Savage Axis II XP

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  1. missourikid

    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
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    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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.
     

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    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  5. missourikid

    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'm really wanting is a good hunting rifle.
     
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    CHW2021 Well-Known Member

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    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.
    Have fun.
     
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    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    my intended range is 400 yards at the most. A lot of my shots will be closer in at 50 yards or less.
     
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    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The 30'06 will serve you well, as will the Savage.
     
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    My son has had problems with his Axis in 308. The bolt locked up on him and he had to use a block of wood to free it. Sent it to Savage and they fixed it but he says the bolt is still stiff.
     
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    That's why I'm still a little undecided which route to go.
     
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    I had a Savage Axis in 308.
    It went back to the factory three times for blowing out extractors .
    They finally put a new bolt head in and that solved the problem.
    After about a month the stock broke clean off at the wrist.
    Sent it back to the factory and they installed a new stock. Now it won't hold the clip properly. Every time you fire, the clip falls out. I finally told the LGS were I bought the rifle that I had enough and got a refund which I used to buy an older Mossberg rifle built on the Howa action. I'm happy now.

    My son inlaw has a Savage Axis and has had no problems with his.