Originally Posted by joshman88
I was at my local Walmart a few weeks ago looking for a 308. I started by picking up the 770 and after TRYING to cycle the bolt immediately handed it back to the guy it was so choppy. Then I saw the 783 and that was WAY better. But they also had the savage axis their and for the same price as the 770 minus scope it felt a little smoother than the 783. Now I'm no expert by any stretch but I ended up putting the savage on layaway. I've never shot any of them so I merely went off of feel and reviews on here.
the Savage Axis is actually a pretty decent rifle and pretty danged accurate. i have shot a few in different calibers and was pleasantly suprised at how well they shot. it is a rifle a recommend highly for others. my problem with the Axis is the ergonomics. it just doesn't quite fit me well enough an feels a bit delicate to me.
my preference is the Marlin X7 series. these shoulder much better and fit me better and are the ones i have chosen to own and shoot.
i have no doubt you will be very happy with your new Savage Axis and will be a great rifle that will serve you quite well for a long time.