I had seen the Contender in a gun magazine when I was a kid. I have wanted one ever since. I finally picked one up yesterday. It is chambered in 7-30 Waters. I have done a little research and found that the brass is made by resizing and fireforming 30-30 brass. I have already ordered the dies from Midwayusa. I have resized brass before to make other cartridges. I even paid to ship the dies second day air because I just have to get to the range. Is anyone else shooting 7-30 waters? I am wondering what kind of range I can expect with a 14 inch super barrel. What is your favorite powder for this round. I was thinking of using Benchmark or BLC-2. Mainly because I already have both.