February 7, 2011, 01:38 AM
I have a stevens 200 in 223 that i want to play around with
ive been looking into the savage pages and was thinking of doing a conversion to .308
will the savage 10 parts work or is there a difference in the stevens 200
i dont know these rifles thoroughly but I was told that the only real difference was the accutrigger and maybe quality control
I know I would need a barrel a bolt face and a new magazine is there anything else I would need to do this?
thanks in advance
February 7, 2011, 01:30 PM
and maybe quality controlCan't help you on the rest, but in the areas it counts, quality control is not an issue.
The trigger is older Savage tech, but the barrel and action top-notch. The stock is the cheapest part of the rifle. It doesn't suffer from QC. Just minimum amounts of fit and finish. But it's free-floated and pillar-bed. So cheap and ugly, but functional.
February 7, 2011, 01:44 PM
Yes, Savage 10/110 parts work interchangeably on the Stevens 200.
You'd need a .473 bolt face and a 308 mag follower to convert your .223 Stevens 200 to a .308. As far as tools go, you'd need a barrel nut wrench and a 308 go-gage; an action wrench would help otherwise a bench vise with notched hardwood barrel blocks will help you break the nut lose the first time. You'd probably be well served with a new stock as well, and perhaps an aftermarket trigger.
Be careful - swapping Savage barrels is addictive & expensive...and if you want to sell your .223 bolt face down the line, I'd probably be interested.
February 7, 2011, 09:06 PM
Try the timney trigger, it's an easy install and will adjust down to about 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. All of the parts you need can be found at midway usa
February 7, 2011, 10:09 PM
it'd be a fun project, but would it be any cheaper than just buying a new one?
February 8, 2011, 03:18 AM
thanks everybody for the help
I figured the tools would be an investment as the savage swapping is addictive
courtgreene thats a good question im not sure all I do know is that I have a rifle I rarely shoot mainly because of the caliber its chambered in doesnt interest me enough to shoot it and I like tinkering so the learning experience will be reward enough for the costs involved
February 8, 2011, 10:46 PM
that's really all the reason you need. in fact I've done more for less reason.