I have used and shot a 7-30 Waters Contender pretty much since the first one rolled into CO. To date I have owned 4, 2 pistol lengths and two carbine lengths. Probably the best big game round you can launch from a Contender and everyone of them was amazingly accurate.
My favorite right now is a factory carbine SS that I use for deer and antelope. I'm shooting a max load of RL-15 behind a Speer 130 gr. BTSP in fireformed WW 30-30 brass. Handloaded with bullets correct for the task I personally don't believe there is a better youth/small framed hunter/novice deer rifle around. I used at least once a year for deer or antleope and I am neither young nor small framed nor novice.
Last I checked this combo gets me just under 2500 fps. But I don't push my Contenders at all.