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    Finished My Third Flatside Contender Set Up (219 Don Wasp)


    I have been shooting Contenders since the late 80's and have shot most calibers standard and wildcat. I have tried all kinds of barrel, frame, and scope combinations. After 40 plus years I have decided on what I think are the perfect combinations (For ME LOL). When I say Finished, I mean NO MORE anything just Shoot and enjoy. Can't wait to sight scope in.


    List of features:


    Weight 6 LBS 11 OZ


    TCA Matte Flatside easy open frame made in 1999 (#7 of only 36 made. #8 is on my 20 Vartarg). With new hammer spring and trigger job by me. Light & smooth as silk (just like I like them).
    OTT matte 16 Inch full bull barrel chambered in 219 Donalson Wasp.
    Georgia Jim laminate grip set featuring Jimbo grip and wide flat target forend mounted with Bullberry hanger bar.
    Scope is a Leupold VX-III 8.5-25x50mm LR 30mm tube with side focus and fine duplex reticle. It sits on a BullBerry weaver style base and in Burris signature rings and is capped with Leupold Alumina covers.


    May not be Perfect for you but it is VERY close to perfect for me.


    3 Finished Flatsides in Bottom Picture are 20 Vartarg 6mm BB IMP & 219 Wasp


    Thanks for reading and Safe shooting.
    Doug



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    That is a GORGEOUS set-up, Doug. The .219 DW has always intrigued me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Tomek View Post
    That is a GORGEOUS set-up, Doug. The .219 DW has always intrigued me.
    Bobby
    it makes an OLD man look like a good shot LOL
    Safe shooting
    Doug
    Enjoy Life but remember we are only practicing for something Better.

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    I like it! Good looking rig. I’ve never messed around with that cartridge but always thought it was cool. Sure is fun when we put something together that we feel is just right.

    Quite a setup with that frame and an OTT barrel. I haven’t had one of Mike’s barrels either, unfortunately. I’ve not been in contact with GA Jim in awhile and it’s always nice to see some of the ol legends stock sets.

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    Is your chamber the no-turn neck or the match chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by tred1956 View Post
    Bobby
    it makes an OLD man look like a good shot LOL
    Safe shooting
    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmtc View Post
    Is your chamber the no-turn neck or the match chamber?
    It is an OTT barrel. Not labeled as match but necks do have to be turned
    Enjoy Life but remember we are only practicing for something Better.

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