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#7173141 - 05/18/18 10:21 AM Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle
Goodo Texas Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 90
Loc: Houston Texas
Hello,

If anyone is using a Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle to hunt (deer and hog in Texas) with may I please have your review of how you like the rifle? I am thinking of buying a Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle Combo package with scope already mounted on sale for $299. This is a decent price for me. My first time shooting rifle.

Thanks,

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#7173212 - 05/18/18 11:32 AM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 700
Loc: Ft. Worth
I have seen my friend take several deer and many hogs with his in 30-06. It is an inexpensive rifle that can kill within its range. The scope that comes on it works, but sucks compared to others that can be had for $200-300. Not as many aftermarket products for the Axis are available as are for the Savage 10 series or other manufacturers. If you just want to take deer and kill hogs, the price can't be beat. If you want to shoot targets occasionally or might want to customize over time, get something else.

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#7173230 - 05/18/18 11:48 AM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3919
Loc: Keller
I have a savage axis in .243 that I had my kids learn on. I found some ammo that the barrel likes and switched out the trigger for a timber trigger (did the job myself, super easy and can find lots of videos online on how to do that) and it is a sweet shooting rig. I havenít taken it out pst 100 yards but if I do my part it will make a 5 shot group inside a quarter and almost inside a dime. Was my favorite rifle for a while until I got my cooper 25-06.

It is a cheap beater gun, and in a heavy load I would imagine it has some pretty good felt recoil due to its weight, but I would have no trouble taking it stalk hunting due to weight and size.

It has killed everything it has hit. Hogs, deer, it will do the job just fine.

The stock trigger was heavy and I was still able to shoot it well with the stock trigger, but I realized how much a difference the trigger made on sub-MOA shooting when I switched it out. Thatís the only mod I have done on my axis.

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#7173242 - 05/18/18 11:56 AM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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This is exactly the rifle I suggested for you in your long running "first-timer" post. garyrapp55 has offered that the scope "sucks" with NO explanation. Perhaps he is an elitist who thinks that it is necessary to put a $300 scope on a $300 rifle. He is absolutely incorrect when he suggest not many mods are available for the Axis. Think Boyd's adjustable gunstocks, trigger kits on Ebay, etc.,etc.

The comment about "within it's range" is ludicrous. What exactly is the range of a 6.5 Creedoor, regardless of the rifle used??
I suggested the Savage Axis to you because it is available, the price is right and it is a good fit for a first time hunter.

You DO NOT have to spend big bucks to get an accurate rifle hat will humanely kill any deer that walks the earth.

See a pic of the target I shot yesterday with my Axis 6.5 Creedmoor..I am still developing loads for this rifle...

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#7173298 - 05/18/18 12:55 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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#7173342 - 05/18/18 01:44 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: DH3]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
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Originally Posted By: DH3
garyrapp55 has offered that the scope "sucks" with NO explanation. if you have ever looked through a better scope you too would know that scope that comes with the combo sucks, I don't need to explainPerhaps he is an elitist who thinks that it is necessary to put a $300 scope on a $300 rifle.would an elitist use a $300 scope He is absolutely incorrect when he suggest not many mods are available for the Axis. Think Boyd's adjustable gunstocks, trigger kits on Ebay, etc.,etc.what brand aftermarket barrel did you put on yours?

The comment about "within it's range" is ludicrous.any and every rifle should hunt within its range, I suppose you hunt elephant from a mile away with your 6.5CM? you could also use your 22LR since range doesn't matter What exactly is the range of a 6.5 Creedoorthe OP didn't say anything about 6.5CM but to answer your question, look at ballistic charts readily available online
You DO NOT have to spend big bucks to get an accurate rifle hat will humanely kill any deer that walks the earth.I agree 100%
See a pic of the target I shot yesterday with my Axis 6.5 Creedmoor..I am still developing loads for this rifleI would hope so, try an additional 143 grains of H4350 like you mentioned twice already today in 2 different threads proving it wasn't a typo
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Edited by garyrapp55 (05/18/18 01:49 PM)

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#7173362 - 05/18/18 01:57 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Registered: 06/18/09
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Loc: Royse City
I have an Axis II with accu trigger and heavy barrel in 6.5 cm. Just started loading for it and had one load shoot a .45 group at 200 yds. Loaded 140 ELDM with 42.6gr of H4350. Gun shoots factory Hornady Match and Black great. Ran both of those to 900 yds shooting steel.

