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Unread 02-28-2012, 10:13 AM
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Stevens/CDI Precision

Quick Question for you guys,

I wanna get a 308 for deer hunting, probably out to 300-400yds. Anything further will get 300wm.

I was thinking a simple stevens 200 action, but I want a "drop mag." So, my question, could I drop the action in a Choate Tactical stock with a CDI precision bottom metal.

Also, for an affordible barrel, I was thinking an E.R. Shaw barrel. I was considering a 20" or a 24" Varmint Contour.

Thoughts?

TKS
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    Unread 02-28-2012, 12:20 PM
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    Re: Stevens/CDI Precision

    If you are going for a good DIY build then you have a good start, but all of that adds up pretty quickly. I was planning something similar, but then found a complete Savage that had 90% of what I was looking for in a factory rifle for several hundred dollars less. Don't forget you'll need a trigger as well.

    Your build...

    Action $225.00
    ER Shaw Barrel $150.00
    Stock w/ CDI BDM $480.00
    AICS Mag $ 85.00
    Trigger $100.00

    Total $1045.00


    If you are going for affordable, find a Savage FCSS in .308. You'll proabbly spend around $750.00 and it will have everything you are looking for with the exception of the tactical stock, in a stainless rifle.
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    Re: Stevens/CDI Precision

    Maybe I could go with a Rem 700 Varmint and upgrade as I get the cash.

    I live in Canada, so getting parts can be an issue....

    Also, I have a stevens 200 .223, that I purchased for a similar project, but when I took it to the range, I decided to leave it stock, cuz it shot .335" with factory winchester JHP

    So depending on how it shoots, I may be able to hold off on the barrel and trigger job for a bit. The trigger is ok once adjusted.

    Just alot of factors to consider....

    TKS
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    Re: Stevens/CDI Precision

    For 3-400 yds I would just buy an over-the-counter rifle that you like, with the features you want and use it as it is.

    For example, a Tikka comes with a drop mag and would be a good package for what you want.

    TC
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    Re: Stevens/CDI Precision

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    Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    For 3-400 yds I would just buy an over-the-counter rifle that you like, with the features you want and use it as it is.

    TC
    Yeah, but human nature is to push the limits. 3-400 might turn into a little more down the road.....
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    Unread 03-01-2012, 01:19 PM
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    Re: Stevens/CDI Precision

    Also, if with the CDI bottem medal, will it work with the Ruger Scout AICS mags.
    That would also drop the cost down a fair bit.

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