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PostSubject: savage axis?   July 6th 2012, 7:50 pm

Does anyone have any experience with the savage axis? Was wondering pros and cons and of coarse how it shoots. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 7th 2012, 6:57 pm

Never shot one but I hear they are a good deal, from what I hear the triggers are supposedly not so good. Unfortunately they dont come with the accu-trigger.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 7th 2012, 7:22 pm

Yeah I did some surfing of the Internet and read the same thing, just looking for something inexpensisive for my son to get into coyote and bobcat hunting. I did read that there is a spring that can be changed to help with the trigger


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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 7th 2012, 7:25 pm

I did a lot on research on one. I came close to buying one. Good deal and it seems to be very accurate, but that's no surprise from Savage. Trigger is not good. It can be modified to improve it, but an after market trigger for $80 is a better way to go.

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 7th 2012, 8:05 pm

Although for an additional $80 I could probably buy a savage with a acutrigger. Just a thought. I have a tc venture that I am very happy with those are also fairly inexpensive.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 7th 2012, 8:46 pm

I think you'd have to spend more than $80 for a Savage with an Accutrigger. The Axis is pretty cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 8th 2012, 10:13 am

A had a Savage .270 two 10ml2's and a 17HMR with Accutriggers and I thought the Accutrigger was a sorry excuse for a good trigger.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 8th 2012, 10:22 am

I've heard that a few times too. Especially if you use it for hunting.

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 8th 2012, 10:44 am

On my 17hmr the accu part of the trigger stuck out so much I could hardly get my finger in the trigger guard so I took it apart and removed that part of the trigger from the system and then it behaved like a decent trigger.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   November 24th 2012, 7:35 am

i have 4 savage axis rifles, and they shoot as good as my model 12s,that cost 900+ dollars. all of mine has had a rifle basix trigger installed and its 10x better than a accutrigger.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   July 24th 2013, 8:38 pm

I have 2 Axis 22-250  and 308  both are great shooters.  I put a rifle basix trigger in both MOA shooters with both
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   September 5th 2013, 7:43 pm

I just bought a .270 Axis after saying I wouldn't ever buy one. As a lefty I have few choices and when the Axis came out I reconsidered. The rifle has the usual amazing accuracy. The factory trigger on mine was a bit creepy and had a 7# pull. So far I have it down to 4# by trimming the factory spring. I am looking for a replacement spring and will polish the trigger before the next range session. If that doesn't work, the Rifle Basix or Timney will go in it. I am fanatical about triggers.

I bought the rifle with my employee discount at Academy. Before taxes and registration, I paid $224 for the rifle. It is definitely a poor man's shooter. As a Savage nut and being left-handed, the Axis fits my need for a long action barrel swapping rifle. I would not hesitate to buy another.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   September 6th 2013, 11:15 am

Yes i'll use the Timney without thinking about it .
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 18th 2013, 7:59 pm

I just bought the Ruger American in 308win it looks like the Axis but it has a better bedding system a three lug bolt and its a tack driver. I'm impressed with the way this low cost rifle shoots.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 19th 2013, 1:04 am

Good thing about Ruger is that they build their guns to last.
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 19th 2013, 7:22 am

muznut wrote:
I just bought the Ruger American in 308win it looks like the Axis but it has a better bedding system a three lug bolt and its a tack driver. I'm impressed with the way this low cost rifle shoots.
 +++ on the American. I bought a .243 last year & I love it!

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 19th 2013, 5:38 pm

I don't have a Ruger American but I fired one in .270 that a friend bought. It was a nice gun for the money but I didn't like the trigger .. too heavy and it creeps. They are trying to "lawyer-proof" the guns now plus make them cheaper with a better profit margin so I don't know if the stock trigger can be 'smithed' to shoot better.

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 19th 2013, 11:58 pm

Pato I suppose they have to protect themselves , there's a lot of idiots out there when it comes to guns !
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 20th 2013, 4:05 pm

I know 3 guys that have the Rugers an they all sent them back 2 time each .Two of the men said never again they would buy axis like mine . They were 243 ,270, an 223 .mine is 270 win calibre an love it .Them savages shoot
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 20th 2013, 4:59 pm

Cedar Savage

What was wrong with the Rugers that required going back to the factory?

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 20th 2013, 5:40 pm

Yup bought both, Ruger went back to the shop, Savage got a paint job, Ded Nutz and Burris scope, shoots dead on, nice trigger nice stock.  I'll keep it, if I need the trigger update I'll take it up to MI with me and have my buddy smith touch her a bit.  Boyd has new stocks for the Axis that are sweet.  Hey ever tried to rebarrel that Rugger?  me neither
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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 20th 2013, 5:54 pm

pilsbury38 wrote:
Just a thought. I have a tc venture that I am very happy with those are also fairly inexpensive.
I have one in .270 Win and it is a great gun! With cheap Federal 270A ammo it will shoot right at 1" groups at 200 yards if the idiot behind the trigger has his $h!t together. Not too shabby for a $350 gun! Of course that was when they first came out and they are a bit more now.

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 20th 2013, 6:00 pm

Full Auto AK wrote:
Yup bought both, Ruger went back to the shop, Savage got a paint job, Ded Nutz and Burris scope, shoots dead on, nice trigger nice stock.  I'll keep it, if I need the trigger update I'll take it up to MI with me and have my buddy smith touch her a bit.  Boyd has new stocks for the Axis that are sweet.  Hey ever tried to rebarrel that Rugger?  me neither
What was bad about the Ruger American? All the magazine reviews I have seen have been good. What little I have seen on forums has all been good to until I read your and Cedar Savage's comments.  

Today WM had a Savage 10??? in .243 on sale for $375 with a scope. I don't need another .243 but am seriously thinking of getting it anyway. The one I have, Marlin XS7, I plan on giving to my son when he moves out someday.

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PostSubject: Re: savage axis?   October 21st 2013, 8:29 am

scope holes were not drill right on one .Got it back same way again, The 243 clip 3 times they sent back 3 on the third time with no springs in them out of package; The third would not close on shell when going in to shoot
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