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Thread: Merry Christmas To ME Contender 20 Vartarg

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    Merry Christmas To ME Contender 20 Vartarg

    Just finished a trigger job and hammer spring replacement on my new toy. Barrel is (Thanks DAN L) an OTT 20 Vartarg step barrel (1.25 Diameter) 16.5 inches long. May be some potential here. Scope is a Burris MTAC 6.5-20x50mm. Forearm is a Tony G Pillar Bedded. Temporary grip is a beautiful Dave D. red laminate, but Walnut grip to match forearm is being order. Cartridges are loaded with a light load of H4198 and 32 Gr Hornady V Max. Rest of course is a Fuzz work of art. I am guessing around 3300-3500? This thing is a HOOT to shoot. Cant wait to really have time to play with. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas :happy: :happy: I KNOW I did.
    God Bless
    Doug

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    Target was at 50 Yards

    Last edited by tred1956; 12-29-2018 at 12:20 AM.
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    I have always thought the 20Vartag would be a wonderful cartridge. Very nice setup you have sir!
    " If you cant do it with a 308 , you dont need to do it!

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    That is a great set up bet you cut that group way down when you get your load worked out.

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    I like it.If it was mine I would order the forearm to match the red grip.Either way a very nice Contender and bench rest setup.

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    I have a matching forearm for the red grip but it is for a standard full bull. The pictured barrel is 1.25 inches in diameter so shown forearm was custom made just for it and will fit no other barrels I have (not even my other 1.00 step Barrrel). A lot cheaper to match it than replace it. Also makes me have an extra set of furniture which is always a good excuse I MEAN reason to buy another gun
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    Pictures of Barrel:



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    Very nice. The small bores are allot of fun. I"ve got a 17 Rem. Contender. Even in stock configuration still surprisingly accutate. What brand is your rest?

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    Rest was made by XP Fuzz a member on Specialty Pistol Forum
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