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tjacobson 02-21-2012 08:05 AM

Rem 770 vrs Savage Axis
After all the help with my post on the Remington 770, I ended up doing some trading at a show and got a Winchester model 94. However, I still needed a quality replacement for the 770? I found it "the Savage Axis"... I collect guns. My quest was to find a "easy on the pocket" 30-06 for my collection and to loan to buddies that come to hunt with me on short notice. What are your comments on my find and my opinion?

dks7895 02-21-2012 12:30 PM

The Savage Axis is a fine choice, and will meet your needs of easy on the pocket and a loaner for buddies. Once you shoot it, you will be surprised with how well it shoots. There is room for improvement on the trigger, but it is a hunting rifle. :)

BlueTurf 02-21-2012 12:56 PM

First of all, you did very well in getting rid of your Remington 770 and getting a Winchester 94. You will have a lot of fun shooting that 94 and it can be effectively used for many things. The Savage Axis will be a great choice as a rifle for what you wanted the Rem 770 to be. You are doing good. Good luck.

Catfish 02-21-2012 07:41 PM

The Savage is a good shoice. I picked up one in 22-250 at a gun show. First, the trigger is loosy, but I made it alot better by just cutting 2 turn off the trigger spring. The right wat to fix it is to though is to put a set screw in the trigger and cut the spring down to where you can adjust it, I`ll get around to that one day. The one I got is a real good shooter and the stock is good and stiff unlike some of the other cheap rifles.

trailblaster 02-24-2012 01:13 AM

i just picked up the Axis xp with the youth stock in .243 caliber for my nephew to practice with for next hunting season. I have a savage bolt action in 22WSM and was impressed with its quality and price so I picked up the Axis. The scope was way off out of the box, like 1.5ft at 75yds but after a few rounds and dialing, it holds great grouping at that distance. Even though its a youth stock, I like its shortness for the tree stand and price cant be beat.

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