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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Dicks AXIS COMBO in .223 opinions
Slavage is correct about the name change to Axis.
From what I have read and seen, not a bad deal? Before the advent of "specials" like the Edge/Axis, Dick's used to have the Savage synthetic M116(?) "package gun" each fall, for around $315, with prices increasing a bit over the years.
Detachable mag, 3x9x40 scope (bore sighted) and a sling. They had gotten up to around $349 or more, by a few years ago.
IIRC, last fall Dick's also had a synthetic M700 "package gun" for roughly $100 more. Pretty much all of these guns come with an inexpensive 3x9x40 scope. Now Gander Mountain, Cabela's and Dick's all have some kind of synthetic package guns on special each fall, both Savage and M700 variants.
Several years ago, one of my Tioga kinfolks won such a M700ADL synthetic rifle, that came with a mounted/bore sighted Simmons. He had intended to replace the cheap scope with a better one, but he's still killing deer with it, just the way it came new.
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