Stevens/CDI Precision

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jpbaker, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

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    Quick Question for you guys,

    I wanna get a 308 for deer hunting, probably out to 300-400yds. Anything further will get 300wm.

    I was thinking a simple stevens 200 action, but I want a "drop mag." So, my question, could I drop the action in a Choate Tactical stock with a CDI precision bottom metal.

    Also, for an affordible barrel, I was thinking an E.R. Shaw barrel. I was considering a 20" or a 24" Varmint Contour.

    Thoughts?

    TKS
    JPB
     
  2. BH107

    BH107 Well-Known Member

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    If you are going for a good DIY build then you have a good start, but all of that adds up pretty quickly. I was planning something similar, but then found a complete Savage that had 90% of what I was looking for in a factory rifle for several hundred dollars less. Don't forget you'll need a trigger as well.

    Your build...

    Action $225.00
    ER Shaw Barrel $150.00
    Stock w/ CDI BDM $480.00
    AICS Mag $ 85.00
    Trigger $100.00

    Total $1045.00


    If you are going for affordable, find a Savage FCSS in .308. You'll proabbly spend around $750.00 and it will have everything you are looking for with the exception of the tactical stock, in a stainless rifle.
     

  3. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I could go with a Rem 700 Varmint and upgrade as I get the cash.

    I live in Canada, so getting parts can be an issue....

    Also, I have a stevens 200 .223, that I purchased for a similar project, but when I took it to the range, I decided to leave it stock, cuz it shot .335" with factory winchester JHP

    So depending on how it shoots, I may be able to hold off on the barrel and trigger job for a bit. The trigger is ok once adjusted.

    Just alot of factors to consider....

    TKS
    JPB
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  4. Top Cat

    Top Cat Well-Known Member

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    For 3-400 yds I would just buy an over-the-counter rifle that you like, with the features you want and use it as it is.

    For example, a Tikka comes with a drop mag and would be a good package for what you want.

    TC
     
  5. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but human nature is to push the limits. 3-400 might turn into a little more down the road..... :)
     
  6. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

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    Also, if with the CDI bottem medal, will it work with the Ruger Scout AICS mags.
    That would also drop the cost down a fair bit.

    TKS
    JPB