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Y'all Must Be

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:22 pm
by jbullard1
A lot tougher than me.
My 30-06 shooting 168 gr hand loads are kicking my azz as I try to dial in the perfect powder/bullet combo for a 500 yard shot.
I am getting 3" groups at 300 yards right now and will take a couple days for shoulder to recoup.

I can only imagine what it would be like with one of the magnum calibers.
I may need to buy the Remington M-40 that weighs in at around 11# fully equipped.

Re: Y'all Must Be

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:38 pm
by terry08
Heck jb, you can't even do the chrome pole without brusing yourself. What do you expect the rifle to do? Pat your old butt gently. I don't think so.

Re: Y'all Must Be

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:45 pm
by jv
It cost a little to reach out a touch something.............a little bruise is worth that.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:47 am
by hubtech
man, i just snagged a 270, and it shoots super sweet. put a box through it last week and no complaints.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:17 am
by terry08
Love the Axis 270, it's a cheap price rifle, but after the trigger job it shoots like any high end rifle. All I need for hunting. Might let booger, glass bed the stock after season ends.
I understand that Savage will offer it with the accu trigger next year.
I stand corrected. It's already here on the Axis XP 289.00.

Re: Y'all Must Be

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:58 am
by jv
Sounds like a good gun Terry

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:15 am
by gtk
what did you do to the trigger terry08? cut the spring down?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:03 pm
by terry08
No Greg, I was going to do that and talked to a lot of knowledgeable people who have. I opted to take it to a great gunsmith. He filed the sear down to get 2 1/2 pounds. Cost was $ 60.00. Then I realized Savage, had the Axis XP with the accu trigger for twenty dollars more. Oh well, I am very happy with performance, and loving it.

Another words, I paid $269.00 & could have got the accu trigger for $289.00. After mail in rebate.

Re: Y'all Must Be

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:31 pm
by jbullard1
Just buy a Remington M-40 , problem solved

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:07 pm
by terry08
Jb, I used one while attending college at South Vietnam University. One fine weapon. But at my age, the 14.58 lbs. Is more than I care lug around in the woods.

Re: Y'all Must Be

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:51 pm
by gtk
terry08 wrote:No Greg, I was going to do that and talked to a lot of knowledgeable people who have. I opted to take it to a great gunsmith.

I went to lowes over the weekend, bought about $3.00 in screws/springs to replace the heavy spring that was in my son's axis.. I also put a set screw in to prevent trigger overtravel. I was amazed at how much that shrunk the groups. I was still too scared to polish the sear, afraid I'll take too much off.. I think the overtravel affected his accuracy more than anything

Anyway we are extremely pleased with it now ..

Re: Y'all Must Be

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:06 pm
by terry08
It's amazing what the trigger pull can do as far as accuracy is concerned. I personally would like it to be about 1 1/2 pounds & bogger could have gotten that by adding a new spring after filing the sear. Being a licensed ffl dealer & gunsmith, he won't do over the counter fix. I appreciate his honesty and understand his insurance & licensing issues. I have talked to many folks who have done just what you did and they have been very pleased with the results. I just did not feel comfortable doing it myself.
Good Hunting & Good Shooting Greg.