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hey there, i need some thoughts on a savage axis xp...synthetic stock and detachable mag...anybody have any reccomendations? 22-250 cal by the way..thanks for any advice
 

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hey there, i need some thoughts on a savage axis xp...synthetic stock and detachable mag...anybody have any reccomendations? 22-250 cal by the way..thanks for any advice
It will get you by for sure, but dont expect the feel and quality of a $1000 rifle!!
 

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I own two of these rifles one is a 270 and the other is a 223 and the both shoot really well and feel nice. Can't beat them them for the price.
 

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From what I saw with online reviews, they shoot pretty good, pretty much an MOA rifle right out of the box.

I've handled one at Better Buy Sports in Moncton, a Savage Edge XP 30-06. I liked the feel, and it shouldered well. Sliding the bolt, the action seemed fairly smooth as well.

2 things I didn't from the Edge are:

-When I tried it in the store, it's obvious that the scope that came with it had some parallax issues. Maybe it's because it was out of focus or just not set properly, I'm not sure.
-The bolt handle lifts 90degrees, which makes it awkwardly close to the scope.

None of these issues are deal breakers mind you, and for the price, I don't think anything else comes close to it. It's a fine entry level rifle.

I'm considering getting one in 30-06, and if all goes well, then maybe getting one in 223 or 22-250.

If you end up buying one, let us know how you feel, and also how it shoots!
 

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It's possible that the Stevens 200 is a better rifle, but that all depends on the requirements.

For me, a to have a detachable mag, but that's just preference. Also, I'm not into mod'ing rifles, so have less incentive on going the Stevens route.
 

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So have you decided yet on a rifle or wah Ca'mon??
 

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I have an old Savage 99 in .303 Sav., 110 in 30-06, a 111 in 708, and an Edge in 308. I'm happy with all. The only one I wasn't happy with was a Stevens in .308 Win. I even tried an after market trigger which helped, but the accuracy wasn't there. The trigger is a bit heavy but not bad. Mine is the camo model with clip & scope. It was $450 in McAdam. It is available a bit cheaper delivered from Dantes Sports in Montreal but With Ross you can trade (which I did).
I wasn't impressed with the scope so I replaced it with a Bushnell Elite. I have only fired it a few times but it looks promising for accuracy when I find the right load.
 

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I have the savage edge 30-06 I've loaded with 180 grain. Shoots real nice, doesn't kick anywhere near as hard as I expected. Can not wait to get it in the field come fall.
 
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