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We are shotgun only where I hunt in Wisconsin but handguns do get past the law. With this in mind I am considering a TC contend

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  • We are shotgun only where I hunt in Wisconsin but handguns do get past the law. With this in mind I am considering a TC contend

    We are shotgun only where I hunt in Wisconsin but handguns do get past the law. With this in mind I am considering a TC contender pistol in 6.8 rem spc. My question is, do any of you have experience with this cartridge, and will the recoil be manageable in a handgun? If you think this will make a poor handgun cartridge what would you suggest in its place?

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    Not familiar with that round but I can appreciate how you are using the letter of the law to extend your range. I know there are Handguns, namely the Contender, but others too, that'll shoot a centerfire round well beyond shotgun range. Good luck

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    • #3
      Not too keen on that caliber, but I would definitely get a T/C pistol.

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      • #4
        Are bottleneck handgun cartridges allowed in the WI shotgun zone? In MI we are only allowed straight wall handgun cartridges in the shotgun zone.

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        • #5
          As long as it meets stock and barrel length requirements cartridge doesn't matter. And yes steve that is the idea, i have started hunting some areas where the ability to take a 150-200 yard shot would be a huge advantage and I think a small rifle cartridge out of a 14 inch contender barrel is the way to go.

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          • #6
            If there is no caliber retriction I'd go with a rifle caliber in a hand gun barrel, 25-06, 308, or 30-30. I've got a 450 Marlin on my encore and I DON'T recommend that for the faint of heart.

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            • #7
              See Brad that is my main concern with a regular rifle cartridge, I want something I will like to shoot and will practice with because i know if I want to be able shoot at 200 yards with a pistol I will need to practice. My other thoughts were a .243 win or even a 7-30 waters.

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              • #8
                Nice to see that WI has some more reasonable laws. If they meet requirements you might also consider a Remington XP-100 or a Savage Striker. Might be a bit difficult to find but they should handle the recoil better.

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                • #9
                  you might also consinder a 7-08 more poof than a 243 and maybe better ballistics to out of a pistol.

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                  • #10
                    what part of Wi are you hnting southern WI? I hunt Northern WI just wondering

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