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Old 06-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Just bought a Savage Axis 223 at Academy for $279 + tax

It's mainly for the kids (15 year old twins and older son age 21). I want to introduce them to center fire rifles. Black polymer stock, 4 rd box magazine and solid build quality. Loooong bolt travel. Surprisingly heavy for a polymer stock. Mag is plastic with a plastic release lever. Have 200 rds of Tulammo (half of it steel cased and half brass - Fiocci makes Tula's new brass ammo line.). We'll head to the range next weekend after new gun cleaning.

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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congrats have only been hearing good things about Savage
on a side note i used some of the new tula brass i shot low every time changed up and used horady dead on.
hope there .233 is better than there .40

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Nice. Let us know how it shoots. I've never shot a Savage in center fire but I've had a Savage Mark 2 in .22lr for years and it's one of the most accurate rim fire rifles I've ever shot.

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Will do. It's slightly similar to a 1903 - simple, heavy, bolt operated and mag fed. Nostalgic in a way. Just hope the kids like shooting it. Also hope my wife comes along. I've never gotten her interested in guns but this could be a start.

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Nice. Let us know how it shoots. I've never shot a Savage in center fire but I've had a Savage Mark 2 in .22lr for years and it's one of the most accurate rim fire rifles I've ever shot.
Had a savage 110 before they got the accutrigger, was a good solid gun, with handloads I could cloverleaf three round groups at 100 yds, only downfall is they are a push feed, not control round feed, but besides that, they are a fantastic gun for the money.
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Congrats. You will likely find the trigger heavy and gritty, at first. Usually 6-7 lbs. It is not adjustable. There are a couple solutions. Timney and Rifle Basix makes nice triggers for the Axis for under $100. Other solution is to dry fire a lot and wear the surfaces in. Other than that, you should find it to be an extremely accurate weapon. I have sold over a dozen Axis models over the past year. Our customers really like them.
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congrats have only been hearing good things about Savage
on a side note i used some of the new tula brass i shot low every time changed up and used horady dead on.
hope there .233 is better than there .40
That's why they make adjustable sights and scopes...no two loads will shot the same, unless they are the same weight, and same velocity.

My guess, the Tula is slower. The REAL question is, were the low shots still grouping?
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Is this how you intend on shooting it? No 223 anywhere here to be bought.

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Sorry to hear about the 223 shortage in your area. It's coming back here slowly. Still no 38, 357, and much of anything except a trickle of 223. Early Saturday you'll find a little 9mm, 40, 380 and 22 at Academy.

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It's mainly for the kids (15 year old twins and older son age 21). I want to introduce them to center fire rifles. Black polymer stock, 4 rd box magazine and solid build quality. Loooong bolt travel. Surprisingly heavy for a polymer stock. Mag is plastic with a plastic release lever. Have 200 rds of Tulammo (half of it steel cased and half brass - Fiocci makes Tula's new brass ammo line.). We'll head to the range next weekend after new gun cleaning.
That's a great gun! Could hit a coke cap at 100 yards but not to much with the ole iron sights haha got mine for 360 I believe with bushnell scope it's a great rifle and very accurate with little recoil as any .223
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