I'm planning making a gun purchase and was looking at the Savage Axis II XP in 30-06. How good of a rifle is it? Any problems either with the company or rifles?
it was either this or Winchester 70 in .308 or Remington 700 in .300 Win Mag. I know thier .22s are excellent just not too sure on thier centerfires.No problem with Savage, IMO. No hands-on knowledge of the Axis, but I have seen many good reviews. I would not hesitate to buy another Savage.
That's what I'm really wanting is a good hunting rifle.You are looking at 3 different rifles/calibers/makers, all are good. Savage makes good quality guns from all price ranges, but as usual you spend more, get more.
You will not go wrong quality wise with the axis 2 as a hunting gun; it is not heirloom quality, it is a good hunting gun.
my intended range is 400 yards at the most. A lot of my shots will be closer in at 50 yards or less.Fyi, the 3 calibers mentioned will take any game in North America. 308 and 30-06 are "better" in the sense the ammo is cheaper and the recoil tends to be less than 300 mag. All are fine rounds, now learn to shoot whatever rifle you buy. Personally, I like 30-06, if you are doing longer range hunting look at 300 mag.