM T/C Contender Super 14
big spruce
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Well I have been wanting one for a long time as a dedicated hunting handgun and I got it today! Stainless Super 14 in 44 mag. Price was right on it, just couldn't help it lol.

Anyway I'm looking for opinions on how to set it up for hunting. I do have the sling kit in a box down stairs some where and I'd like to keep it as light and simple as possible. The Factory sights aren't all that good. I was thinking about a peep sight if it is applicable here?

Also any good load recommendations as well.

Been a while since I had a 44 mag around and I wasn't happy with my SBH. I m hoping this one will work out better for me.

Thanks


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#189414 - 02/05/18 05:44 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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What kind of hunting do you do? heavy cover or open fields? deer? A few more details will help with recommendations.

A 44 in a 14" tube will reach a good bit farther (100+yards) then most people will consider shooting open sights. They often get scoped with a fixed low (2-4) power scope. A red-dot sight is a nice upgrade from iron sights and can be smaller then a scope. A peep sight would work, but I think you would be missing out on a fair amount of the performance in the platform.

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#189415 - 02/05/18 06:03 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: karl]
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If you like scopes a nice 4x Weaver, Burris , etc.,etc . I have never wanted less than 4x but have often wanted more. You may also like one of the Ultra dot sights. I would prefer the 2 min. dot myself.
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#189416 - 02/05/18 06:16 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: junebug]
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Agreed. A fixed 2x or 4x would be just about ideal. Nice and tidy on top to boot. Fixed power tubes are smaller and very robust.

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#189422 - 02/05/18 06:57 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: SGalan]
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I hunt varied terrain. Primary functions will be bruin's, boar's and buck's.

A 2x20 scope wouldn't be too bad.

This will also put my 10 mm back to carry duty and relieve it of also being a hunting
gun. It's fit the dual purpose role fine, however this 44 will make much better dedicated game getter.

My primary focus is hunting shots will stay well under 200
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#189429 - 02/05/18 08:43 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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24 grains of H-110 works awesome in the barrels i load for, with the 240XTP. As far as a optic, I have a 2x Leupold on mine, don?t overlook the ultra dot, good luck with your decision.

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#189434 - 02/05/18 09:18 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: racksmasher1]
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 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
24 grains of H-110 works awesome in the barrels i load for, with the 240XTP. As far as a optic, I have a 2x Leupold on mine, don?t overlook the ultra dot, good luck with your decision.


Thank you for the load data!

I just ordered up a 2x20 Burris to try out.
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#189440 - 02/05/18 10:39 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: racksmasher1]
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 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
24 grains of H-110 works awesome in the barrels i load for, with the 240XTP. As far as a optic, I have a 2x Leupold on mine, don?t overlook the ultra dot, good luck with your decision.


What he said!!! I think a 2x is great as a first handgun scope and this load has hung many deer from the rafters.
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#189447 - 02/06/18 07:03 AM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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That?s with a Winchester large pistol primer, have fun with it !

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#189455 - 02/06/18 11:10 AM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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 Originally Posted By: big spruce
 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
24 grains of H-110 works awesome in the barrels i load for, with the 240XTP. As far as a optic, I have a 2x Leupold on mine, don?t overlook the ultra dot, good luck with your decision.


Thank you for the load data!

I just ordered up a 2x20 Burris to try out.


For an inexpensive light practice load, try a 250 cast with 10-11 grains of Unique.
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