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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Medium range light weight build- (savage axis)

Hey fellas, im getting ready to start putting together a rifle for medium range (300-400 yds). Last fall i won a savage axis sr (supressor ready) rifle chambered in .308.

I figure this would be a decent starting point, all savages i have owned have been very accurate, and i read good things about the axis line as far as accuracy.

I am going to stick with the factory barrel for now because im trying to see what i can do with a (budget) rifle. Im not looking to compete with it or anything like that just slow fire groundhog hunting, ive always wanted to put something together like this.

I ordered a muzzlebrake to cover the threaded cap thats protecting the threads right now, more for looks than anything else but we will see how it works, im goint to lighten and clean up the factory trigger and see how it ends up before i order an aftermarket one, i also ordered an extended bolt handle and knob for it.

A laminate stock from boyds is next in line to be ordered. It is very surprisin that there are so many aftermarket parts for these low cost rifles. I guess i figure that if there is enough of a demand for aftermarket pars that some of the best names in the buisiness are makeing them them, them maybe thats saying something!

Ill keep everyone posted during the build and try to post pics. Im mainly justs tryin to see how (cheaply) i can put a decent customised rifle together for, seeing as how i have nohing invested in the donor rifle!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 11:59 PM
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Re: Medium range light weight build- (savage axis)

The 308 is a great caliber to work with a bullet selection that's endless can do a lot of experimenting whether you hand load or shoot factory. Enjoy your build it's addicting.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 01:15 AM
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Re: Medium range light weight build- (savage axis)

A real good friend of mine makes stocks,

He has hundreds of stock blanks to choose from. You'll need to do the final fit and finish but he'll give you a nice piece of wood to work with
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