Re: Stevens Rifles
I now have four of the Stevens 200 rifles. A 223 Ackley, 243, 7mm-08 and a 300 Win mag.
Got the 300 first, to use as a Skidoo rifle, because I was tired of beating up my SAKO and Husqvarna rifles on the machine while hunting caribou.
The 300 shot so well, under an inch with every bullet weight I tried in it, that I bought a 223 for wolves and coyotes. It shot even better, putting even factory ammo into half inch groups. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I had Bill Leeper rechamber it to 223 Ackley, and it will put five 40 gr BTs at just under 4000 fps into half an inch almost every time I sit down and get serious with it.
I was truly amazed, so then got a 7mm-08 and it is a consistent 3/4 inch rifle. Last week I got a 243 and just shot two consecutive sub-minute groups with it a 300 meters. That's 327 yards, and the groups were well under three inches.
Remember, this is with factory stock rifles, no tweaking, unbedded, just have the triggers adjusted to break clean at around three pounds. Amazing!