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Question by deadeyedick. Uploaded on February 20, 2012
NO! NO! NO!
Maybe try the Ruger American or whatever it's called. It looks like an Axis with a funny little trigger.
Nope. Axis is their cheap model. No Accutrigger available. Gotta step up a level if you want the Accutrigger or the Accustock.
I think I will save the following selection of standard answers for questions on the Remington 770, Savage Axis, and other cheap POS rifles and shotguns:
a. Real fugly cheaply made rifle with too many plastic and composite junk parts.
b. Press fit parts and barrels that are not easily repaired or replaced.
c. Cheap rifle with few aftermarket accessories or upgrades available. Does not hold its value well.
d. Nobody will take one in trade at a fair price when you get ready to upgrade.
e. Pick one or all of the above.
No but I did see in the Midway catalog that Timney is making a trigger for it.
Man WAM you pretty much summed it up for these new exit level rifles. No that wa not a mistype. EXIT LEVEL. Or maybe throw away,non-returnable,no deposit required,hazardous contents discard in bio-hazard container only or ship back to Omni Source Corporation
Amen to that WAM!
I believe that putting a Timney trigger on an Axis would be "gilding the lily" as GERG likes to say.
One thing my grandfather always used to point out was that, "You can't polish a turd".
Or pick one up from the clean end!
The bottom line with the bottom end rifles is that the makers design it so it is not easily upgraded with better triggers, stocks, etc. Why would they want to sell a rifle for less than $300, make it easy for you to upgrade it with an Accutrigger for a few bucks? Why not just buy a Savage 11 or 111 with the Accutrigger to start with?
have any of you experts actually shot a savage Axis ? other than the trigger it is a fine shooting rifle. i cannot say that all axis rifles shoot like the one i have(right around 1" at 100 yds} but for a 300.00 gun it does everything I need it to do.
I bought a savage axis .270 in stainless for $319.00 and I'm happy with it I was looking for a lite weight rifle after this deer season hunting with my .50 cal and my 8mm I needed something a lot liter being disabled and caring heavy rifles around it got to be no fun I like the axis it's lite weight and has about the same pull as a Remington or my Mauser or my muzzle loader I don't see any difference in trigger pull
just because a rifle is inexpensive doesn't make it cheap. The wife loves her axis. shoots 1/2 in groups at 100-150 yards all day long. Took her first deer with it the third day she owned it.
It's an entry level rifle - that doesn't make it crap, that makes it affordable. I applaud Savage for putting a rifle out that just about anyone can afford, and shoots well at the same time.
I have 2 of these rifles .223 and .308 and love them. They're not pretty like a Vanguard VGX Deluxe, but they're light, very accurate (under 1" at 100 yrds) xould be better if I could see better, tough as an anvil and around $300. If you have any common sense and aren't a gun snob try one. Carry it around for a day you'll like it.
GREAT GUN. I put five out of five darn near in the same hole at 100 YDS. I was looking for an accutrigger also but discovered I didn't need one based on this rifles capabilities.
It is light weight and perfect for my 13YO son.
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