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. gun) I may just leave the rifle like this after putting on a cheek riser of some kind.