Searching for a particular Stevens rifle; did I dream it?


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yhtomit
May 3, 2007, 05:49 PM
I thought I read about this rifle sometime in the last month, but it's also been a month of less than perfect sleep and some intense dreams ;)

Can sometime tell me, is there a Savage/Stevens .223 single-shot bolt-action plinking / hunting rifle in .223?

I *thought* I'd read about this on Gunblast.com, and my memory includes reading a description (from the reviewer) of how surpisingly easy it was to insert single rounds, comparing it favorably to the small-cap magazines that hunting rifles typically have.

The closest I could actually find though in going through the gunblast archives is a review of this (4-shot capacity) gun:

http://www.savagearms.com/st_200short.htm

Now, I am not currently in the market for anything else on my credit card, thanks, but it's been bugging me that I can't find the model I "read about" so recently. I also would probably rather own a 4-shot gun than a single-shot, but when the time comes that I decide on a centerfire rifle, single shot might be just fine for my plinking purposes. Not much can go wrong with a single-shot bolt-action rifle ;)

If it was a dream, then so be it, but I'd like to know!

Cheers,

timothy

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Essex County
May 3, 2007, 06:15 PM
I honestly can't recall one. I'm usually pretty up on the esotoric and the odd ball. I hope somebody else can come up with a definative answer. Essex

Car Knocker
May 3, 2007, 07:19 PM
Savage DOES make a single shot bolt-action but it's not a Stevens - might this be what you are remembering?

http://www.savagearms.com/12VarminterSS.htm

zero_chances
May 3, 2007, 08:01 PM
Is it the precision varminter? Where the ejection port is on the left, but the bolt is on the right. I read an article on this rifle and the guy was saying how easy it was to load, and he was really suprised how quickly he could reload.

http://www.savagearms.com/12PrecVarm.htm

Sniper4Life
May 3, 2007, 08:13 PM
The precision varmintier is the only one that I can think of. They now have the new "target" actions with accutriggers adjustable from 6 oz to 1 1/2 pounds, I would get an action with correct bolt head, add .223 barrel and a good stock, and all of a sudden a super- accurate savage.

There is no such thing as a single shot stevens btw.

Heavy Metal Hero
May 3, 2007, 08:15 PM
http://www.islandtactical.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=122123

yhtomit
May 3, 2007, 08:23 PM
This must have been a case of wishful dreaming ;)

I think my brain has confused the quick-loading-single-shot 12 Series w/ the cheaper, synthetic-stocked Stevens 200.

However, thinking about has certainly made me start allocating more of my imaginary money for something in this general category -- the Stevens 200 looks like a fantastic gun for the money; with my eyes and shaky hands, I suspect the accuracy and trigger of the Savage single shot would be wasted on me anyhow.

timothy

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