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Stopped by Academy yesterday at lunch and picked up the lil cheap rifle.

Got some weaver scope bases from walmart for $6 :D

Took the scope off my Remington 7400 .270 to loan the new .223 for the time being.
nice light rifle, balanced really good, extremely heavy trigger 8#?




Even had an audience :D



i threw some rounds together the other night and picked up a box full of old reloads.

55gr sierra HP at 100yds. i think it was H335 powder? :lol4:
Been awhile since i loaded them..
This is using just one sandbag so i know it will do alot better.





200yds
It would hold a decent 2" group with 55gr Vmax and H322, wolf primers..
no pics of group, battery died



Shot a possum with it last night and boy was that a surprise. 40gr Vmax with alot of powder behind it was nasty.
 

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so I take it that u like it.. I gotta get me one when they come in down here. price was right too huh?
I heard Academy is only one that gets them with that stock while other get rifle with Black Stock. just hearsay I've not researched it.
You might be able to group at 600 with your skill..............
congrats.
 

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Ha, im just gonna use to for a Truck rifle.. it said Stevens 200 Truck Rifle on the box so they must have known what i was gonna use it for :D
i wanna see what it will do to a armadillo ha.

.308 barrel $80
.473 bolt head $20
get the barrel cut down and threaded
then wait for my can to get here and ill be ready to rock and roll..



one thing i absolutely hate about it, to put 4 .223 rounds in the internal magazine takes about 15 minutes.. Its not easy.
 

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I have been thinking about picking up one of those as well. It stops being a cheap little rifle pretty quick, but the Sharp Shooter Supply trigger for $100 is supposed to be great and of course they sell the parts to convert it to a detachable magazine if you want.
 

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DBChaffin said:
I have been thinking about picking up one of those as well. It stops being a cheap little rifle pretty quick, but the Sharp Shooter Supply for $100 is supposed to be great and of course they sell the parts to convert it to a detachable magazine if you want.
You mean the trigger SSS sales?
I went with a Rifle Basix in my 300wm and its nice.. only $83 tool.
I will be goin with a Detachable mag when it turns into a .308 since the current mag is for .223.

Yea its only cheap till you mod it. Thats why im glad i traded some engine parts for the 7mag that turned into a 300wm. saved me a few dollars.
 

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You mean the trigger SSS sales?
I went with a Rifle Basix in my 300wm and its nice.. only $83 tool.
I will be goin with a Detachable mag when it turns into a .308 since the current mag is for .223.

Yea its only cheap till you mod it. Thats why im glad i traded some engine parts for the 7mag that turned into a 300wm. saved me a few dollars.
Yeah, sorry, I left a word out of my post. I fixed it now. I forgot about the Rifle Basix trigger.
I'm sure you know about it, but SSS sells a higher capacity mag in .308, too.
 

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:D
Im reading up on that right now..
9rds of .308 + 1 in the chamber.. yea im gonna go thru some ammo..
Good thing about subsonic you dont heat the barrel up near as fast :thumbup:
 

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Bought one in 243 for my nephew a few years back.. It is more than adequate for deer hunting for sure.
 

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cwink said:
Bought one in 243 for my nephew a few years back.. It is more than adequate for deer hunting for sure.
Its my critter blaster for now.. if it shoots a 1" group with some throw together reloads.. yea its plenty.
 

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nonnieselman said:
Ha, im just gonna use to for a Truck rifle.. it said Stevens 200 Truck Rifle on the box so they must have known what i was gonna use it for :D
i wanna see what it will do to a armadillo ha.

.308 barrel $80
.473 bolt head $20
get the barrel cut down and threaded
then wait for my can to get here and ill be ready to rock and roll..



one thing i absolutely hate about it, to put 4 .223 rounds in the internal magazine takes about 15 minutes.. Its not easy.
Why so long to load the magazine?
 

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swede62 said:
nonnieselman said:
Ha, im just gonna use to for a Truck rifle.. it said Stevens 200 Truck Rifle on the box so they must have known what i was gonna use it for :D
i wanna see what it will do to a armadillo ha.

.308 barrel $80
.473 bolt head $20
get the barrel cut down and threaded
then wait for my can to get here and ill be ready to rock and roll..



one thing i absolutely hate about it, to put 4 .223 rounds in the internal magazine takes about 15 minutes.. Its not easy.
Why so long to load the magazine?
Its a strange magazine, gotta halfway put the round in the chamber and then feed it backwards. its not like an AR mag where you can just push it straight down. for the next round you gotta hold the first one down and feed the next one in very carefully..

So ill load what i can and if i run out i only put 1 in the mag and one in the chamber.
 

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bonedust75 said:
Hey man I was there when you bought that gun I remember seeing you ask about it.
Ha you should have said Hi or something..
I stopped by there a few times look at it and shopping around. From what i read on the net its a mighty fine rifle for the price so i stopped by and got it.


Slngblde said:
How much was this?
$320 after tax
 

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Well i put on brakes last night to back up and see if i could get the copper head crossing the road and the rifle fell off my back seat and fell on the floorboard and the scope hit my 22 pistol and put a crack in the front glass.. its not big but its annoying.
 
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