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thoughts on the savage arms axis xp in .243 win . Is it a good gun for around $330? any help is appreciated.

Question by Brian Phipps. Uploaded on February 02, 2012

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from Beekeeper wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

You can buy a good used Remington 700 in .243 Winchester most anywhere these days for $330 to $350.
I'm a Savage fan but I'm no fan of the AXIS. Everyone I've handled has been a POS.

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from GetOutThere wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I have one in .223 and it shoots really well, good bang for the buck lol.

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from dyer_rm wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I agree with beekeeper. I would buy a good used gun, instead of buying just an okay used gun. Most of the cheaper new guns being produced nowadays are mostly plastic. Look for a used ruger, remington, or even a used savage just a better model.

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from dyer_rm wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Meant to say just an okay new gun..

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from bruisedsausage wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

For that much you can get a NEW Savage/Stevens 200. Which IMHO is a better gun.

Check this out

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_62_974/prod...

If you want something other than a .243 they have those as well. Just go to the main page of Savage rifles.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/36_62_974/Savage+Cent...
It also ships free so you don't have to worry about more $ getting tacked on. FFL fee but that will depend on who you purchase it through.

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from jay wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Not my definition of a good gun.

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from DakotaMan wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I can't get excited about the Axis but the Savage 110 is an excellent rifle. In that same price range, I'd highly recommend the Howa 1500. See my range report yesterday. It SHOOTS and it is a good gun.

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from Brian Phipps wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

thanks guys

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I don't like any rifle that has plastic parts. I'm a Savage fan but won't buy an Axis or Edge. I don't like rifles with catchy names either.

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

very ugly IMO. i have the 200 in 30-06 and love it. picked it up brand new for $250.

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from Sarge01 wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Save the few extra dollars and buy a Savage 110. A much better gun. I think that you would be much better served with the 110. Besides being ugly I have heard some bad things about the Axis/Edge. I know some people have them and had good luck with them but why take the chance for the few extra dollars for the 110 and then you know you have a good firearm. I have had several 110's and have never had one that was not a shooter.

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from Treestand wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Ditto~jamesti +1
The Savage Mod 200/243W is a plane Jane Rifle, But it will serve you well...you get the most BANG for the BUCK. The Money you save buy a Good scope!

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

very ugly IMO. i have the 200 in 30-06 and love it. picked it up brand new for $250.

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from Beekeeper wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

You can buy a good used Remington 700 in .243 Winchester most anywhere these days for $330 to $350.
I'm a Savage fan but I'm no fan of the AXIS. Everyone I've handled has been a POS.

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from dyer_rm wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I agree with beekeeper. I would buy a good used gun, instead of buying just an okay used gun. Most of the cheaper new guns being produced nowadays are mostly plastic. Look for a used ruger, remington, or even a used savage just a better model.

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from bruisedsausage wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

For that much you can get a NEW Savage/Stevens 200. Which IMHO is a better gun.

Check this out

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_62_974/prod...

If you want something other than a .243 they have those as well. Just go to the main page of Savage rifles.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/36_62_974/Savage+Cent...
It also ships free so you don't have to worry about more $ getting tacked on. FFL fee but that will depend on who you purchase it through.

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from DakotaMan wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I can't get excited about the Axis but the Savage 110 is an excellent rifle. In that same price range, I'd highly recommend the Howa 1500. See my range report yesterday. It SHOOTS and it is a good gun.

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from Brian Phipps wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

thanks guys

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from Sarge01 wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Save the few extra dollars and buy a Savage 110. A much better gun. I think that you would be much better served with the 110. Besides being ugly I have heard some bad things about the Axis/Edge. I know some people have them and had good luck with them but why take the chance for the few extra dollars for the 110 and then you know you have a good firearm. I have had several 110's and have never had one that was not a shooter.

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from GetOutThere wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I have one in .223 and it shoots really well, good bang for the buck lol.

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from dyer_rm wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Meant to say just an okay new gun..

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from jay wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Not my definition of a good gun.

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I don't like any rifle that has plastic parts. I'm a Savage fan but won't buy an Axis or Edge. I don't like rifles with catchy names either.

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from Treestand wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Ditto~jamesti +1
The Savage Mod 200/243W is a plane Jane Rifle, But it will serve you well...you get the most BANG for the BUCK. The Money you save buy a Good scope!

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