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Posted: 10/5/2010 7:34:57 AM EST
I had an earlier post on this ongoing project.......finally got some funds together for a BC stock.........and range testing. Been having a lot of fun with this project........far exceeds my expectations and was a learning process in installing the barrel and headspacing...........The group in the picture was at 100 yards with Federal Match ammo.

Stevens 200 action
Timney trigger set a 2.5 pounds
BC tactical stock
Mcgowen 20inch 1x10 heavy barrel in 308 Winchester



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Posted: 10/5/2010 7:58:35 AM EST
That looks bad azz, glad it worked out so well. I've been wanting to do something similar but have it chambered in .338 Edge.
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Posted: 10/5/2010 8:05:55 AM EST
Nice build. I had planned to do something similar but never got any further than just buying the rifle.
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Posted: 10/5/2010 12:27:01 PM EST
Looks great. I have been thinking about a similar project. Where did you get your barrel? Directly from the mfg?
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Posted: 10/5/2010 12:36:14 PM EST
nice looking rifle
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Posted: 10/6/2010 3:35:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By thelaw09:
Looks great. I have been thinking about a similar project. Where did you get your barrel? Directly from the mfg?


Direct order from Mcgowen..........

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Posted: 10/6/2010 7:15:05 PM EST
Sweet, total cost?
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Posted: 10/6/2010 7:38:11 PM EST
I'm looking to do something similar except I'm gonna do it in 6.5x55. Now I just need to find a left handed long action savage/stevens.
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Posted: 10/7/2010 3:37:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By chewbacca:
Sweet, total cost?


Not counting the scope and rings.......which I had laying around........Including the action, stock, trigger, barrel and scope mount around 850. and change.........I still have the action wrench, barrel nut wrench, and headspace gauges.....which I could sell......but I have another project similar to this on the horizon.........I am going to do a 6x45 rifle on a stevens 200 action when funds allow..........

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Posted: 10/7/2010 8:28:36 AM EST
Stevens 200's are the 10/22's of the centerfire world. You can change everything yourself if you have the tools and they aren't expensive at all. Once you have the barrel broke loose once all you need after that is a barrel nut wrench and those can be had for <$30. I have had a few barrels of differnt calibers lating around at one point or another.

I set my headspace on a case sized in my dies. It works the brass a lot less but you can only shoot your reloads. If I ever have the need to shoot factory ammo, which I doubt, I'll just loosen the headsapce up to factory specs and go.

Good looking rifle.

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Posted: 10/7/2010 10:34:08 AM EST
Can you buy Stevens 200 actions, or do you have to buy a donor rifle? I need a new project and would love to have one of the 6.5 calibers (.260 or 6.5 CM).
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Posted: 10/7/2010 10:51:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
Can you buy Stevens 200 actions, or do you have to buy a donor rifle? I need a new project and would love to have one of the 6.5 calibers (.260 or 6.5 CM).


Best thing to do is find your nearest Academy Sports and plan on buying one from them. Just last month they had complete short actiona dn along action Stevens 200's for $179. They even had them in popular calibers as well.At the $179 price tag you can sell the tack off stuff and nearly break even as barrel normally run $125-$150 and the stocks sell for $25-$35.

Otherwise you are going to pay $200+ for just the action from most distributors.

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Posted: 10/7/2010 11:21:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dolomite_Supafly:
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
Can you buy Stevens 200 actions, or do you have to buy a donor rifle? I need a new project and would love to have one of the 6.5 calibers (.260 or 6.5 CM).


Best thing to do is find your nearest Academy Sports and plan on buying one from them. Just last month they had complete short actiona dn along action Stevens 200's for $179. They even had them in popular calibers as well.At the $179 price tag you can sell the tack off stuff and nearly break even as barrel normally run $125-$150 and the stocks sell for $25-$35.

Otherwise you are going to pay $200+ for just the action from most distributors.

Dolomite


$179- Holy crap that's cheap! Unfortunately, there aren't any Academy Sports near me. I miss that store.