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Savage Axis Thoughts and issues?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 33rowdy, Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. 33rowdy

    33rowdy Member

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    I just brought this home new in the box yesterday in a 223. I was wanting to know your input of what I got. It also came with a 6-18 Bushnell Banner scope. I have noticed a lot of plastic was used to make this gun, including the bolt handle.

    Also; does any one have good load data for this rifle? 1-9 twist with a 20" barrel. The 1-9 twist is the fastest twist rate that I have ever reloaded for.
     
  2. Bubba613

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    I dunno. I just bought the same rifle so let me know.
     
  3. nastynatesfish

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    i think for the money you should have just went with a Stevens 200. just my opinion
     
  4. Ditch-Tiger

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    Issue-
    If you cycle the action rearward with force the bolt has a tendency to decock, rendering the rifle useless until you pull the bolt from the rifle and manually re-cock the firing pin on something solid which is not easy to do in the field.
    Some Axis's are more prone to doing this than others but you should be aware of the problem.
     
  5. ricebasher302

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    Trigger's can be pretty terrible. Not user adjustable either. My buddy did have a gunsmith successfully do a trigger job on his though.
     
  6. Craiger12

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    I have had this happen with my brother's Axis.
     
  7. 33rowdy

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    Is their any more bad issues on this gun? If so I really want to know. So far I researched the poor locking lugs.
     
  8. Blackrock

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    Bought the same gun this spring. Did a trigger job on it from directions off the internet. Mounted an inexpensive Simmons 6.5x20x50 scopeon it. Shot the chit out of some Pdogs in SW Colorado in June.
    Loaded 55g Vmax and 21.5g if IMR4198.
     
  9. 33rowdy

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    I have a Savage Edge in 223 with a inexpensive BSA 6-24x40 scope and love it.Did the trigger job with a roll pin and Ace Hardware spring much improvement.Great shooter.
     
  11. alemonkey

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    My brother in law has an Axis and had the same thing happen when we went prairie dog shooting a couple months ago. Overall though he's happy with it, for the money. It's accurate enough for coyotes and prairie dogs. I personally would spend more and get a Savage 12. The one I had was incredibly accurate, but I sold it to build an AR.
     
  12. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    They seem decent enough--just for me the LOP of the stock is a hair or 2 too long.
     
  13. dldbrandon

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    My local shop has one that he keeps as well as a remington 710/770 so that his customers can feel what a bad gun is like. Went in with the intent to walk out with an Axis (the edge back then). Ended up leaving with a marlin xl7. The marlin xl7 has the "pro-fire trigger" which is almost a copy of the accu-trigger and many of the savage parts can be put in the Marlin as well.
     
  14. sayak

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    Great rifles!

    I have two; a .223, and a .270, and I am thinking of buying my boy one in .243.

    I did a trigger job on the .270 as well as mounting a Redfield 3x9 and a few other mods.

    Though I own a bunch of different rifles, I think the Edges are a great bargain and are very accurate right out of the box. As with any other product there will be naysayers and proponents, but I don't think you can go wrong with the Savage Edge/Axis. Save your money for ammo!

    BTW, the bolt handle is steel on both of mine anyway.
     
  15. Davek1977

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    to the best of my knowledge, that is absolutely untrue. The Stevens 2000 has many parts interchageable with Savage rifles, but SAVAGE parts DO NOT interchange with MARLIN parts. The Stevens models are made by Savage, which explains much of their parts interchangeability. Savage and marlin are two entirely different companies whose rifles do not take interchangeable parts.
     
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    Savage Edge KABOOM with Photos Link

    The bolt has a tendency to decock? http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=572186 MY VIEW AS TO WHAT HAPPENED> Owner slammed the bolt to the rear when disloging the stuck round. Causing firing pin to drop. Shell was being held by the extractor. KABOOM. The engaugement of the firing pin in its notch, may or may not be correct. A test would be to slam/close the bolt in to the action as if loading a round. Does the hammer/firing pin drop?
     
  17. hunter147

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    how do i go about doing a trigger job on my savage 243 axis thank u
     
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