Stevens 200

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by jpbaker, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Any clue on how I can make this rifle more "balanced"?

    With the scope it feels very top/front heavy. I heard of filling the back of stock with foam, but I cant see that helping much.
     

  3. .30 CAL

    .30 CAL Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Use lead fishing weights with liquid nails to hold them in place.
     
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Carbon arrow shafts or alum tubing would have been better than steel rods.

    Any way to remove them?
     
  5. BenY 2013

    BenY 2013 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    210
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    I filled the buttstock of my stevens 200 with foam. It didn't seem to help much, I did make my own kydex cheekpiece which I hate to brag but it rocks!!!!:D The factory stock can be made useable but I will eventually be replacing it!
     
  6. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011

    Yeah they can be romoved, but considering the rifle at the range today, I may keep it the same.

    I had some factory loads to use up here are the results, was a 5 shot group.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. curtis

    curtis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    188
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    I would suggest leave every thing like it is if you're getting groups like that! Many people pay thousands of dollars to get a gun that will group like that. I say good job on your bugdet gun that shoots that good!!
     
  8. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011

    Lol...2 late bro. The post thread is like a year and a half old :)...

    There is the new and improved (in my opinion).... Only thing the same is the action.... shoots like a dream...
     

    Attached Files:

  9. curtis

    curtis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    188
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    That's awesome!! What a good looking rifle and even better groups! Good job.