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Old 04-06-2009, 07:17 PM
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Stevens 200 in .338??

I was talking to a friend and he said that the stevens 200 will not take the abuse from a round like the .338 edge or lapua. Is this correct? Was wondering b/c I might be building a rifle here soon and was looking at some actions.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:03 PM
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Re: Stevens 200 in .338??

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I was talking to a friend and he said that the stevens 200 will not take the abuse from a round like the .338 edge or lapua. Is this correct? Was wondering b/c I might be building a rifle here soon and was looking at some actions.
It will very easily take a 338 edge. The only problem with the Lapua is the different case head.

For and Edge, if you are starting with a Stevens with a mag bolt face it is as simple as a barrel swap. It takes me about 5-10 minutes to swap the barrels.

Shilen is one of the barrel makers that offer pre-fit Savage/Stevens barrels in 338 Edge. $313(shipped) for a 30" Select Match Stainless Varmint taper.

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Old 04-08-2009, 06:37 PM
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Re: Stevens 200 in .338??

where do your order a shilen barrel from straight from shilen or from some where else
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:41 PM
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Re: Stevens 200 in .338??

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where do your order a shilen barrel from straight from shilen or from some where else
Somewhere else,

I ordered my Shilen from Jim Briggs of Northland Shooter Supply. He is a member here, and is very active on Savageshooters.com. Great guy to deal with.

Another place is Accuracyarms.com.

They are both the same price. I chose Jim because of his involvement at Savageshooters. He also is a Savage dealer and can get you all parts up to complete rifles for a very reasonable price.

You can order straight from Shilen, but they charge about $100 more.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:49 PM
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Re: Stevens 200 in .338??

What would the best caliber be to start with so that i have as few mods as possible to convert a stevens 200 to a 338 edge?? Thanks
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:54 PM
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Re: Stevens 200 in .338??

Something with a mag. bolt head....300 Win mag or 7mm Rem mag

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Old 04-08-2009, 09:38 PM
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Re: Stevens 200 in .338??

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Something with a mag. bolt head....300 Win mag or 7mm Rem mag

Chris
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