Would Like Caliber Advice

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by HOSSFLY, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Just bought my first Thompson Contender (wanted one for years)
    Used - came with a Super 16 30-30 barrel & 4X Redfeild scope-
    GREAT shooter & a hoot to shoot :cool:
    Incredible trigger-
    Question is mt next barrel choice?
    I do not hunt - But we have (getting worse) a coyote problem here- Since i quit hunting many years ago the only long gun i own is a 10-22. So i thought the Contender might fill the bill on the ocasional critter after my neighbors calves :mad: Pasture next to my place-
    First thought is a 223 but a couple freinds say 22 Hornet - Range will be out to 150 yrds max (all i feel i could hit & kill at) I'm a good shot but sure not great:eek:
    Barrel length would be 14"
    Any EXPERIENCED advice in this situation?

    Oh yeah - Heres a pic

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  2. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    .22-250 is a coyote slayer
     

  3. powg

    powg New Member

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    feed the t/c

    22-250 .....along with your 30-30 ....got it all covered should you decide to start hunting for deer ...aint nothing like fresh backstrap
     
  4. powg

    powg New Member

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    nice gun hoss

    im just up the road ....carthage
     
  5. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    I like the .223 idea, easy to find in many flavors and affordable. Nice looking TC, they are a fun pistol and a bit addictive when it comes to adding barrels. Let us know what you decide to buy.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    HOWDY :D

    The 22-250 was brought up several times too-
    I think i'll go with the 223 mostly because of ammo cost, I'll be plinking & practicing a whole lot more than coyote killin -
    Found one from a TC dealer blue with adj iron sites for about $250 shipped.
    http://www.thompson-barrels.com/proddetail.asp?prod=5016
    Any place that i might do better?
    I appreciate the response guys :)
     
  7. billt

    billt New Member

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    This is my Remington XP-100 in .35 Remington. I put a Fajen Laminated Coffee Stock on it. It's got good range and accuracy. The .35 Remington is also good for larger game with bullet weights up to 200 grains. Recoil is pretty stout, but easily manageable, and ammo is avaliable most everywhere. I've seen several Contender Super 14's in this caliber. Bill T.
     
  8. Missileman

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    Whoever recommended a .22 Hornet was right on--especially for a TC. A 22-250 is a great round, but in a short contender barrel it puts out a tremendous amount of muzzel flash, and at the ranges you mentioned (150 yards) the Hornet would do everything you want it to and be pleasant to shoot. Another good choice is the .221 Fireball (or even a 17 Rem Fireball), which is a great round and will give you a little more oomph than the Hornet.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Dang, now i have more to think about :(:D
     
  10. HOSSFLY

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    Beautifull :)
     
  11. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Either the .22 Hornet or the .223 will do the job. I'd recommend a .223 solely based on ammo costs. The .223 ammo will be quite a bit cheaper. If you reload then ammo costs don't figure in.
     
  12. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    'Tis wise to listen to the Bear. :D
     
  13. Squirrel_Slayer

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    See if you can chamber it in Weatherby .300 mag, that should have enough oomph to kill coyotes. :)
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I doubt i could get drunk enough to shoot it :eek: :p
     
  15. JD57

    JD57 New Member

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    My favorite barrel for that type of work is the 256 magnum.
    You would have to find a used one though.
     
  16. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Practice man practice.:D
     
  17. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    How about 600 Nitro Express?:D

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFPFsbI6O1E]YouTube - .460 pistol ... Darn It![/ame]
     
  18. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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