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Old 10-26-2011, 06:55 AM
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Re: Newbie Questions: Stevens Stock

You can stiffin the stock up a little but you have to get behind the recoil lug for best results. The other thing that works better for me is to lessen the leverage and move the bipod stud back a couple of inches.

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:32 AM
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What scope rail is that? Been looking and all the gun stores tell me that they don't make a rail for the stevens. Clearly they do. I am definitely gonna polish this turd. Only got out to 50yds they first time I shot it and I put three bullets in the same hole off the bipod and a shaky table. I imagine I will get a decent performer out of it after the bedding.

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:35 AM
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Mach V: is there another lug location in the stock? I haven't taken mine apart, but I think I remember seeing a picture and about 4" back there is another round spot to put the lug? That rifle is the one I was referring to, looks pretty sharp with the shorter stock. How is the balance with it that short? Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:54 AM
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Re: Newbie Questions: Stevens Stock

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What scope rail is that? Been looking and all the gun stores tell me that they don't make a rail for the stevens. Clearly they do. I am definitely gonna polish this turd. Only got out to 50yds they first time I shot it and I put three bullets in the same hole off the bipod and a shaky table. I imagine I will get a decent performer out of it after the bedding.

Thanks for all the replies.

If you are talking about my gun that is a Weaver tactical rail. For savage short actions with 20moa. I think (and correct me if I'm wrong) most savage model 10 parts will fit the stevens rifles.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:48 PM
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Re: Newbie Questions: Stevens Stock

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Mach V: is there another lug location in the stock? I haven't taken mine apart, but I think I remember seeing a picture and about 4" back there is another round spot to put the lug? That rifle is the one I was referring to, looks pretty sharp with the shorter stock. How is the balance with it that short? Thanks.
If memory serves there is another casting spot but all I did was drill the hole where I wanted it and put a flatwasher and locknut on it and then bedded it in. This unit Started out life as a 223 Stevens and then I installed a 204 Savage barrel on it,cut and painted the stock. The ballance is great with a sporter barrel but a varmint profile you can not move the bipod stud as far back.



I'm 6'1" and find I dont use a lot of forarm on most guns so it doesnt bother me to cut them off. Got offered more han I had into this unit and the 204 barrel was too fickle for my likeing so I sold it figureing I would replace it later.
The replacement came in the form of a Savage Axis in 25-06. So far the only mods I've made to the Axis is to open the barrel channel and lighten the trigger. The only time the stock flex bothers me is when its real hot out, other wise if you open the barrel channel a bit the flex is more of a mental thing then a real problem. The 25-06 shot alright (MOA or less) but I just couldnt resist putting a Shaw 6.5-284 sporter barrel on it.
Just like the Savage and Stevens they all will take the same scope rail depending on long or short action.....I've put a few EGW rails on my heavy barreled units but prefer to keep them light 2 peice units for the sporter barrels. They also all take the same barrel depending on if its a standard action or large action thread.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:12 PM
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Re: Newbie Questions: Stevens Stock

Thanks guys! I will definitely be doing this in a month or so. Deer season starts this weekend and I will not be able to do anything except open the stock up before then. I shot it today, about 50 rds or so. I carved some plastic that obstructed my dollar bill test and seemed alright. 1st three shots were about .5" at 100yds. They opened up after that. I am not sure if that is due to fouling in the new barrel, but they remained about 1.5" for the duration of my 100yd shooting. Took it out to 260 yards and hit 2 4" groups. Used the strelok app for android to find holdover, and guessed with the wind, which was pretty stout. This isn't far really, but my goal is to hit milk jugs at "500 yds before I try to shoot yotes at that far. More trigger time and I am sure I will be there.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:09 PM
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Re: Newbie Questions: Stevens Stock

I modified my Stevens .223 stock using a carbon fiber arrow cut into two pieces. Epoxied them side by side after removing channels for them. Significantly stiffened up the forend enough for <1 MOA groups. I have yet to bed the action.
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