Savage Axis 223


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Savage Axis 223

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mesa, Az
Posts: 2
Default Savage Axis 223

I am getting a Savage Axis .223 and have not been able to find any information on whether or not it can handle 5.56 ammo.
If anyone has any information or thoughts on this subject please let me know.



__________________
damende53 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-21-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
clr8ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Central NH
Posts: 3,546
Liked 1104 Times on 734 Posts
Likes Given: 731

Default

Why don't you call Savage? Or drop them an E-Mail? Besides that, I have always been under the impression that if it's marked "223", no 556 allowed. If it's rated for 556, it will be marked as such, and not 223.



__________________

I don't see what the problem is. Everybody is being nice, and getting along, and I, for one, am learning stuff. So, if you don't like the discussion, don't look at the thread. Or, simply cut to the chase, and close it.
_________________
Is there an age limit for a thread, after which we kill it?

clr8ter is offline  
bradam Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sandog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Montana
Posts: 336
Liked 148 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 73

Default

Bolt action .223's are generally just that, chambered for .223. Firing a 5.56mm round in your Axis is not gonna blow up your rifle, but the slightly higher pressure of the 5.56 and more pressure increase due to the 5.56 round being fired in a chamber with a shorter leade might result in blown primers and gas coming out the back of the case into the action. Stick with .223 in the bolt action.

__________________
sandog is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 01:06 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,945
Liked 1337 Times on 908 Posts
Likes Given: 1429

Default

There is NO difference between the .223 Rem. & the 5.56 NATO !...................

__________________

When all else fails.

303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 01:09 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 44
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

My friend had one and shot some 5.56 through it. We hat to beat the bolt open with a soft face hammer because the case expanded too much. I wouldn't do it to my rifle.

__________________
infidel686 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
trigger643's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 165
Liked 128 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 124

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 303tom View Post
There is NO difference between the .223 Rem. & the 5.56 NATO !...................
Yep. I used to believe that, too.


Identical ammunition, in this case Lake City M855 from the same lot.

Here was my personal and unintentional experiment with 5.56 out of a .223. The rounds on the left were fired from a .223 chambered AR15. It consistently blew the primers. The rounds on the right were fired from a 5.56 chambered AR15. Same day, same ammo, two different chambers. .223 ammunition functioned without issue through both rifles.

Remedy: Ream the .223 chamber.

I have never had this issue with any Savage chambered in .223 (I've owned 3), or any other bolt gun I've owned with the exception of a .223 Weathery which exhibited indications of over-pressure when shooting 5.56.







For a synopsis and commentary of the SAAMI Bulletin "Unsafe Arms and Ammunition Combinations Technical Data Sheet" (1/1979, revised and updated Summer 2007), see:

http://www.thegunzone.com/556v223.html
__________________

Last edited by trigger643; 08-21-2014 at 01:39 PM.
trigger643 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
John_Deer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,401
Liked 2126 Times on 1462 Posts
Likes Given: 793

Default

If you intend to hunt with the rifle not accepting 5.56 ammo is not a big deal. Most of your soft point ammo is .223.

__________________

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. Thomas Paine

John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 03:29 PM   #8
That looks like it hurt
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JCS53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,102
Liked 775 Times on 493 Posts
Likes Given: 433

Default

I had an Axis .223 and it said .223 only on the barrel.....

__________________
JCS53 is offline  
MisterMcCool Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 04:21 AM   #9
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,709
Liked 21994 Times on 12402 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

best recommendation is to use the ammo that is marked on the firearm, unless the manufacturer suggests alternate ammo options.

__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
MisterMcCool Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 09:57 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mesa, Az
Posts: 2
Default Savage 223 vs 556

Thanks to all. That SAMMI info definitely does indicate a different in casing size. So yes I can see that as a problem.
So from the information offered here...Why chance it. It will be used mostly for varmint hunting in any case.



__________________
damende53 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
savage axis 25-06 rodl General Rifle Discussion 9 04-05-2014 01:22 AM
Savage axis .308 1shot-1kill2066 General Rifle Discussion 3 12-15-2012 09:37 PM
Is thete a Difference between the Axis and the Axis XP by Savage? DerHund15 General Rifle Discussion 3 12-02-2011 08:33 PM
A new Savage Axis for me!! SoupNazi General Rifle Discussion 12 09-23-2011 02:32 PM