It's been decades since a rifle of any kind bore the Stevens label, but in 2023, Savage Arms brought back a branded bolt-action rifle in the line with the Stevens 334, which launched alongside the Stevens 560 Field Shotgun. Both new arms join a pantheon of arms that provide shooters and hunters with capable platforms at an affordable price.
"We're thrilled to introduce the 560 Field and 334 to our line of new firearms for 2023," said Beth Shimanski, director of marketing at Savage Arms. "It's no secret that with the Stevens name comes proven accuracy and classic exterior touch. These shotguns and rifles are perfect for any type of shooter or hunter looking for the right gun, with unmatched features, at the right price."
The Stevens 334 is a unique, three-lug bolt-action design, featuring a carbon-steel receiver with an integrated recoil lug that's drilled and tapped to Savage M110 spacing and includes a Picatinny optics rail. Mated to the steel receiver is a carbon-steel barrel that's free-floated and button-rifled with an 11-degree target crown. The rifle feeds from a three-round detachable box magazine. On the right side of the action is a sliding three-position safety, and a cocking indicator protrudes from the bolt shroud, indicating that the rifle is ready to fire. An adjustable two-stage trigger completes the barreled action.
Two stock options are available in the Stevens 334 lineup, an oil-finished wooden sporter stock crafted from Turkish walnut, and a matte-black synthetic stock, each capped with a generous rubber recoil pad. The stocks also include two sling-swivel studs, as well as texturing on the fore-end and wrist. The rifle is offered in three chamberings, .243 Win., 6.5 mm Creedmoor and .308 Win. The .243 Win. and .308 Win. models are built with 20" barrels and a 1:9.25" twist rate and a 1:10" twist rate, respectively, while the 6.5 mm Creedmoor model features a 22" barrel with a 1:8" twist.
Suggested retail pricing on the Stevens 334 starts at $389 for the synthetic-stocked model, while the wood-stocked version retails for $489. For more information, visit savagearms.com.