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Thread: Who's built off or uses a Stevens 200?

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    Who's built off or uses a Stevens 200?

    I've been offered a Stevens 200 7mm08 in good nick at a killer price ($500). Was thinking it might be good to base a decent rifle off. Even thinking of selling the Sako, which would give me some cash to spend on some decent glass and a stock upgrade. Just keen to see what forum members have done to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    I've been offered a Stevens 200 7mm08 in good nick at a killer price ($500). Was thinking it might be good to base a decent rifle off. Even thinking of selling the Sako, which would give me some cash to spend on some decent glass and a stock upgrade. Just keen to see what forum members have done to them.
    Wash your mouth out!
    You are obviously having some kind of personal issues so I am going to suggest some counciling to sort out what ever is taking you of the rails.
    There must be something else you could sell eg: car house kids etc
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    If your Sako was made after 1995 a straight swap would be in order
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    Stevens are good base rifles. I had a Stevens 243 and with a new adjustable trigger plus bedding and stiffening of the forent I had it shooting 8-12mm groups with my handloads. If you were to get a new stock and trigger it'll shoot well. If you put a new barrel on as well it'll shoot even better. It's just an older model Savage and everyone knows they shoot well.

    In saying that I probably wouldn't sell a new Sako for one but an older one to buy a new barrel and stock maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    If your Sako was made after 1995 a straight swap would be in order
    I will remorgage my house to buy every Sako avalable made after 1995 for 500$ or less
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    Why not put that 500 towards some decent glass on the Sako?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Why not put that 500 towards some decent glass on the Sako?
    Or a new barrel.
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    Trouble is it's a Sako A7 I bought on impulse. I now have a rifle with no aftermarket support in a caliber I'm getting bored with. It shoots fine, I just haven't warmed to it. My rationale was - sell the Sako, get the money from that and invest it in bits and pieces like good glass and a decent stock for the Stevens, maybe even a new barrel. I'm warming to the idea of a .260. I basically want a more efficient caliber and a rifle tailored to my taste. I could probably even roll 7mm08 happily.

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    Do it. The A7 isn't a real Sako. It's basically a Tikka with Sako badging.
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    Custom rifles often end up costing a lot more than you expect.
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    260 or 7mm08 are mint, hmmm If I were you tbh Sell the glitzy tikka t3(sako a7) and use the money to do the stevens up, pop a trueflight stainless barrel on it,boyds stock,glass bed it,millspec it so the barrel and action are the same finish,jewel the bolt, accurise the new barrel and action,trigger job(2stage?),get the tenons redone etc.....
    or you could try out a New Senator NZ made stock??? hmmm yes?

    As a Sako Owner myself the A7's and with no disrespect here to anyone but the A7's are a bloody insult to Sako,absolute insult, The difference in accuracy between one of them an a tikka t3 is the shooter and for what its worth I'd grab a tikka t3 and use the difference to pop some decent optics on the tikka....

    oh speaking of which has anyone seen the vixen 222 on trademe? theres one that hasn't been taken out of the box(brand new!!!!) and its about 3.2ish.... If I had the money and need for 222 I would not think twice!

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    Nothing wrong with a stevens, but needs trigger work. If you like shooting off a bipod then a better stock should be on the list but otherwise it's easy to stiffen up the front.
    Wouldn't bother changing the barrel unless it obviously isn't shooting as most savage/stevens are very good. If you were to replace the barrel/change calibre I would look hard at getting a prefit barrel in from the states - it will save money on the barrel and the gunsmith fitting it here.

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    I don't see the point in investing money into a Stevens.

    Better off buying a decent factory rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the kid View Post
    I don't see the point in investing money into a Stevens.

    Better off buying a decent factory rifle.
    None of them turn my crank

 

 

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