You guys brought up a few of my fears that kept me from diving right into it. Figured since it was still somewhat new there would'nt be many parts for it and that there were better options out there.
Guess I'll just have to use that new model 10 308 thats sitting in the closet instead.
Originally Posted by MachV
Crazy thought is about right. The Axis is what it is= a cheap entry type rifle that dont shoot too bad BUT its a poor choice to build off of unless you are able to inlet stocks yourself and like to do a lot of tinkering.
The barrel can be changed just like any other savage and the trigger can be worked to useable hunting trigger but I just dont see it being a long range gopher-getter....Short range walk-about unit yes but you would be $$ and time ahead starting with something that has more parts available like the 10/110. Heck even a Steven aint that cheap by the time you replace the trigger and stock!
I bought an Axis 25-06 with the thought of it being a good truck gun.....It might get there but not in its stock form, its just not tuff enough.
Just out of curiousity, what kind of groups you getting from the 25-06? Factory or handloads?