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7/6/2012

Customer review by elfirebeasto

5.0 stars 7/6/2012 by elfirebeasto
by elfirebeasto

This rifle exceeded my expectations of out of the box accuracy. I had originally purchased this rifle with a cheap $40 scope. I took it home and began the break in process, then commenced to sight the scope in. That failed on all 3 attempts. I returned the scope to Wal-Mart. I then went and purchased a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40, with low profile mounts. It just barely fits with the low mounts, as the bolt handle almost strikes the scope upon opening of the bolt. I then sighted the scope in at about 100yd, and hit the same 1" area time and time again. For as little as you pay to get MOA or sub MOA accuracy (depending on the shooter) straight out of the box, with consistency is awesome. I also took the liberty of mounting a Winchester bi-pod to the gun to make sure my shots were as accurate as possible when target shooting. And as Savage says, the bolt operation is silky smooth. Not quite as smooth as a full custom bolt, but close. The shooting was done with standard Federal ammunition, 150gr bullet available at most Wal-Mart stores.

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elfirebeasto
McPherson, KS
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year
Savage .308 axis
10/20/2012

Customer review by Davydd1

5.0 stars 10/20/2012 by Davydd1
by Davydd1

I went to my local walmart and needed a riffle for hunting, as my 16yo just inherted my 30.06 due to my not wanting to deal ith the kick. $277 plus tax and call. Pretty straight forward, call, backgroung check, the proscess took a little longer that i would have liked, but it is what it is. I bought 3 different boxes of .308, knowing some guns are fussy, I matched it with a 4x16 x40mm scope from walmart for $59.00, cleaned the gun, installed the scope, which has very wide mounts and doesnt leave a lot of play in the eye reliefe, but I made it work and off to the range. 78 degrees indoor range, no wind 50yards. winchester 150 partioned 15.00 per box First shot on paper, second second touching first shot, third a little off. (2 inches) adjusted the scope for verticle, 26 clicks adjusted the scope for horizontal, 31 clicks and waited mins for cool down. Next group, remington 120 boat tails, partitioned 33.00 per box first shot 3" high 2 inches to the left, next shot 2" away from that one and third missed the paper. didnt shoot this ammo again. back to winchester 150 partioned 15.00 per box 2" high dead on horzantal next touching first and same with the 3rd. the fourth flew due to barrel being too hot. 15 min break, cold barrel all 3 touched 4th 1 inch out.. I couldnt be happier than i am for what i spent. the trigger is heavy 6.5lbs pull, but my gunsmith will get that to 3.5 for $40.00. I would recomend this as a inexpensive riffle (notice i didnt say cheap) just keep in mind you will need a trigger job, and the rest is up to you

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Davydd1
oviedo fl
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per week
can't beat until you hit the $1000 range!
3/15/2013

Customer review by sharpshooter777

5.0 stars 3/15/2013 by sharpshooter777
by sharpshooter777

this Gun as I knew for the reputation of savage was amazing out of the box. I received this as a gift for Christmas. it's beautiful and simple. I put on a bushnell 4x16x40 illuminated mildot scope and just got it sighted for 75 yards doing some calculations soon to take it to the 200 yd. range. at 75 we put 5 rounds through the same hole. spend the money on a good scope! also the shooter has to know how to shoot a high powered rifle consistently. no one begins a high end marksman. With time though this gun could beat out some of the upper range competition when handled well with the right optics

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sharpshooter777
Wapakoneta
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:3 - 4 months
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
Affordable, entry level rifle
10/9/2015

Customer review by OldChief

4.0 stars 10/9/2015 by OldChief
by OldChief

The Savage Axis rifle is an extremely affordable entry-level hunting rifle; especially in the venerable .308 chambering. I purchased this rifle, on sale, for $240.00. The bolt has two large lugs that lock the bolt closed. This rifle has a 22" blued barrel, blued receiver, tang safety, and comes with 1 detachable, 4-round capacity magazine. The rifle holds 5 rounds at full capacity. (1 chambered round + 4 in the magazine) The black synthetic stock is adequate, with sufficient length of pull for my arm length and build, has a rubber recoil pad and installed sling studs. The Savage Axis rifle comes without open sights. The receiver is drilled and tapped for weaver style scope rails. Bolt removal is complicated and clumsy. The safety has to be disengaged, and the trigger has to be pulled while simultaneously depressing the bolt release lever and extracting the bolt. The bolt action is smooth and feeds/ejects shells very well. The trigger was no great shakes; my rifle's trigger was mushy, had creep, and broke at about 6 lbs. To take full advantage of the rifle's accuracy potential, the trigger is going to need work, or replacement with an aftermarket adjustable Timney trigger. Yes, the triggers of these rifles ARE that bad. The removable box magazine has a plastic base, and is held into the rifle with a plastic tab. To release the magazine, the plastic tab is pulled back towards the rear of the rifle. It's adequate, and the magazine base has to be lightly tapped with the heel of my hand to ensure it's properly seated and locked. Spare magazines run about $45.00 each; even on eBay. I recommend you pick up a couple extra magazines for your rifle. Rifle accuracy is very good, delivering 1 3/4" to 2 1/8" groups from a bench rest at 100 yards, with Federal 150 grain soft point loads. The Savage Axis rifle is an excellent entry-level, budget hunting rifle; even with the heavy trigger. It has everything you need, nothing you don't. It's a very good, reliable, accurate shooter that'll get you there with unnecessary flash & fanfare. Besides, deer aren't too picky nor concerned if they're shot by a fancy, embellished Browning A-Bolt Medallion or a Brown Bess flintlock musket.

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OldChief
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
well balanced, well built,
12/13/2011

Customer review by bigbuns

5.0 stars 12/13/2011 by bigbuns
by bigbuns

All you could ask for in a sporting rifle. A joy to shoot and own.

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bigbuns
clinton,mn.
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year