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PalmBeachF150 06-13-2012 12:33 AM

Hey everyone new to the forum. Just Bought a savage axis xp .243win. It's my first gun. Want to know if anyone has shot it. Any pros or cons. Does anyone think it's a good rifle for a first time hunter? Thanks for anyone that can reply.

elfmdl 06-13-2012 12:40 AM

I have a savage axis in .223. In my opinion it is an excellent rifle for hunting. It is very accurate for the price. I get sub Moa groups with it all day long the only thing that is absolutely terrible on it is the trigger. Mine is a 7.5 pound trigger pull.

PalmBeachF150 06-13-2012 12:47 AM

Awesome thanks for the reply. I was reading and it says it has a 5lb trigger. Is the gun easy to clean. And how much is the recoil can't test it till next week. 5 day waiting period.

elfmdl 06-13-2012 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by PalmBeachF150
Awesome thanks for the reply. I was reading and it says it has a 5lb trigger. Is the gun easy to clean. And how much is the recoil can't test it till next week. 5 day waiting period.

That sucks that you have a waiting period. The gun is extremely easy to clean. I've shot my friends .243 savage and the recoil is very minimal, you won't have to worry about scope eye!

PalmBeachF150 06-13-2012 02:44 AM

I'm new to this but I'm guessing scope eye is when it has a strong recoil and gets you in the face? Haha if it is I bet it sucks. Yea I want my first gun something I can clean and take care of easy. I don't have my concealed permit yet so have to wait, which sucks.

KingTiger 06-13-2012 01:25 PM

Timney has a replacement trigger that suppossedly is much, much better.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/138213/timney-trigger-savage-edge-axis-steel-black

I was thinking about getting the .223 model & putting a 300 BLK barrel & the Timney trigger in it.

94browninghunt 06-13-2012 04:25 PM

Most savage models in general are very reputable in the sense of accuracy, handling, and reliability. I owned a 223 savage rifle. That is what i learnt to hunt and shoot on. Perfect rifle!

(off topic, but if this is your first gun, I just think you should've invested in a 22lr...you can learn the very basics first before getting into full on hunting and shooting just my .02)

PalmBeachF150 06-13-2012 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KingTiger
Timney has a replacement trigger that suppossedly is much, much better.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/138213/timney-trigger-savage-edge-axis-steel-black

I was thinking about getting the .223 model & putting a 300 BLK barrel & the Timney trigger in it.

Going to try out the trigger on it when I get it and see how I like it

Quote:

Originally Posted by 94browninghunt
Most savage models in general are very reputable in the sense of accuracy, handling, and reliability. I owned a 223 savage rifle. That is what i learnt to hunt and shoot on. Perfect rifle!

(off topic, but if this is your first gun, I just think you should've invested in a 22lr...you can learn the very basics first before getting into full on hunting and shooting just my .02)

I actually was going to get a .22lr first but I was told to just start off with a bigger gun, why I'm not sure does make since to start small especially since I'm a beginner. . I've shot my buddies marlin .22, and couple other hand guns, so at least I've shot something haha. I might buy my bosses Remington .22 if he sells it to me cheap.

dteed4094 06-13-2012 06:20 PM

What does a cc permit have to do with a Savage Axis? CC is for handguns only, How do you carry your Axis consealed?

kytowboater 06-13-2012 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dteed4094
What does a cc permit have to do with a Savage Axis? CC is for handguns only, How do you carry your Axis consealed?

Maybe referring to a waiting period after purchase?


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