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Old 06-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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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.

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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.

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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!
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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.

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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.

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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)

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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

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

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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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