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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-21-2014, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Savage Axis-friends son.

I was hunting at a friends small cabin and his son was telling me about a doe he had harveted. He bought a new Axis and shot it in with factory ammo. It is a 308 Win. He carries a range finder!
He tells me how he was hunting along a cut corn field and seen a doe at the other end. He ranged it at 150 yards and decided to take a shot. He held on its neck and fired!!!! The doe dropped right there! He was amazed. He tells me"It hit right were i aimed!"
All his hunting had been done with a 30-30 prior to this gun?
The son is in his 30's The gun is box stock no trigger work done to it?
These Savage guns sure aren't Weatherbys or Brownings but sure do shoot well!!!!!

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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

I'm a big fan of Savage rifles, and it's great that he had a successful hunt with his new rifle, but 150 yards isn't a long shot for a modern rifle & cartridge. Maybe my perception is skewed because I'm used to taking longer shot with my "deer rifles" when I'm groundhog hunting. Also, with most rifles being capable of MOA accuracy (or better), 150 yards is a chip shot on a deer in a field.

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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

Not a Savage fan but I bought my daughter a 7mm08 Axis youth and it shoots great!!
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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

I would take a Savage over a Abolt.
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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

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I would take a Savage over a Abolt.
Me too! I own several Savages and never had one disappoint me on accuracy or performance in over 50 years of hunting.

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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

The new issue of American Hunter has a good article on the Savage Axis. Accuracy with a .308 was not impressive.

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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

I bought my son a 7MM08 it is very accurate.
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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

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I would take a Savage over a Abolt.
Savage has come a long way! The ones i own shoot just as good if not better than my rem's.
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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

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I would take a Savage over a Abolt.
Savage has come a long way! The ones i own shoot just as good if not better than my rem's.
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Re: Savage Axis-friends son.

I would put my Savage 220F 20 gauge up against any other slug gun on the market as far as accuracy is concerned!

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