Savage Axis stocks... anything on the horizon?


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Inebriated
June 6, 2012, 11:48 PM
Well, as some of you know, the Savage Axis rifles are great shooters. Lightweight, accurate, all that... but their stocks are just garbage. Mine broke the other day at the grip... the plate at the bottom is just gone. Don't know how going from safe to case to bench to case to safe could have done it, but it did...

So are there any stocks, or even a hint that there WILL be a stock, out there? I'd hate for this rifle to have to go back to Savage.

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CmdrSlander
June 7, 2012, 12:50 AM
I am fairly sure that the stock on the Axis contains a function-critical component of the rifle and cannot be replaced or easily removed except by Savage.

Inebriated
June 7, 2012, 01:01 AM
Hmm... That's mildly frustrating.

tubeshooter
June 7, 2012, 01:24 AM
There is someone over at Savage Shooters that made themselves one.

I also hope someone starts offering them. I picked up an Axis in .223 and I'm a little worried about breaking the stock. Yours isn't the first I've read about.



I'm hoping in a year or two somebody will offer one. Until then, I'll just be as careful as I can I guess.

Inebriated
June 7, 2012, 01:38 AM
Me too... I'm thinking I'll fill the hole with some sort of resin or reasonably sturdy material, and hope for the best. I'll check out Savage Shooters (I think I'm actually a member there) though, thanks!

jmr40
June 7, 2012, 08:08 AM
Just like the Remington 770 and Mossberg rifles the Axis is designed to be a disposable rifle. You buy 'em cheap and throw them away when they break. Any type of decent stock would cost more than the rifle.

Inebriated
June 7, 2012, 01:12 PM
That's what I expected when I got it, but the trouble is that it is one of the more accurate .243's I've ever shot... I don't want to "dispose" of a gun with such functionality.

hardluk1
June 7, 2012, 01:44 PM
Give savage a hard time about the lack of quality of the stocks and maybe they will work with boyds to build a wood stock with the bedding block in it. If savage will offfer a wood stock then boyds will offer it to.

Inebriated
June 7, 2012, 01:56 PM
That's probably the only way they'd do something... Maybe I'll send it in, complain for a while, and see if nagging does anything.

akolleth
June 7, 2012, 05:04 PM
A replacement stock for the axis/edge would not be truthfully any harder to create than the existing savage style. The major difference is that the axis/edge has a built in recoil lug as part of the stock, whereas the 110/10/ stevens 200 has it as a part of the receiver.

http://www.biggamehunt.net/graphics/photos_talltales/savage_edge16.jpg

I believe the reason we are not seeing stocks for them is just economics. The stock manufacturers don't see as much of a demand for aftermarket stocks in the edge/axis because the rifle is in itself designed to be a low cost complete rifle. Yes there is a group of axis owners (including myself) that would want a new stock badly and would pay $100 for a new Boyds, but honestly I don't think the mass majority of Axis owners would. They bought it as a cheap, dependable, accurate rifle that is ready to roll right out of the box, not as a platform to upgrade.

To make a comparison, you don't see too many companies creating Ford Escort body conversions for a reason.

Tempest 455
June 7, 2012, 05:10 PM
Sorry to hear that. One thing that really helps with the stock flexing is, expandable urethane foam (Great Stuff). I used this in the stock of my .223 and it was a night and day difference in how the stock felt.

Inebriated
June 7, 2012, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the pic akolleth... I was just about to take mine apart to look. I'd happily dump a couple hundred into a new stock, but you're right, majority of Axis owners got it solely because of price.

And Tempest, I'll give that a try when it get's back from Savage. Thanks!

Centurian22
June 7, 2012, 05:30 PM
Wow you took this post right out of my mind!!! Thanks for posting it. I just emailed Boyd's a few days ago and received the response that they have no plans for offering a stock for the axis at this time. I hope I see someone offer one soon. Mine has not broken but the forend seems to have flexed and bent up against the previously 'free floated' barrel. I store it in the case, is this a bad idea? I like others have said would GLADLY pay $100 +/- for a better stock as it is a great shooting rifle otherwise.

Tempest: could you elaborate on the expanding foam inprovment please? Does the barrel stay free floating?

Thanks for any idea's or improvements until some company comes around and fulfills our needs.

Kachok
June 7, 2012, 06:05 PM
I will be the first to admit that the el-chepo stocks on the Savages suck, but I have yet to break one even with heavy bullets and hot handloads. If one of them ever does fail there is a strong aftermarket for the Savage rifles.

Inebriated
June 7, 2012, 06:19 PM
Wow you took this post right out of my mind!!! Thanks for posting it. I just emailed Boyd's a few days ago and received the response that they have no plans for offering a stock for the axis at this time. I hope I see someone offer one soon. Mine has not broken but the forend seems to have flexed and bent up against the previously 'free floated' barrel. I store it in the case, is this a bad idea? I like others have said would GLADLY pay $100 +/- for a better stock as it is a great shooting rifle otherwise.

Tempest: could you elaborate on the expanding foam inprovment please? Does the barrel stay free floating?

Thanks for any idea's or improvements until some company comes around and fulfills our needs.
If I have mine up on a bipod, the dollar bill test is just BARELY a pass... It's very close, versus without the bipod.
I will be the first to admit that the el-chepo stocks on the Savages suck, but I have yet to break one even with heavy bullets and hot handloads. If one of them ever does fail there is a strong aftermarket for the Savage rifles.

The point of this thread is that the Axis series doesn't have an aftermarket at all lol.

Kachok
June 7, 2012, 06:28 PM
Yeah but it is new on the market, you can expect some aftermarket support sometime very soon, and if not I think it is time for me to open a business :)

Tempest 455
June 7, 2012, 08:50 PM
Tempest: could you elaborate on the expanding foam inprovment please? Does the barrel stay free floating?


Not under the barrel. Use it in the stock area from the pad to the trigger area. Remove the pad and fill that area. Once it expands and cures, you need to trim w/ a exacto knife so the pad will fit. This was a huge improvment as the stock does not flex near as much.

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