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Unread 11-12-2011, 04:47 PM
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Stevens 200

Hey guys,

A couple months ago I bought a Stevens 200 .223. I bought it with the intention of restocking it, and picking up a new barrel for it. As it turns out, im kinda on a budget. The Choate Tactical Stock I ordered didnt fit, (sent me the wrong one!!), then would not return my messages (ebay). So, this is what I did:

1. Opened barrel channel to free float barrel

2. Installed 2 steel rods in forend to stiffen it up

3. Glassbedded it

4. Last fot rid of the nasty gray color and sprayed & Shaped grip paint on forend and grip area. (Plz excuse the paint job, my first time painting .

As it turns out im getting just over 1/2 moa with 55gr vmax handloads.

I may just leave the rifle like this after putting on a cheek riser of some kind.
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    Unread 11-13-2011, 10:21 AM
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    Re: Stevens 200

    Any clue on how I can make this rifle more "balanced"?

    With the scope it feels very top/front heavy. I heard of filling the back of stock with foam, but I cant see that helping much.
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    Re: Stevens 200

    Use lead fishing weights with liquid nails to hold them in place.
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    Unread 11-13-2011, 10:11 PM
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    Re: Stevens 200

    Carbon arrow shafts or alum tubing would have been better than steel rods.

    Any way to remove them?
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    Unread 11-14-2011, 11:24 PM
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    Re: Stevens 200

    I filled the buttstock of my stevens 200 with foam. It didn't seem to help much, I did make my own kydex cheekpiece which I hate to brag but it rocks!!!! The factory stock can be made useable but I will eventually be replacing it!
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    Unread 11-18-2011, 02:01 PM
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    Re: Stevens 200

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    Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
    Carbon arrow shafts or alum tubing would have been better than steel rods.

    Any way to remove them?

    Yeah they can be romoved, but considering the rifle at the range today, I may keep it the same.

    I had some factory loads to use up here are the results, was a 5 shot group.
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    Unread 08-13-2012, 02:15 PM
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    Re: Stevens 200

    I would suggest leave every thing like it is if you're getting groups like that! Many people pay thousands of dollars to get a gun that will group like that. I say good job on your bugdet gun that shoots that good!!
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