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Old March 1st, 2017, 02:31 PM   #1
 
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Question Savage Axis Bolt Action Rifle's

Hi guys been thinking of adding a budget Bolt Action rifle to go with my Ruger Mini-14 .223 been wondering about a Savage Axis looked at 2 @ Walmart today. A wood stock with a scope under $400, or a composite stock rifle under $250 no scope. I don't get excited about Remington, wouldn't mind a Winchester, or Howa, etc but more$$$ Comments suggestions appreciated thx!!!



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I bought a used composite with scope last year for just over $250. I cleaned it up and shot a couple rounds through it. I've not shot any handloads yet but I was satisfied with the gun. I bought it for a lighter walking around gun in the woods when I need more than a 22LR. I'm optimistic it will shoot 55g VMax well.
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I bought the Axis II in 308, composite stock and scope. It shoots good and I am pleased with it.
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They go bang. Just dont expect to go to Camp Perry with it.
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I would rather have a Remington, but the savage is a decent rifle
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What a model of Remington?? I also might consider a Ruger American Rifle
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Cabelas was just having a sale. Remington 700 ADL SPS Varmint. In 223, 22-250 or 308 for $349. That's dirt cheap for a 700 and not some lower grade
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I'm not a rifle guy but I had the urge for a bolt gun

Bought the wood stock with scope mounted. Scope wasn't bore sighted (at least a bit well). Got it sighted in well enough. It shoots well enough for me, like I said I'm not a rifle guy. This is 100 yards shooting off my gear bag (no sandbags)



One thing I will advise. Do not use the IMI .223 rounds through it if you get it. I got 8/20 to fire due to what I assume are hard primers. Went through AR ok. And groupings were horrible.

I got mine for about $350 and they had a $50 rebate at the time. Bolt sticks a little when pulling up to eject and load but it's a fun little rifle and good enough to take a coyote or two and put holes in paper and pretend I'm better at shooting than I really am!
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dubshooter is that the Savage Axis you are talking about? Where did you buy yours at? I didn't notice any $50.00 rebate or is this rebate directly through Savage?? Hey msp3903 that is a good price for a Remington Model 700 is the Mod. 700 a clip magazine or a box magazine like the Rem. Mod. ADL.s have??? Any guys out there have the Ruger American Rifle in .223? Most of these new Bolt Rifles seem to have great accuracy, BTW dubshooter that's some great shooting there not bad at all!!!
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Mine is the Axis II wood stock version in .223 came with Weaver Kaspa 3-9 scope. The rebate was through Savage which ended 12/31. I ordered through Sprtsmans Outdoor Superstore who had a good price and free shipping. Just took them a while to actually ship it.

For what it is I am really happy with it. I originally wanted the Ruger American Ranch but for what I am going to use it for I settled for $300 instead of nearing $500 to outfit the Ruger after scope and rings. I can't complain. It's fun.

Oh, and the wood stock looks a lot better than it does in the pictures. Not great wood stock, but it's decent looking. Doesn't look as much like ply wood as it does in the stock photos
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The wood stock is most likely a Birch wood stock, but hey still has more character & personality then composite does. I heard of magazine or clip feeding problems in the .223 chambered Ruger American Rifle. But maybe they have fixed this issue.
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Why not just get it over with an buy a CZ.
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Why not just get it over with an buy a CZ.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$...................that's easier said then done. CZ quality is great. If money wasn't a issue CZ, Browning etc would be on my list. Like I tried to explain earlier I am on a budget!
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I am a non apologetic Remington guy. But you are not going to buy anything for 300-400 that is better than a Remington 700. That $350 700 SPS ADL has the same action as a $1000 Sendero. So why is it $650 cheaper? It has a cheaper synthetic stock vs the Bell and Carlson on the Sendero. And it has the cheaper matte finish on the metal parts. Also it's an ADL model, which means blind box magazine, so no floor plate or detachable magazine. That whole rifle is cheaper than you can buy just a 700 action.

I like the CZ but it, nor a Tikka, or a Browning, or Winchester, or Savage will be a BETTER rifle than the 700. Especially not for the money. If I can get a Remington that cheap, a Ruger American would never enter my thought process.

Another thing about the 700, is if later you want to spruce it up, stock options are unlimited, plus you could add some bottom metal or detachable mags when you changed the stock and basically have a Sendero, just not as shiny.

I am a bolt gun guy. Including rimfire, I likely have 50. Mostly Remingtons in centerfire calibers, but I also have several Savages and a couple older Winchester 70s. Now I don't have any of the bargain basement rifles, like the Axis, 788 Remington or the new low line Winchester, because I like nice rifles, but that Remington 700 is a smoking deal. I bought two and didn't need them. Even if just use the actions later for custom builds, I am money ahead

2 Remingtons, 2 Savages and a Hart action in this pic. All custom builds

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Thanks msp3903 I much appreciate your knowledge. I had 2-3 Remington Model 700's years ago. I have heard that Remington has gone through problems especially with trigger recall's. I have never had any issues with any triggers with my older Remington 700's I had a ADL & a BDL Model. Actually had the ADL longer and killed alot of deer with that rifle. My problem is I do not like plastic's in any of the action parts etc. It seems a decent rifle with a wood stock is a thing of the past. All you see on the shelves are composite stocked rifle's they are ok for a knock around rifle but I still prefer wood stock. I am not in any hurry time to look I will still prowl around for a decent used rifle as well. Being on a fixed income does limit to what I person can afford as well.
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