A new Savage Axis for me!!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by SoupNazi, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. SoupNazi

    SoupNazi New Member

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    Just got this last weekend - complete with Konus Pro 12-16x44 (not sure about the 12-16 its something like that and I'm to lazy to go look). Anyways... here it is...


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    Caliber is .223, btw... I have shot it but it was not properly sited. Local store said they sited it but it was shooting 3 foot off target at about 10 o'clock (at 100 yards) so I'm thinking they did something wrong :) I bore sited it and will be checking again Saturday or Sunday :D
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    If it's that far off, either they did a piss poor job or you should check the mounts and rings.

    And congrats on the new stick. :D
     

  3. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    Nice! i just bought the exact same gun about 2 months ago. i went with a bushnell 4-12x40 scope. even with cheap ammo it's still puttin 1.5 or so inch groups at 100 yards. not off a vise or rest though, just restin on my balled-up sweatshirt :p

    while it's not the perfect rifle, i think it's safe to say the gun is more accurate then i am....which in the end is all that really matters
     
  4. SoupNazi

    SoupNazi New Member

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    I had been looking for a bolt action hunting type rifle. I bought it because it was purty, came in .223 and was less than half the cost of a remington 700 :) i'm heading to the range tonight - i have re-zeroed the scope with my own bore-sighter. It was way off... gonna take that with me to make sure the scope is holding zero. i'll report back :)
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Enjoy your new rifle. What kind of animals are you going to hunt?
     
  6. SoupNazi

    SoupNazi New Member

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    The paper kind :) I don't hunt. I DO enjoy shooting rifles and pistols at the range, however. Not that I'm against hunting, it is just that cows taste so much better (to me) than deer does :)
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Ah, okay.....have fun!
     
  8. outrider444

    outrider444 New Member

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    Savage Axis 22-250

    Just bought a Savage Axis in 22-250 with the camo stock. Sighted it in and shot quarter size groups at 100 yards with the 3-9 Bushnell that came with it. At 200 yards I am getting 11/4 inch groups. I'm impressed with the performance right out of the box. Trigger was a little heavy so I had a buddy lighten it up a bit. Now its around 3#. Shoots great. Good coyote gun.
     
  9. SoupNazi

    SoupNazi New Member

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    I like mine - I am not skilled enough to shoot groups that tight, but it isn't the firearms fault :)
     
  10. SgtSam

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    I just got one about a month ago. Stainless, with the Savage provided scope, in 25-06. I just retired about 2.5 months ago and this is something I've wanted for a quite a while.

    25-06 is a very, very versatile caliber. Doesn't kick "real" hard, and can be used for all sorts of varmints (4 and 2 legged), deer, and in a pinch, even for elk and black bear. I don't plan on hunting all of that, but, it's nice to know that it can do it.

    I had it at the range a couple of weeks ago for the first time and I was getting 2-3" groups at 100 yards shooting from the bench. I was using Remington Core-Lokt 100gr PSP. It was all I could find the day before we went to the range. But, I was not very steady. I only had the fore-stock supported on a bag, I was stabilizing the rear on my shoulder. I'm diabetic and my blood sugar was all over the place that day, and I just wasn't that steady. We'll see how it, and I, work in a few weeks.

    I've got some dies now and I'm gonna' start working up a few loads: a good varmint load, a good deer load, and a good plinking load.

    This is really a damn nice rifle. And when you factor in the cost, it's a quite extraordinary rifle.

    Like the rest of you who've purchased this rifle, I will be enjoying mine.
     
  11. SoupNazi

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    Yes - the cost is quite awesome! The cleaning is so easy as well (since the manual says to not disassemble the bolt).
     
  12. auburntiger

    auburntiger New Member

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    Exactly my thoughts on this accurate rifle.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    when you get some loads worked up and dialed in to your rifle, you also find your group sizes getting smaller! 25-06 is a great caliber. i have one in the Marlin XL7 and i really like it for the same reasons you do. 25-06 is an easy round to reload. enjoy your rifle and good luck!