savage axis xp xhambered in .223

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by AnotherGunLover, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. AnotherGunLover

    AnotherGunLover New Member

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    Wanted to know what you guys thought of of this rifle. Is it reliable? Is it accurate? As it is relatively cheap rifle is it good for the what it is priced at?
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yes it's a very good rifle for the price, accurate, well made and shoots nicely. i haven't shot the 223 in that rifle but have shot severa other calibers and wouldn't think it to be any less accurate than the others i shot. i personally prefer the Marlin X7's over the Axis, but the Axis is still a decent rifle and one that would serve you well.
     

  3. AnotherGunLover

    AnotherGunLover New Member

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    Thanks for the input and ill definately look into the x7
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the X7 series of rifles are great. i have three different ones, the XS7 in 7mm-08, the XL7C in 25-06 and the XS7VH in 308. they are very accurate an well made. not much more in price than the Axis.

    the X7's come in 243, 7mm-08 and 308 on the short action and 25-06, 270 and 30-06 on the long actions. the heavy barrel varmint hunter comes in 22-250 and 308. the stocks come in black or camo finish, and they also have them in stainless steel if thats more to your liking.

    go to Marlins website and check them out for all the different features.
     
  5. AnotherGunLover

    AnotherGunLover New Member

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    Thanks man much appreciated
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Axis has a 1:9 twist in 223. A lot of the 223 rifles still have a 1:12 which wont handle the heavier bullets.