bolt action .223
Well I need some more of everyone's good advice. I wouldn't mind adding a bolt action .223 to my safe. I've looked at several rifles, a Remington SPS, a Howa 1500, a few savages etc.. I also looked at a Stevens model 200. As a rule I don't like plastic stocks and prefer either wood or Hogue. But if I bought the stevens $300 and chucked the stock, then bought a replacement from boyds for $100, what would be involved in changing stocks? I am thinking that for around $400 I could have a pretty decent rifle. Could this be false economy ? If I did this, might I run into things that it would take a gunsmith to straighten out ? If I am going to wind up at a gunsmiths shop it would negate any savings I should think. So what do you all say, Stevens and a new stock or spend a few hundred more and get something in wood or Hogue. Thanks again (in advance) for indulging me, Ron...