Taking the new Stevens 7mm-08 out for a spin this week.


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Shade00
November 25, 2008, 11:46 PM
I was going to take my SKS out whitetail hunting this year, but pops decided that since he had never formally bought me a rifle when I was a young 'un, he wanted to get me a rifle in a caliber he'd heard nothing but good things about: 7mm-08. So after doing a bit of searching, I suggested the Stevens model 200 - pops isn't a wealthy guy, and even the Stevens was a little more than he wanted to pay, but hey, gotta do it right even if it's late.

So last Tuesday we placed the order with Bud's Gun Shop - after trying to get through to the Internet sales department, we finally resorted to the retail store, where a wonderful lady was kind enough to go to the shipping department and make sure that the rifle got shipped out that day. Needless to say, I am nothing but impressed with Bud's service. Don't think twice about ordering from those guys.

At any rate, the Stevens made it here last Friday. I finally got it scoped yesterday, initially with a 3-9x40 Remington scope I had from who knows where. After a good hour at the range I gave up on that scope and finally stuck the vintage Weaver K4 on it. In no time I had the thing zeroed at 50 yards. Big thumbs up to Weaver scopes. What a value.

Here she is - to me, one of, if not the best value hunting rifle you can buy. I am seriously considering getting another Stevens in .223, .308, or .30-06. The rifle itself was $316 after a $20 transfer fee.

My dad and I are going out tomorrow evening and Thanksgiving morning, then again on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully we see something - this little Stevens deserves to take a deer.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h33/Datlore001/7mm-08.jpg

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cbrgator
November 25, 2008, 11:56 PM
I have one in 30-06. Love it. Had to paint the stock though. So damn ugly.

bang_bang
November 25, 2008, 11:59 PM
Mine chambered in 300 Win Mag has taken two so far this year.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/ss_drummer/DSC00194.jpg

And I agree, they are pretty damn ugly...until you paint'em.

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