Here's my latest buy, a Stevens 200 in .223. I wanted a light weight varmint/predator rifle and after considering several other makes I decided to buy this Stevens. These rifles are button rifled, pillar bedded with the barrel free floated. In .223 it comes with a 1-9" rifling twist rate. The cost was $305. The stock came in an ugly gray color and the fore end was a bit flimsy so I bedded two pieces of 1/8" square key stock into the fore end, one down each side which really stiffened the fore end considerably. I also gave the stock a paint job using an adhesion enhancer, textured paint, olive drab and followed with a few coats of clear matte finish to seal it all up. Nothing fancy, but I like it much better than original. After re-assembling the rifle, I mounted a new Simmons Aetec 4-14X44 SF scope and bore sighted it. So for less than $400 total investment, it's all ready for it's first range trip.