I own a Stevens 200 in .243 topped with a Center Point 4-16x40 scope. I use it for coyotes. Its an AWESOME rifle, it uses the same tried and true Savage 110 action. The only different is this doesn't have Savage's AccuTrigger and it has a cheaper synthetic stock. The trigger on the Steven's is still good and the synthetic stock doesn't really bother me much. I say go for it.