I have two 7-30 Waters in the Contender. One is a Super 14 bull with a 2" break added. I shoot mostly 140grn Ballistic Tips from it for hunting. I play around with the Remington bulk Corelok bullets. The Remington or Hornady SP bullets have served me well in silhouette shooting out to 200 yard. I have taken several deer with it out to approx. 150 yards.
The other barrel is the 14" hunter with factory break. It is a package TC put out many years back, before the easy open frames.
It included the barrel with break installed from factory, frame, TC scope and sling. I made a holster for it also. It shoots 120's the best but will do 140's for hunting accuracy.
I shot a lot of 120grn Pro Hunters by Sierra in the Hunter barrel after I got it. I have taken deer with both.
I have used mostly Varget and H4895 in all of the rounds.
He should be able to do anything with that barrel. Even farther out if he practices. When I was in Wyoming a few years back, one of the guys was shooting a 7-30 Waters Contender in 14" and took a couple of speed goats out past 200 yards with 120 Ballistic Tips.
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