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Savage axis youth
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:43:11 AM »
anyone have any good or bad things to say about these, looking at one in the 7mm 08 for my wife
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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 07:48:11 AM »
The 7mm-08 is a great youth caliber my buddies and I have 6 between our boys and they perform great on deer, elk and bear. Good luck.

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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 07:52:12 AM »
If I were to have it all over again, I would have bought my wife the 7mm-08 instead of the .45/70  :chuckle:

It's a nice little gun.  Not to try to change your mind but have you considered the .257 Roberts?
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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 08:26:44 AM »
hows the accuracy?
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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 09:33:55 AM »
You mean the .257 Roberts?  It's very accurate, especially if you get into handloads but even without them it's a wonderful deer cartridge for kids and women.  Plenty flat shooting.  My dad has killed dozens of deer with that cartridge since the 60s from little coastal blacktails to big heavy mule deer.

I can't speak for the Axis youth but I know that every Savage I've ever used or owned is accurate enough out of the box that if all I wanted was a 7mm-08 for regular hunting, I would have already bought it because I have confidence in the brand and I know that Savage has good products.

Downrange accuracy won't ever be lights out with the youth model just because of the barrel length but in a 7mm-08 or .257 Bobert or 243, that doesn't matter.
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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 03:45:36 PM »
Every Axis I've seen (several between my hunting buddies) has had excellent accuracy right out of the box. Great hunting rifles.

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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 01:45:37 PM »
I have an Axis in 30-06 and its extremely accurate.  The action seems just ok.  The trigger and stock are terrible.  I did a "do it yourself" trigger job, bedded the stock, and duracoated the entire gun.  I would buy another one in a heart beat.  savageshooters has a bunch of info on these models, worth a look.

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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 02:39:13 PM »
Not a youth model, but I have the axis in a 270 and it has done well for me.  I've taken 2 deer with it at 100 yards.  Hit 200 yards great at the range.  I like that it is light weight and easy to carry all day, even for the kids.
The stock is nothing special, but I do like the camo version.  I don't worry about the kids scratching it up and seems like it will last a long time.
 
Issues for me were the plastic mag.  Sucks big time.  I just load manually like a single shot and don't mind.  I got my on sale for 279 with cheap scope.  Swapped out scope right away for a  leopold and put the cheap one on my 22.

I think the stock trigger is ok.  Could be better, but works fine for hunting purposes.

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Re: Savage axis youth
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 01:14:24 PM »
Have axis in 270 (not youth) and I'm happy with it .... I did put cheaper Vortex scope on it and here is 100yrds target with factory loads .
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