.243 Rifle??

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by glockman55, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. glockman55

    glockman55 Member

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    I own a two Savage rifles, mod. 116 7mm.mag and mod. 111, .270. non Accra triggers, but I've replaced both with after marker triggers which I like better than the Accra.. I want to add a .243 to my arsenal and found a Stevens mod 200, in .243 lightly used for $269. I know they are low end for some but I would rather spend the extra $$ for good optics..The trigger would have to go but any reports on accuracy of the Stevens? are the just a Savage with a Cheap Gray Plastic stock?
     
  2. Muliemaster

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    They are good shooters but used is used period spend another $60 an get the marlin x7s 243 its 10 times the gun. Cost between 299.99 an 320.00 ,new
     

  3. Txhillbilly

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    And how is the Marlin x7, 10x the gun? I've seen them,and they really didn't make me want one.But I like a rifle that I can set up the way I want it.

    Glockman,The Stevens 200 is just a stripped down Savage 10/110.Anything that fits on a Savage fits on them.
    You should be able to get it for less,new they are around $325
     
  4. hardluk1

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    You got it, buy the steven 200 and put a rifle basic trigger on it and go shot tight groups. marlin could be subject to even being around or in what stae of prodyction with them moveing and consolidating.
     
  5. Muliemaster

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    What marlins move is done an as far as being around, really old subject there again, an the x7 series outshines the stevens period.add a trigger to the stevens an now yer into for what 475, while the x7 has a very very good trigger user adjust is cake for 320$
     
  6. glockman55

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    Thanks for the replies, I have yet to find a X7 for close to $320. I haven't shouldered one so I can't say much about the Marlin, seeing Rem took over production makes me a little leery..
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    remington didn't take over production, they just moved the operations into the same plant as the remingtons. as a matter of fact, the Freedom Group with owns remington, bought marlin in 2008, also owns bushmaster dpms, dakota arms, lc smith, parker, barnes bullets, eotac, aac and many others. for a short period barrels were made by remington until they got production back into full swing. i have several of the marlin X7's and none are by any means cheap made rifles, only inexpensive in price. a question, what is wrong with reminton anyways? even if they were, remington has a solid reputation of well made, accurate rifles that have stood the test of time, i also have several remingtons too.
     
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  8. glockman55

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    Thanks for the clarification..and I don't care for the feel of Remington, and the junk 770 should be discontinued.. I know thats just one Bad rifle they make but they did have some issues with the 700 firing as the bolt was closed. I witnessed this in Deer camp one year. Like all low end /cost Rifles you will have some things that arent up to snuff like the junk trigger in the Stevens. For $60. a Rifle Basix will do just fine. By no means do I think of myself as an expert on firearms, I just know what I like..and I do like Savage Rifles.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the 770 was junk and should never had the name remington on it in the first place, i know i had one and got rid of it as soon as possible. if you witnessed such a thing with a M700, i can state more than likely that was the result of a backyard trigger adjustment gone wrong, failure to properly adjust, then perform the required safety check afterwards. the bad press that was reported about remington a couple of years ago about AD/ND was a bunch of BS dreamed up by the media and a bunch of uninformed idiots to try and explain away some frivilous lawsuits because someone didn't know what they were doing when adjusting triggers. because, the engineers, and trained shooters could never replicate the so called AD/ND under the same circumstances. IMO, the savage rifles are well made and accurate and if they are the rifle that suits you, then that would be the one to buy.
     
  10. glockman55

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    I just double checked on the price and this is a new Rifle, not used, for $269. I think I might get it, and the rifle basix Sav-2 trigger is more like $150. not $60..
    Axxe, that is true on the Rem. trigger going off, I know that Guy would never touch the trigger on his guns.. could have been a fluke but he had a back up Rifle he used the rest of the time in Camp..I'll find out what he did with it..
    Thanks for the replies..
     
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  11. Marlinman

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    The marlins have a great trigger already and will out shoot ANY NEW savage out straight out of the box

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  12. Marlinman

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    The bolt firing problem has been addressed on here several times and is called ghost firing which remington has fixed and was most of the time caused by someone who didnt know what the hell they were doing messing w the trigger trying to make it lighter

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  13. Txhillbilly

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    Marlinman,The X7's trigger is just a copy of Savages' Accu-trigger,and it might be able to out shoot the Stevens 200 out of the box,but not a Savage.
    But then again,that all depends on the shooter.
    I have a couple pre-Accu-trigger Savages that shoot really good also,without a great trigger.

    Everybody has brands that they think are better,but it all comes down to what someone likes.
     
  14. Marlinman

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    Yes it is everyones choice. Me and my gunsmith master put a x7 in 308 against a savage axis,110, and model 12 all in 308 in a vice then shot them using string tied to the trigger. Shooting federal powershok 150 grains and the x7 shot the best 5 shot group. It was a boredom curiousity test. It out shot the axxis by .12, and the 12 by .09, the 110 by .0312

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  15. Muliemaster

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    Its not even close to a copy of savages accu trigger not even close look before u try to say it is. The design it very different, am I for the x7 over a savage yes I am, do I own a savage yes 2 of them the 114 american classics with the accu trigger, great guns no doubt, most accurate out of the box haa not even. Savage is not the best as some think they are thats a fact .
     
  16. Muliemaster

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    An yes they have been put against the savage in many out of the box tests an well the savage did not out shoot them sorry savage guys the x7 will out shoot them
     
  17. Marlinman

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    In any caliber at that

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  18. Marlinman

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    Hey check your PM's mon ami

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  19. hardluk1

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    Soooo much for a rifle test ONE bullet type and make. Pull with a strng. really, a string. If a smithy is testing for accuracy he should be useing a hydrolic trigger not pulling string. And more than one redum brand and bullet. Even note in even cheap rag rifle test they use many diffenrt brands of ammo and bullets. Some smithy you got there. Can make for very slanted test. Probably one 3 shot group with each.
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it was done out of boredom, it wasn't a scientific endeavor! but just shows that different rifles are accurate and guns tend to be accurate with different ammo. i have owned many different brands of rifles over the years, and have found that if you take the time to find an ammo choice that will work for that particular rifle, it will be accurate. now that i reload for all my centerfire rifles, i can even take it a step futher by trying different powders and bullets.

    out of the box, throw a good scope on it, for the price NIB, i'll go with the marlin hands down. if i run across a good deal on a remington M700, i'll jump on it. but as the price of remingtons have gotten higher for new ones, i only tend to buy them used now. i really like the ruger M77's but the price on them has gotten stupidly high, and the winchester M70's the same.