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Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

 
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:14 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

about 2 years ago I worked up a reduced recoil load for a young shooter . her Dad bought her an axis in 308 .the recoil was too much for her . after I shot it a few times I decided the scope was junk , so I had them get a 3-9 nikon prostaff . the trigger is very heavy , I'm thinking around 6 or 6.5 lbs . I didn't do anything with it . there is a trigger available for the axis rifles , it cost around $100 . this rifle shot well for the price . here are a few targets from 100 yds . for a cheap rifle this one shot well .

I was playing with seating depth .



she shot it well . I made a scope adjustment between these groups .



she put 3 good hits on this deer target .
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

The savages have a 1 piece recoil lug that sandwiches between the action and barrel nut. The Axis has the top half of the recoil lug as part of the action. The bottom half stays with the stock and slips in between the nut and action. Not sure why they changed it to this way. Must be cheaper. Swapping barrels is just like on a regular savage. You can do it at home with a barrel vise and nut wrench and go - no go gauges. Swapping stocks is a different deal though since the recoil lug is in the stock. From what I understand you can have the top half of the lug removed from the action in a lathe then just install a regular lug and stock.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Thanks Rickdavis81.
I'll do some more checking, I like what your telling me about Barrel changing.
and will put a longer Barrel if I can do so, I've always liked long barrels on a Rifle.
CTW
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:33 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-06 Left Hand Bolt action

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Originally Posted by callingthewild View Post
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"

You dont need 117 gr slugs for coyotes...
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:15 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Twasn't saying I did ,lol. 117 gr for other things to hunt.
But thanks. CTW
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:14 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

Ahhh...I understand now. If I can kill them with a 55 grainer from a 22-250...ya dont need a whole lot from a 25-06
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:11 PM
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Re: Savage Axis 25-05 Left Hand Bolt action

I agree Sully no need for over kill, was read whether a 25-06 would take down an Elk, Read on the Barnes triple -X 117gr bullets.
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