THOMPSON T/C CONTENDER CUSTOM 356 WINCHESTER 14 PISTOL BARREL 356 WIN CALIBER This is a name brand Thompson Center Arms Barrel that I think was originally a 35 Remington barrel that had the chamber bored out to accept a 356 Winchester cartridge to get about 200 feet per second faster bullet velocity. At least that’s what the gun shop owner told me. Properly sighted in at around 170 to 175 yards you should be able to point and shoot up to about 200 yards with a mid range less than 2″ high and at about 190 to 200 yards about 2″ low with standard factory ammo. Custom reloads will probably shoot even flatter, especially using lighter bullets with more or better powder. So point and shoot up to around 200 yards should be possible with this barrel. It comes with an attached weaver base scope mount. I also think I might have have a rear rifle sight. So if you want or need a rifle sight I might be able to swap the scope base for the rear rifle sight. You can see that the 356 written on the barrel replaced the original cartridge specification due to the different engraving on the barrel. I got this in a multi-gun deal with a gun shop owner, but only used it a few times for deer hunting. Then I switched to a. 223 Remington 16″ barrel that shoots at least about another 300 feet per second faster than this 356 Winchester 14″ barrel with standard factory ammo. 223 is about the fastest caliber you can get for a Contender that has readily available factory big game cartridges (” non-fragmenting” bullets). Federal and Winchester both make a. 223 deer cartridge with a 64 grain “non-fragmenting” soft point bullet. Some people think a. 223 is too light of a caliber to work well on deer, but it shoots flat and so far it has taken deer as effectively as any caliber I have ever used. I don’t shoot at running deer which helps make a good shot no matter what caliber rifle you use. But for those people who want a heavier caliber bullet that still shoots about as flat as you can get with a Contender, this barrel is for you. That’s actually why I bought it in the first place. I cannot find a price on something comparable so please feel free to make an offer. This may be a one of a kind. The item “THOMPSON T/C CONTENDER CUSTOM 356 WINCHESTER 14 PISTOL BARREL 356 WIN CALIBER” is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2021. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Hunting\Gun Parts\Pistol”. The seller is “goodmanmel” and is located in Buffalo, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
- For Gun Make: Thompson Center
- Type: Barrel Parts
- Material/Finish: BLUED
- For Gun Type: Handgun
- Brand: Thompson/Center Arms