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#3067822 - 12/07/12 11:10 AM Savage axis decision.....
corymhoward
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Ok fellas I have a unfired rem 7400 30/06 that's never been fired that I'm in a position to trade for something to shoot coyotes with....

I'm thinking about trading it on an axis...

I know there are better rifles but I wanted the opinions on these to rig up for a 300yd coyote knock around gun, thinking about the .243

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#3067929 - 12/07/12 12:09 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: corymhoward]
AllOutdoors
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Keep your 7400. Or find a different gun to trade it on.

Edited by AllOutdoors (12/07/12 12:10 PM)
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#3067936 - 12/07/12 12:13 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: AllOutdoors]
corymhoward
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Right on
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#3067979 - 12/07/12 12:37 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: corymhoward]
BirdDog123
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I have heard decent things on the axis (for the money).. but also heard the trigger is pretty lousy. If you did decide to trade it I feel like it would only be fair for them to throw ya like 50-100 bucks to boot.

if you are just hunting yotes with it what about a 223 or a 22-250? bolt 223s are pretty cheap

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#3068280 - 12/07/12 04:25 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: BirdDog123]
pressfit
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I got a 22 250. 223 and a 6mm.. a 223hp is a bad mama on yotes
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#3068442 - 12/07/12 06:45 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: AllOutdoors]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: AllOutdoors
Keep your 7400. Or find a different gun to trade it on.



best advice ever. like trading a BMW for a geo
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#3068443 - 12/07/12 06:45 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: BirdDog123]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: BirdDog123
I have heard decent things on the axis (for the money).. but also heard the trigger is pretty lousy. If you did decide to trade it I feel like it would only be fair for them to throw ya like 50-100 bucks to boot.

if you are just hunting yotes with it what about a 223 or a 22-250? bolt 223s are pretty cheap



for coyotes, a quality trigger is a must
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#3068527 - 12/07/12 07:50 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: redblood]
corymhoward
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Yea, ill not be getting the axis
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#3074865 - 12/11/12 06:43 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: redblood]
DaveB
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I own an Axis. The trigger pull is so difficult the barrel shifts off your point of aim. It is at least 9 or 10 pounds. There are plenty of videos on how to fix this for free but I am gonna go the 90 buck new trigger route. Why bother? Because it is an accurate rifle if you can deal with the trigger.
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#3074908 - 12/11/12 07:06 PM Re: Savage axis decision..... [Re: DaveB]
Mid
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The trigger has always been an issue with the axis/edge rifles...replace trigger and it can be as accurate as any other savage out there
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