I have a contender with two barrels! One is a 10" 223 rem barrel with irons, and a Leupold rings and bases and a 2X Redfield pistol scope with dual-X reticle. The other barrel is a 411 JDJ barrel that is 16 1/4" long, so a carbine stock can be legally used with it. The barrel was a 41 Rem Mag, super 14 barrel, re-chambered with a muzzle break perminently mounted so as to make it legal length for rifle stock use. It has Irons, and a Weaver mount& rings, with another Redfield scope like the 223 barrel.
I have a Uncle Mike's shoulder rig to carry the contender with either barrel, and hard case. However I'm told it is illegal to carry the contender in the same case with a rifle stock, and a pistol barrel, as this makes it into a class III firearm. In other words if you have with a rifle stock, only the rifle barrel can be carried, but with the pistol stock, both barrels can be carried with the action as a pistol. I don't have the rifle stock, so I can carry it as a 223 pistol, and 411 JDJ long barreled pistol, without worry! :lol:
I could be persuaded to trade this whole rig for a nice Ruger No1 in just about any chambering, as I never shoot the contender, and I collect Ruger No1s! :wink:
The barrels for the Contender, and the encore do not interchange!