I baught a CZ($465),a Stevens($259) and built an AR upper with a flutted crome lined 20" barrel($185=barrel,$25 gas block-I had the other parts) last winter.
The first outing the Stevens was the clear winner in the accuracy department with the AR a close second [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Haveing 5 223s was a tad boreing and because its so easy I baught a SS 204 barrel for the Stevens and now have a great walking varminter that shoots even better than it did when it was a 223[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I realy like the Steven-Savage guns! Thier cheap,shoot well and a guy can do most of the work on them himself.A little tinkering had the trigger pull on that Stevens down to 2.5 pounds wich is about right for a walking/truck gun.The barrel swap to 204 was very easy and I can go back to 223 anytime I chose [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Got a little more stock work to stiffen up the flimsy plastic stock and camo it but all in all The Stevens is a great buy!!