Savage Axis vs Axis II

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What’s the difference. I must be missing something but when I was on the savage website, the only difference I saw a note it was a more ergonomic stock. There has to be more than that???
 

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Accu trigger in the Axis II.

The trigger in the Axis is terrible. I ended up putting in a Timney trigger in mine. Mine is a good shooter.

Bob"

Agreed. Savage Axis 1 = Great rifle, but a crappy stock trigger.

I have a Savage Axis 1 and replaced the stock trigger with a Rifle Basix adjustable trigger. The Timney replacement trigger was not yet out at the time.
 
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As has already been said, AccuTrigger is the difference. And yes, you definitely want it over the trigger in the Axis. It is worth the money, and then some.
 

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Any suggestions on caliber?
Using it for paper at 200 yards. That’s the max at my range. Would like to shoot longer distances at some point...
 
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Mine is in 30-06 as I use it for hunting. I am somewhat "fuddy" when it comes to my guns so they each have their purpose.

If it is only for range use I would look for something that is low recoil and flat shooting.

With my 30-06 I care about the cold bore shot and then next two. It typically shoot 4-5 rounds and let the barrel cool. In the meantime I have fun with the .22

There was some good advice in your other thread.

Bob
 
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I got the Axis II in .30-06 for hog hunting and because I already reload .30-06. The trigger is awesome. I set the trigger on the lightest setting. The first time I took it out, I sighted in on a 300+ hog and squeezed the trigger. It broke before I knew it. Very accurate at 150+ yards.
 

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if going savage consider the model 10. i've never been impressed with the axis especially the mags and their retention system. it's a good budget rifle with a solid barrel but for a little more $$ one can be into a ruger american predator or ranch rifle, or a savage model 10 for example. the tikka t3 (or CTR model) is fantastic. definitely priceier but worth every penny and if ever selling they command better re-sale value.

in terms of upgrades, i would suggest trying ot get a rifle that has all the upgrades already built in. otherwise the cost of upgrades quickly outstrips the rifle and one is in an extra like $300 on a $300 rifle. i refuse to purchase a bolt action rifle that requires a trigger upgrade. no thanks.
 

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Get the new 10 in the accufit stock in 6.5 creedmoor. You can shoot a fair bit and if you so choose to you can easily drop that into a new chassis, or swap caliber, or both. Its worth the extra coin IMO.
 
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Any suggestions on caliber?
Using it for paper at 200 yards. That’s the max at my range. Would like to shoot longer distances at some point...
I picked up a stainless Savage Axis II rifle, NIB with mounted 3x-9x Leupold scope at a gun show (private sale cash money) while visiting family in Alabama. Caliber is .223 and I use M193 55 grain ball for practice. With Federal XM193, I get 1/2 inch 3 round groups at 100 yards consistently. The .223 should serve you well.
 

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I do about the same at 100 with my 30-06 axis from a rest. The best factory round I have shot so far is the Hornady Whitetail in 180g. The small holes are from a .22 I was fooling around with while I was waiting for the barrel to cool down.

I'm sure I could do better if I reloaded and took the time to work up a load but this is fine for what I am using it for.

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For a range only rifle to 200 yards I would tend to think of the .223, .270, or maybe the 6.5 creedmore.

Bob
 
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