Hi, So, I've decided to make a .300 win mag project based on a Stevens 200 action. I was hoping to get some input and help. I planned on a full, all out build with PAC-Nor barrel, tactical stock and the whole 9, but I think im leaning against that for a mor budget build since its a hunter and prob 500-600 yards max. Let me know if my goals will be met and reasoning is solid. Obviously, I'll be starting with a Stevens 200 .300 win mag and stripping it for the action to sell excess parts. What are the key features I need to know that will hurt accuracy? Is trueing as blueprinting an action the same thing? I plan on a Boyd's stock, either Varmit Thumbhole or the traditional with raised cheek area (I forget the name). I also looked at stocky's stocks. They're about 2x the price of Boyd's. Do they offer any advantage, or should I go with Boyd's? For the barrel, I'm leaning towards E R Shaw. The more I read the more it looks like they're very good as long as the smith does his part. I'm not sure if I should get an ER brake put in the barrel or aftermarket attached. What are the pros & cons of each type of brake. I'll get into rings, base, optics down the road. It'll likely be a 6.5-20 vortex viper. I'll also talk bipod, sling, and everything else down the road as well. So anyways, with all this in mind, I have no experience with guns. I mechanically able though. Why parts of the process can I tackle, and what parts are too accuracy sensitive should I leave to the smith? Will this build be capable of 1/2 - 1 MOA assuming I'm capable of it, Also, what other things can I do to help the build? Are recoil lugs worth it? I also would like to control recoil as much as possible as a minor side note. Thanks, Tarheel Edit. I plan to change the trigger. I was leaning to Sharpsshooter supply trigger to get about a 1# pull. I'm still open/ignorant on triggers, so input is welcome.