Re: Savage Axis in 243
I bought one for my brothers wedding gift. It's the newer Axis model and his has the camo stock. The scope is super cheap, but works. Sighted it in a week before deer season when we were up at the cabin getting some chores taken care of. 1" 3 shot groups consistently after some initial sight in, that was @ 100 yards. Was shooting the 243 Win 100 gr InterLock® BTSP American Whitetail® factory stuff.
It's crazy, I've owned a number, or shot a number of budget guns from the XL-7, to the American, to the Axis and all of them are scary accurate.
Not a show piece in any sense of the word, but a heck of a hunting rifle for the price.
Scope is what it is, when $ allows I'd upgrade and be done with it. Maybe do one of the cheap trigger jobs and call it a day.
FYI - one of the gun sites I visit had $200 Axis packages in .270 a couple of days ago. Can't beat that.
Don't Tread On Me is what it says and I'll take that to my grave.