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Unread 08-30-2011, 07:34 PM
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Action length for Stevens 200 Long

Hey guys. I am looking at building a rifle in either 300 WBY or 7mm STW. I am looking at basing it on a Stevens 200 long action then throwing a Shilen barrel on it. Since these 2 calibers have a very long COAL, I am wonder how long the action opening is and how long the magazine box is. Also, am I able to use a standard shank size for those 2 calibers? Any help would be great. Thanks.
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    Unread 08-30-2011, 09:19 PM
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    Re: Action length for Stevens 200 Long

    3.500" maybe a touch longer. Small shank would work fine.
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    Re: Action length for Stevens 200 Long

    the mag box is 3.5 or the action is 3.5? The COAL on a 7mm STW is 3.6" and the 300 WBY is slightly shorter. So that is what I'm worried about.
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    Re: Action length for Stevens 200 Long

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    the mag box is 3.5 or the action is 3.5? The COAL on a 7mm STW is 3.6" and the 300 WBY is slightly shorter. So that is what I'm worried about.
    Mag box is 3.5"

    You might need to re-think your chambering or use it single shot.
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    Re: Action length for Stevens 200 Long

    You can make a 7mm stw but don't expect to chase the lands if you want a repeater. Lots of options for the Savage Stevens actions but you are limited once you start getting up in size. You can open the action a little too.
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    Re: Action length for Stevens 200 Long

    I built a 7 STW on a Stevens model 200. I PM'ed you some details.
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