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EMan2008 01-15-2013 09:52 PM

The Savage Axis Impressions
 
I am thoroughly astounded by the level of precision that this rifle delivers! I picked it up second hand for 300 bucks at a gun show last month in.308 and just slapped a SS 20x42 Scope on it yesterday. Stepped out behind the house and was able to consistently hit cinder block halves at 500 yards all day! I even hear that Timney has produced an accutrigger variant for the Axis for around a hundred bucks! Thinking about picking it up and stepping this rifles game up even further! I figured with a lot of peoe wondering about Savage Axis rifles on the net i would put someone's mind at ease.Anyone else have any thoughts on this bargain rifle?

longunner 01-15-2013 09:55 PM

I've been looking for a good bolt rifle in .308 recently. Any idea if they have a model with a stainless bbl?

EMan2008 01-15-2013 10:00 PM

Mine is stainless forgot to mention that, on savages site the new Axis with stainless is 450 i believe, and the SS 20x42 scope is 299 on SS site great deal i hear from many reviews inthere that the scope easily touches a 1000 but i haven't had time to get to a 1000 yard range... My back yard only goes to about 500 and the there is woods making 1000 damn near impossible.... Thinking about just clearing the damn woods hahaha

longunner 01-15-2013 10:09 PM

Sweet man I'm jealous I cant wait till I move to a place where I can go out my backdoor and pop cinder blocks at 500 yards lol

EMan2008 01-15-2013 10:17 PM

If you happen to pickup this rifle let me know what you think!

bigdaddy573 01-15-2013 11:54 PM

I got one in 22-250 and I love it i been able to shoot sub moa at a 100yards im getting a 6-24x44 scope to put on top of it and see how far I can push it

OEFvet10072001 01-16-2013 12:00 AM

I have the axis XP in .30-06 and it came with a lowed sportsman Bushnell 3-9x40mm scope and find no issues with it. I do have a Remington 700 which I put the Bushnell on and found the weight overall of the savage to be lighter than the Remington which I'll enjoy when I go deer hunting.

John_Deer 01-16-2013 01:18 AM

People bash the 770 Remington all the time. I have no problems hitting a golf ball with a 770 at 200 yards. I think most of the haters have never fired the weapon they are running down. If the haters have fired it they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn from the inside. So they need to justify the $1000 bucks they spent trying to compensate for their lack of skill.

longunner 01-16-2013 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EMan2008
If you happen to pickup this rifle let me know what you think!

Thanks a lot ill post back hopefully tomorrow!

95sniper 01-16-2013 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John_Deer (Post 1095488)
People bash the 770 Remington all the time. I have no problems hitting a golf ball with a 770 at 200 yards. I think most of the haters have never fired the weapon they are running down. If the haters have fired it they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn from the inside. So they need to justify the $1000 bucks they spent trying to compensate for their lack of skill.

I think they bash it because some do not function properly. I went to the range with a guy and his would jam up after he shot it. Basically he couldn't get the bolt all the way back the cartridge wouldn't come out.


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