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#296731 - 07/11/07 08:28 PM stevens rifles
10 Point

Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 4572
Loc: whitwell

anybody got anyexperience with them ? good, bad, junk?
thought bout one in .223 to play with keep in the truck
if ure gonna go go all the way if ure gonna stay then stand ure ground if u cant run with the big dogs then big dog let me walk u out !!
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#296974 - 07/11/07 10:34 PM Re: stevens rifles [Re: pety221]
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Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 3255
Loc: Michie, TN

Basically a Savage. Get a after market trigger for it and you have got a real shooter.
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

#297195 - 07/12/07 07:37 AM Re: stevens rifles [Re: statelineRUT]
6 Point

Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 816
Loc: TN

I have a Stevens in .223. Very accurate gun...I feel like it was the best $260 I've spent on a gun thus far. If you can find the Winchester White Box 45 gr JHPs, this gun will love 'em if it is anything like mine. If I had any complaints, they would be:

1) The flashing on the plastic stock is sharp and needs to be trimmed down.
2) It's somewhat picky about feeding...I'm still working this out.

As for reloading, I have found that mine likes:

- Winchester brass
- Hornady 55gr VMAX
- 26.4 gr Varget
- CCI 400

This load is chrono'ed right around 3067fps and will group around 3/4" @ 100 yds.

#297196 - 07/12/07 07:39 AM Re: stevens rifles [Re: vonb]
Hillbilly Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 18075
Loc: Branchville

It is a Savage. It is made by Savage. It does not have an adjustable trigger. For the money, they are hard to beat.
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...

#297456 - 07/12/07 12:23 PM Re: stevens rifles [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
Henry Lehman
8 Point

Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 1351
Loc: Dickson , Tenn

The Old Stevens were around before Savage was ever dreamed up. I have a Stevens 44 1/2 in 222 cal ( rebored) , that is my alltime favorite gun. As far as value , I would say in the 1500 to 1800 range.
#297717 - 07/12/07 03:49 PM Re: stevens rifles [Re: Henry Lehman]
Hillbilly Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 18075
Loc: Branchville

Savage bought the Stevens name many years ago. I don't remember the exact year.
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...

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