is Savage EDGE XP 270 W/SCOPE a good gun?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by dondi, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. dondi

    dondi New Member

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    is Savage EDGE XP 270 W/SCOPE a good gun?

    just saw this rifle on buds thought i would ask the experts
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it's a decent rifle with decent accuracy. what condition and price? what brand and size of scope is on it?
     

  3. dondi

    dondi New Member

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    i saw it at buds for $300.00 with scope(new) thought it was very cheap thats why i asked always afraid of cheap lol
     
  4. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I got one in 22-250 they are good guns but they have a very heavy trigger pull

    I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH ;)
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if it's in good condition, price is decent. not the deal of the century, but a decent price. 270 is a very good caliber too.
     
  6. dondi

    dondi New Member

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    its new i t b
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if it's an Edge, than it's the older version of the Axis. NIB for $300, then i think it's maybe even a better deal after all. i would definately buy it.
     
  8. fox22

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    you get what you pay for. a friend of mine has an edge in .270 which i sighted in for him. it is not a bad gun. but not great either. put a decent scope on it and it will give you pretty good accuracy, that is if you can control the heavy trigger pull. overall its not bad i didnt care for the trigger or the overall feel of the gun. but after getting use too the trigger it was accurate.

    for a little more money you can find a savage with the accutrigger, which is one of the best factory pulls i have found, or look in to ruger's new all american. it is very similar to the edge but with much better features. also more expensive tho.
     
  9. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    A 85 dollar trigger from Rifle Basix will make the trigger first clas on the edge.- Go to EABCO and check out the SAV-1 trigger . I added one to may stevens 200 and had a nice 1 1/2 trigger.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    people have used rifles for many, many years with heavy trigger pull weights and have gotten the job done with them. so is a lighter trigger necessary for accuracy? not always, but it can be a factor in that if you aren't use to shooting with one. my personal suggestion is and will always be, at least 2-3lb trigger pull weight for a hunting rifle and much less for a rifle used for target shooting.
     
  11. hardluk1

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    It is what your use to for a trigger pull for sure . But a 3lb gritty creepy stock trigger with over travel feels like cr^p compaired to a 4lb trigger that has no pre or over travel and brakes like glass. Is way better at distance shooting. Then once you get use to a quality lite trigger pull many stock trigger do s*ck. So if you notice the RB trigger is adjustable between 14oz and 3lb. That can be the difference between a ok rifle and one that is truely enjoyable to shot and aid in accuracy at longer ranges . And if the extra cost is still less than rifle B its worth while.
     
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  12. BenLuby

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    I have the Axis, and enjoy it. It's not a top tier firearm, but worth every cent I paid for it. Trigger pull is fine for the type of rifle it is, and if you're buying it for hunting, it's perfect. You can drag that thing in the woods all day without worrying about scuffing it up or banging it around.
     
  13. godale

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    the post before me is absolutely correct. for the price you get a nice hunting rifle ex stevens 200. a hunting rifle not a target rifle. most package scopes are junk you will need a upgrade do that and shoot it
     
  14. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I did the $3.00 35 min trigger job on my axis and its 3.12# now . nice and smooth with no play in it . HUGE HUGE HUGE difference in accuracy I went from 1.5" 100 yr groups to covering 3 shots with a dime @100 now after the trigger job. Not that the 1.5" group was bad but I wasnt satisfied .
     
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  15. gotfish1

    gotfish1 New Member

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    Axis .270 trigger job...

    In a recent post, you said:

    "I did the $3.00 35 min trigger job on my axis and its 3.12# now . nice and smooth with no play in it . HUGE HUGE HUGE difference in accuracy I went from 1.5" 100 yr groups to covering 3 shots with a dime @100 now after the trigger job. Not that the 1.5" group was bad but I wasnt satisfied ."

    Could you please describe to this newbie how you performed your trigger job?

    Thanks, Mike.
     
  16. huffmanite

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    Have an Edge, now known as the Axis in .223. Essentially the trigger job purehavoc referred too, probably involved replacing the factory trigger coil spring with a ligher/weaker one and polishing the trigger sear. Factory trigger coil spring has one end that is inserted in the trigger. Some people put something like a set screw into the hole the coil goes into and use it to retain/hold the new spring in place. Replacement springs usually used are same diameter at both ends and these springs are usually found in some Ace, True Value or other such hardware store with a decent assortment of springs. Some just remove a coil or more from the factory spring to reduce its pull weight. I replaced my spring with a weaker one from a hardware store. To hold the new spring in place I shaped the shank of a brass screw to insert it in the hole for the factory coil spring and JB Welded the shank into the hole with some JB Weld on the coil touching the brass shank to insure it stayed in place. I also polished the sear. This got my trigger pull down to around 3 Lbs.