Thinking of putting together my first inexpensive build off of a Savage or Steven's action (in.308) and I need some input on some of the differences and pros/cons on some options. I'm planning on starting with an action and putting a nice barrel and stock on it and either using the Accutrigger or putting a nicer trigger on it. Application is punching paper for fun...and part of the fun is tinkering and learning through the build process as well. There is a local sale which has a Savage Model 14 in stainless for $555, Model 111 for $500 and a Stevens model 200 for $282. If any of these are a good fit and a good price I might jump on it now. Alternately, I could watch for a used one. I've read that if all you want is the action the Steven's is the same as the Savage (other than trigger), but wonder if that is 100% true. Any inputs or links where I can find more info on this? I also notice that the Savage model 14 has a smooth barrel nut so I'm wondering if that creates problems for the barrel swap I have planned. True? I was planning to do the barrel swap myself. I'm a bit new to the Savage realm, so any inputs would be appreciates.