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    Grandmaster sgreen3's Avatar
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    Stevens 200 project

    Thought Id post up a pic of my latest project I've been working on. Its a Steven's 200 in 223rem ditched the awful factory stock an replaced it with a Boyd's Prairie Hunter. I bedded the action an tweaked on the factory trigger a little and have it braking at a nice crisp 5.5lbs. This has been a nice little budget build that I have less than $350 (minus the scope) in. Its proven to be very accurate will post a pic of best group out of the first range trip. It was right at 1.25" with 3 rounds stacked on each other, and was shot using PMC factory loaded ammo. Finally with the help of a fellow member who sold me some of his .224HPBT 69gr projectiles Ill be able to work up a custom load for it. I shoot it of bench rest witch I shoot most all my rifles from but the gun is pretty light weight. I got the rifle with the intentions of building a Heavy Barreled bench gun but the rifle is a lot of fun the way it is and shoots very well with just factory ammo. I would think it will do a little better with some match stuff or my handloads. So I'm not sure if Ill leave it the way it is or continue the full on transformation (The Shilen Barrel I have for it sitting in the gun cabinet keeps calling my name to be installed ). An now for a few pics




    100yrds off bench, 55gr PMC, 5 shot group
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    Very nice. I have the same rifle. So you didn't like the gray stock? I've been thinking about doing something with mine too. Just haven't gotten around to it yet. They are nice shooters for the money. Funny thing... after mine goes crack...I her this funny sound. Something like "meow" Gotta protect the bunnies for next season. hehe.

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    Grandmaster sgreen3's Avatar
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    They grey piece of Tupperware had to go! lol
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    Nice! Just got the same rifle today. I dropped it into a choate tactical stock. Still need to put glass on it. Can't wait to shoot it.
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    I've got the same rifle also. I dropped mine in a Choate Varmint I got on here for $100, a $70 centerpoint scope, and replaced the trigger sping and have shot a couple 5 shot groups close to a half inch so far with 68gr Hornady Match and RL15. I just put a Burris scope on it and am waiting for some decent weather to shoot. They are definitely great budget rifles!!

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    Grandmaster sgreen3's Avatar
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    Yes they are hard to beat for the price. they are just a hard rifle to find it seems/ Took me forever to find one.
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    Very nice. Looking at one now in 30-06. For some strange reason, 30-06 is calling me, probably because its the only ammo I've seen on the shelves in the last year.

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    Yea that's for sure. there is no shortage of that on Wal-Mart's shelves, lol
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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by sgreen3 View Post
    This has been a nice little budget build that I have less than $350 (minus the scope) in.
    You have less than $350 in the rifle, stock, and bipod? I clearly need to own a setup similar to yours. Break it down for me... how much for each and where did you find rifle, stock, and bipod?

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    Grandmaster sgreen3's Avatar
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    I got the rifle for $200 bucks used of a friend of mine. An the Boyds stock was like $129 bucks after shipping and I already had the bipod, the bipod is just for the photo op. I shoot of bags.
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