A big(ger) bore Savage?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by illinoisburt, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. illinoisburt

    illinoisburt Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Central Alabama -- recently relocated from Chicago
    So there are some really good deals floating around right now on Savage rifles and they have a $75 rebate. I've been toying with the idea of buying one in 30-06 specifically to swap out with a new Shaw 9.3x62 barrel. Not expecting the world but a safari gun for $500 seems like something that just should be done. Is there any specific reasons not to try it with an Axis such as stock recoil concerns or likely feed issues?
  2. VoodooMountain

    VoodooMountain Member

    Sep 19, 2014
    The size of the ejection port may be a hindrance.

    The Savage magazine is ...sub par

    Stock will need to be swapped out along with the recoil lug.

    Trigger is made of sintered metal so stoning it isn't a great idea.

    I'm bias and don't like the axis though. I really like most of savage in general.
    troy fairweather likes this.
  3. troy fairweather

    troy fairweather Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    Up State New York
    Spend a few more bucks and get a normal savage. Recoil with the axis stock would suck. 9.3 is a great cartridge. Easy to make from 06 but ppu ammo is so cheap it's not worth the time. It would make a nice heavy brush gun.
    you could always get a gun and have it rebored, think it around $200.
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