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#7173421 - 05/18/18 03:17 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: garyrapp55]
DH3 Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 701
Loc: Katy
Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
Originally Posted By: DH3
garyrapp55 has offered that the scope "sucks" with NO explanation. if you have ever looked through a better scope you too would know that scope that comes with the combo sucks, I don't need to explainPerhaps he is an elitist who thinks that it is necessary to put a $300 scope on a $300 rifle.would an elitist use a $300 scope He is absolutely incorrect when he suggest not many mods are available for the Axis. Think Boyd's adjustable gunstocks, trigger kits on Ebay, etc.,etc.what brand aftermarket barrel did you put on yours?

The comment about "within it's range" is ludicrous.any and every rifle should hunt within its range, I suppose you hunt elephant from a mile away with your 6.5CM? you could also use your 22LR since range doesn't matter What exactly is the range of a 6.5 Creedoorthe OP didn't say anything about 6.5CM but to answer your question, look at ballistic charts readily available online

You DO NOT have to spend big bucks to get an accurate rifle hat will humanely kill any deer that walks the earth.I agree 100%
See a pic of the target I shot yesterday with my Axis 6.5 Creedmoor..I am still developing loads for this rifleI would hope so, try an additional 143 grains of H4350 like you mentioned twice already today in 2 different threads proving it wasn't a typo
...


You obviously did not read my posts correctly. I have never suggested a load of 43 grains H4350 to ANYONE. As a matter of fact, I solidly opposed it, you need to stop sleeping thru reading classes bro. BTW, you wrote 143 GRAINS...that was the bullet weight, my friend. It would be a miracle to try to stuff a Creedmoor case with that amount of ANY powder. Try to redline your way out of this goof..


Edited by DH3 (05/18/18 03:24 PM)

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#7173426 - 05/18/18 03:22 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
Payne Online   shocked
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Gary & DH3, you two need to get back on topic
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#7173431 - 05/18/18 03:26 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Payne]
DH3 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Payne
Gary & DH3, you two need to get back on topic


Take a look at my posts to see what really was written, please.

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#7173436 - 05/18/18 03:32 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
Payne Online   shocked
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I read your last post before you edited. Keep it on topic instead of a measuring contest.
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#7173453 - 05/18/18 03:48 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 385
Loc: N. Dallas/Sulphur Bluff
I have had an Axis in 25-06 for several years and it is quite accurate out of the box for hunting, good enough that that I haven't even reloaded for it. I put a Nikon scope on it before I ever shot it. My only other mod is an extended magazine that I found online being made by an individual mating an Axis mag to a BAR mag. This rifle has replaced my long time deer rifle for regular use.

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#7173471 - 05/18/18 04:02 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Payne]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
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Originally Posted By: Payne
Gary & DH3, you two need to get back on topic

yes sir, my apologies

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#7173477 - 05/18/18 04:08 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: garyrapp55]
Goodo Texas Boy Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 90
Loc: Houston Texas
Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
I have seen my friend take several deer and many hogs with his in 30-06. It is an inexpensive rifle that can kill within its range. The scope that comes on it works, but sucks compared to others that can be had for $200-300. Not as many aftermarket products for the Axis are available as are for the Savage 10 series or other manufacturers. If you just want to take deer and kill hogs, the price can't be beat. If you want to shoot targets occasionally or might want to customize over time, get something else.


Thank you garyrapp55,

I just want to shoot hog and deer accurately. I may upgrade the scope and trigger only for an easy pull. Also, I will add a Bipod and that's it.

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#7173480 - 05/18/18 04:10 PM Re: Review Request on Savage Axis Bolt-Action Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 700
Loc: Ft. Worth
sounds good to me, and like I said earlier, can't beat that price

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