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Stevens 200 new comer question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by trlcavscout, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. trlcavscout

    trlcavscout Active Member

    Ok I havent been on here in a while, or much but I have a question I'm hopeing someone can answer. I just purchased a steven 200 in .223 so I dont have to lug my savage 12FV around all winter coyote hunting. So my question's are this (not so much I am gonna do it, just wanna know), this is a short action right? Will a savage short action stock fit (if I was to order a bell and carlson for example)? Can I put a savage accutrigger or aftermarket trigger made for a savage on it? I have been looking for info and parts, everyone says they are the same but I cant find where anyone has actually done it? Thanks
  2. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Chances are good that no you cannot replace the stock. If the magazine is center-feed as opposed to stagger-feed it is not replaceable. Can't help with the trigger.
  3. Shade00

    Shade00 Well-Known Member

    I just got a Stevens 200 in 7mm-08, and it's my understanding that the Savage and the Stevens are virtually identical. I've seen aftermarket triggers recommended many times - I too will be interested to hear about changing the stock, though.
  4. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    I think, not 100% sure, that a Savage stock will fit the Model 200. I didn't replace the stock, but took some Krylon to it!
    Trigger is adjustable, just isn't as nice as the Accutrigger. But for hunting, it's perfect IMO. Here is a couple pics of my Model 200 in 300 Mag.


  5. trlcavscout

    trlcavscout Active Member

    How do you adjust the trigger on these? I was told you cant?
  6. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    Well...I did on mine. Look in the manual, it explains it in there. I shall continue to search for mine...seemed to have missplaced it...
  7. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    AH-HA...found it.

    I apparently lied to you, manual is for Accutrigger rifles... But they are adjustable, or I twisted a screw for no reason.

    The picture here shows the screw, loosen it to lighten the pull. Don't loosen it too much though, be careful it still holds it's threads.


    that's from http://www.gunblast.com/Stevens-200.htm
  8. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Bang Bang, Love that paint job.
  9. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    I doubt it is a short action, proly all the stevens are based on the 110, I believe.
    Also you can adjust the trigger geometry with shims, i believe. Go over to rimfirecentral.com, and look over on the Savage threads, and check the stickys at the top of the Savage page. I know i did this to my rimfire trigger, and it worked great.
  10. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 Well-Known Member

    It is a short action, on the stevens site they list a 200 LA and 200 SA. As for changing the stock I used a Boyd's laminate thumbhole for a Savage 10, I had to do some inletting and I free floated the barrel but it bolted right up. I lightened the trigger in mine with the same screw shown above, if you want to get creative you can stone it down. Regardless how you adjust the trigger make sure when you fit it all together that it does not slam fire and that all the safety positions work. FYI there are two other screws that you may think are for trigger adjustment but they are actually trigger overtravel and the adjustment for the safety, DO NOT ADJUST THESE unless you have to.
  11. ken22250

    ken22250 Well-Known Member

    when adjusting the trigger on one of those, be careful, if its too far out it can work loose, and that will disengage the safty, that happned to me once, so i had the trigger replaced.
  12. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 Well-Known Member

    I had the same thing too when I adjusted it too light, of course I had also played with the overtravel screws and all. I had the trigger pull into the ounces but to little overtravel woudl sometimes cause the trigger to hang in the fire position and whenever you would chamber a round it would fire, of course I found this out in my garage using an empty case with a primer in it insteadof live rounds. I always do this when doing trigger work.
  13. texascarl

    texascarl Well-Known Member

    This article includes a photo of the screw to adjust to lighten your standard Stevens trigger. Timney makes a nice trigger for these if you just can't learn to enjoy the one Savage puts on them. I like my .223 and .243 Stevens 200. YMMV of course but I think they're a dandy little rifle for the money.

  14. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    Since we're on the subject of Stevens...

    Are the .223 rifles worth it? I know as far as deer hunting goes my 300 Mag has paid for itself in meat. The .223 would mainly be used as a target/small game rifle. I know a lot of people own the .223 versions..

  15. mejeepnut

    mejeepnut member

    Don't stone a Savage/Stevens trigger,they are only case hardend from what I have heard!I can't find the sight that I used to adjust my models 110 and 111.Try going to savage shooters and doing a search!
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  16. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    Any stock that will fit a Savage will fit a Stevens of the same action length. The problem is that Savage/Stevens redesigned their magazines and stocks recently and the aftermarket companies are just now catching up. There are guns made by Savage and Stevens in stores with both the old and new designs and you should be careful if buying a replacement stock. If you have the newer design you may not want to change it out. I think it is a big improvement.
  17. dagger dog

    dagger dog Well-Known Member

    Just make sure to measure the distance between the centers of your Stevens action screws, there are a couple of different measurement stocks out there early short action and late short action and the screw spacing is different.

    The manufactuers will give the specs on each.
  18. Archery Ham

    Archery Ham Well-Known Member

    I am glad I found this site. :D

    I think E. Arthur Brown makes aftermarket triggers for Savage/Stevens.

    Thanks for the picture. I am going to modify mine Friday. Mine is a tad heavy.

    Bang Bang.....I like the paint job you did. I am planning on using Krylon Fusion to do a matte finish....stock and barrel. I like the Center Point scope.

    I got this one earlier this month.

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  19. harrishawk2

    harrishawk2 New Member

    Ranger ruck had it right... all stevens 200 are savage 110/10 actions. 110 for the long action and 10 for the short action. You can put an accutrigger on the stevens and any stock designed for the 110 will fit the stevens 200. I have a stevens 200 that I just bought in 300 win mag and haven't done any mods yet but I'm going to be replacing the stock.
  20. briang2ad

    briang2ad Well-Known Member

    If you buy the Stevens, and add a stock and trigger, will you come out cheaper???

    How do they shoot compared to a Savage 110?

    If they make this in 223, would it be as ACCURATE as the Savage Model 25?

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