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Savage Axis 19223 308 Winchester

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The Savage Axis put in a good showing, we felt. The rifle was smooth enough, and we like the safety location, and the detachable magazine was easy to use. Accuracy wasn’t the best of the test, but the accuracy exhibited would be adequate for some chores. The rifle was dogged by a heavy trigger that we chose to fix.

Savage Axis 19223 308 Winchester

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Home Defense
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The Savage Axis gave reasonable, but not impressive, results at the 100-yard line. The Savage Axis bipod was removed after initial testing.
The ventilated-rubber Savage buttpad proved capable of absorbing recoil and offering comfortable firing.
Working the bolt quickly and taking aim at 50 yards is challenging for any shooter. We really liked the location and manipulation of the tang-mounted safety.
The stock was a little thin at the grip, but that didn’t create any problems during firing.

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