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Old 07-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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Can I get opinions on this gun... Savage 'Axis XP' .223 Bolt-Action Rifle Combo. Thanks guys
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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decent rifle and good accuracy for a budget rifle. but the biggest downside is the scope. most combinations usually use a very cheap scope and need much better. better to get the rifle seperately and purchase your own scope and be able to get a much better scope.

another good option is the Marlin X7 series, as they just brought out the 223 this year. one in a 22" sporter style barrel and one in the 26" heavy varmint barrel. i do like the Marlin much better than the Axis. the only thing budget about the Marlin is the price.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:34 AM   #3
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Awesome thank you. Is it any good as a competition rifle?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:35 AM   #4
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yet another idea. how about a stevens 200? all it really is a savage 110 action without the accutrigger, with the popularity of the axis the 200 can offered be had for about 250.00
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Don't think Marlin has an X rifle in .223, they did introduce a 22-250 heavy barrel though. FWIW, I own an Axis .223 and it is not a rifle I'd recommend.
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the axis just looks weak and flimsy to me. plus unlike the stevens 200 it cant be upgraded i have heard good stories about them being shooter though
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As a competition you might want something like a brwoning x-bolt or a ruger m77 depending on your budget. I have heard good things about ruger's new "american" rifle not sure if it comes in 223 though.
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I just checked the ruger "american" comes in 243. 270. 308. And -06 not 223.
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Don't think Marlin has an X rifle in .223, they did introduce a 22-250 heavy barrel though. FWIW, I own an Axis .223 and it is not a rifle I'd recommend.
Marlin introduced the X7 rifle in 223 this year with three models, the XS7, with a 22" sporter barrel, the XS7Y, which is the youth model, and the XS7VH with a 26" heavy varmint barrel.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #10
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The Axis line doesn't come with Accutrigger, right? I own a Savage 22 with Accutrigger, and I wouldn't buy one without it......
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