After having my Savage Axis for a little over a month, I decided I would write a review on it.
The things that made this rifle attractive to me were price and the camo pattern. I also liked that it came with a 3-9x40 Bushnell Sharpshooter scope mounted and laser sighted on the gun.
Along with the scope are the mounts included in the gun... These are not the best mounts, and POI had shifted about an inch high at 100 yards. In the mounts defense, the gun got carried by the scope for a few minutes by my little brother after shooting last time.
This gun is a shooter for sure. The trigger was very crisp, but had a HORRIBLE trigger pull. It put accuracy to 3-4 inches at 100 with cheap federals. I removed one coil from the trigger spring, bringing pull to around 3 pounds, and it shoots a LOT better. Trigger guard is also plenty big enough to allow a gloved finger.
The safety on the rifle in my opinion is great. It is large and flat, with plenty of grip to easily move it from safe to fire.
The come comes with a 4 round external magazine as well, which clips into the firearm. People have complained about the cheap clip (plastic U shape) but I have had no problems with it.
Before I get into accuracy, let me tell you that I am the WORST shot with a rifle... Over the last few years I've developed a pretty bad flinch, which I've slowly been correcting. I do not own a lead sled, so these shots are all from the bipod.
These are using 100 grain federal soft points at 100 yards
Top left group (subtract the one that is high from the group) is the group when I first fired the gun.
Did I mention that this gun and all of its accessories were under $450? :grin:
Some more pictures
If you have any questions about the rifle, shoot away.