Originally Posted by Zamzow
Which is a better built rifle. And why. Need advice. Can't decide which to go with.
I've got the 770, but I was going for the Axis. It isn't that bad of a rifle as far as a budget one goes. I've gotten groups an inch and under using factory ammunition and with reloads I've brought them down to a steady 3/4" and smaller at times.
One big thing I don't like about it is the bolt, it seems a little to sloppy. When you pull it back and extract the spent casing, it's nice and smooth and sends the case out with no issues. However when you go to close the bolt, if you have to much pressure pushing it in any direction, it won't close near as smooth as it opened. It doesn't take to much pressure either.
That being said though, I do remember getting excited when I seem my second coyote after buying the rifle and jumping out of the tractor to take a shot at it. I managed to fire off all four shots before I even realized I did so.....never noticed the bolt "locking up" from any side ways force.
I've only shot one magazine through an Axis, but everything about it felt nicer to me. Both guns where chambered in .243, also never shot for groups with the Axis either.