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savage axis xp

what's your opinion on the savage axis xp. santa want's to get me one. looking at a 308.thanks

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My son has an axis in 30-06 he love sit. We still need to get the trigger a little lighter but its shoots great.

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Re: savage axis xp

Just did some looking around and found Timney makes a really nice adjustable trigger now for the Axis. From Brownells it runs right around 100 bucks. Will be looking into that for my boys.

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I would look at the Ruger American instead......

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the savage axis is a good buy priced usually under $300.00 Most are very accurate , have a detachable magazine (clip)and very light under 6Lb , The trigger is heavy from the factory , a easy fix , and some complain that the stock feels flimsey ,didnt bother me , my thoughts tell santa thank you and enjoy.

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Re: savage axis xp

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I would look at the Ruger American instead......
I'm a devout Savage owner (with 7 currently) but I agree with Buckshot on this. I know Savage has done well by the Axis models but I'm just not a fan of them. Maybe at the least handle both and see which one feels better to you.

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Re: savage axis xp

Were pleased with our Axis and the fit and finish on ours is fine.The trigger is fine by us and don,t need changed.I can,t compare it to the American cause I don,t own one but can,t see where it would make me jump ship and choose it over the Axis.
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We bought them in 223 for beater predator guns. Youtube shows you how to get the trigger down and a 2nd grader can do it. Take the scope off it requires snipping like half or 1 circle off the very big spring. With the scope off NO bullet in the gun cock it and bang it on the floor. About 30 or more have done this on a predator forum it lead me too when I typed in a custom trigger. Since owning 1 I wouldn't care if all my rifles ere Axis everyone I have seen shoot about anything you put in them. The only Ruger I seen that looks like the Axis shot well also. I would buy the Axis and add the 135 dollars in the different of the price to a better scope.
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We bought them in 223 for beater predator guns. Youtube shows you how to get the trigger down and a 2nd grader can do it. Take the scope off it requires snipping like half or 1 circle off the very big spring. With the scope off NO bullet in the gun cock it and bang it on the floor. About 30 or more have done this on a predator forum it lead me too when I typed in a custom trigger. Since owning 1 I wouldn't care if all my rifles ere Axis everyone I have seen shoot about anything you put in them. The only Ruger I seen that looks like the Axis shot well also. I would buy the Axis and add the 135 dollars in the different of the price to a better scope.
What $135.00 difference??? They are the same price at most places, or at least within 10-20 dollars......

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Not in my area the Ruger is on sale at over 300 bare no scope,in my area. Dicks had the Axis combos for $269 a few weeks ago and we paid the same 2.5 years ago at Walmart.
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