Just joined The Firing Line so I thought I would jump right in.
I have a Stevens 200 in 223 Remington and like it very much. I also have a Savage 10FP in 223 but I also wanted a light carry around rifle with a 1 in 9" twist. I put an earlier model Tasco World Class on 3X9 on it and it will shoot under 1" groups with several of my handloads.
The Stevens 200's are made on the same machinery as the Savages. The stock is on the lighter side, but I found a used Savage short action wood stock and it fits the Stevens fine.
I have been very pleased with mine and feel they are one of the best buys around.