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Old 07-14-2013, 09:01 AM
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Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Does anyone have any experience withe the Savage Axis 25-06.
I just bought one, 22 inch barrel ( wish it was longer).
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Calling The Wild
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:06 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

I had a righty in '06 for about a month when back they were called edge. It shot moa but the trigger was poor and the scope was a better hammer than scope. I'd put good glass in it and take a turn off the trigger spring to lighten the pull weight; an aftermarket trigger may also be available by now but I'm not sure.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:24 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Thanks Lefty7mmstw, this was a straight rifle buy, the combo came with the Accu-trigger, so I'm going to check into exchanging that, I'm looking at a Mueller 4x16x50 scope, as I want to hunt Coyotes at a distance.
I've read a lot on ammo, and I'm going to try the Barnes X in a 117gr.
Ineed to contact my buddy who reloads.
Thanks fr you reply.
Sincerely "Calling The Wild"
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:02 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Part of me wishes I'd kept that savage and re-scoped to something better. I'm two trades down the road on that one now. I've ended up with a lh tikka lite ss in 270 win and she's a sweet rifle. The savage rifles aren't much to look at but they will get the job done.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:30 AM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Hi Lefty, I've been reading a lot on these Axis, pretty sweet shooting out of the box, waiting for mine to come in, as I said I'm going to put on a Mueller 4x16x50.
I know these are not top of the line, but i don't make that kind of money.

I have contacted a couple of barrel makers to see about putting a longer barrel on it. I'll keep you posted as to how it shoots when I get it all set up.
Thanks for your input.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

I'm looking at ordering a youth model .243 for the wife. Everything I've read says the shoot great. I was skeptical about the recoil lug setup but it seems to do ok. Easy to adjust the trigger and changing barrels is just like any other savage. Hard to go wrong for the price.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:12 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Hi Rick, thats what I thought on the price, I wanted to get back to Deer Hunting here in Michigan, and do some Coyote Hunting as well.

I'm checking now if I might be able to put a longer barrel on it down the road.
I had to Order mine, being a lefty, so its not in my hands yet, as soon as that happens, then I'll call Savage to see what the Barrel lug design is and go from there.
Thanks for your Reply Post.
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