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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by dtchaulk, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. dtchaulk

    dtchaulk New Member

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    Can I get opinions on this gun... Savage 'Axis XP' .223 Bolt-Action Rifle Combo. Thanks guys
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    decent rifle and good accuracy for a budget rifle. but the biggest downside is the scope. most combinations usually use a very cheap scope and need much better. better to get the rifle seperately and purchase your own scope and be able to get a much better scope.

    another good option is the Marlin X7 series, as they just brought out the 223 this year. one in a 22" sporter style barrel and one in the 26" heavy varmint barrel. i do like the Marlin much better than the Axis. the only thing budget about the Marlin is the price.
     

  3. dtchaulk

    dtchaulk New Member

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    Awesome thank you. Is it any good as a competition rifle?
     
  4. godale

    godale New Member

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    yet another idea. how about a stevens 200? all it really is a savage 110 action without the accutrigger, with the popularity of the axis the 200 can offered be had for about 250.00
     
  5. huffmanite

    huffmanite New Member

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    Don't think Marlin has an X rifle in .223, they did introduce a 22-250 heavy barrel though. FWIW, I own an Axis .223 and it is not a rifle I'd recommend.
     
  6. godale

    godale New Member

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    the axis just looks weak and flimsy to me. plus unlike the stevens 200 it cant be upgraded i have heard good stories about them being shooter though
     
  7. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    As a competition you might want something like a brwoning x-bolt or a ruger m77 depending on your budget. I have heard good things about ruger's new "american" rifle not sure if it comes in 223 though.
     
  8. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    I just checked the ruger "american" comes in 243. 270. 308. And -06 not 223.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Marlin introduced the X7 rifle in 223 this year with three models, the XS7, with a 22" sporter barrel, the XS7Y, which is the youth model, and the XS7VH with a 26" heavy varmint barrel.
     
  10. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    The Axis line doesn't come with Accutrigger, right? I own a Savage 22 with Accutrigger, and I wouldn't buy one without it......
     
  11. huffmanite

    huffmanite New Member

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    No, the Axis does not have an accu trigger. General consensus seem to be the Axis trigger leaves a lot to be desired. You can tweak it by replacing trigger spring and polishing the sear to get its pull down. Got mine down to around 3 Lbs by doing this.


    Axxe55, own a couple of the Marlin X series rifles and much happier with them out of the box than I was with the Axis. Marlins I'll recommend, but not the Axis. I've checked the Marlin web site twice for bolt actions and darn if I can find a .223 bolt rifle listed. Please provide me a link to Marlin site that shows a X rifle in .223 so that I can add it to my short list of rifles to buy. Thanks in Advance
     
  12. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    1st I've heard anyone complain about it. It is adjustable from the factory, down to less than 3 LBS.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    for some reason their website isn't current. the 223's are listed in the printed 2012 catalog. i got mine in a few weeks ago. just go to their website and order the printed catalog.