Savage Axis 223 Youth model

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    Savage Axis 223 Youth model

    Well just put one in layaway.....read nuthin' but great things about the carbine.....so I'm in the long drawn out phase of getting it out of layaway.....

    I was looking for a knock around bolt gun ...that would be a mulch-purpose carbine....with FMJ a great pinking /target carbine..and with 55gr SP a great yote / varmint carbine ...and with 64gr PSP Winchester rounds it is a good Medium game carbine...Deer /Hawgs...and with its 20inch barrel and reduced LOP will be compact to easily get in and out of my truck...and breeze to tote in the brush and mountains...
    I may prune the barrel back to 16.5 inches ..but I need to check the overall balance first...

    Put a compact 3x9 scope on her and she will be a nice edition...
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    This combo of a light weight handi carbine reminds me of my Great uncles ole Winchester bolt action in 22 Hornet..I don't recall the model ..but it was small light and accurate ..and rarely left his sight....
    My great Uncle was the Chief grounds keeper at a Estate in my community ...he would use that little carbine quite often ..dispatching vermin ...Foxes... Yotes... Beaver .. Ground hogs ,Musk rat...and Rabbits for the Cook Pot (with FMJ ammo)...he was even known for putting a few wild turkey on the table...and to often fending off trespassers ..I remember when I was boy hearing talk of that crazy old man with the rifle...from neighborhood teenage boys..that was run off from the estates fish ponds that where stocked with fat trout...for the owners table...(and sometimes mine)..

    I was looking for a bolt action in 22 Hornet ..but settled on the 223 cartridge in the accurate Savage Axis platform....for less money and more utility...from Ground hogs to Whitetail...
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    Very cool.

    I'm a fan of Savage rifles. They are very accurate, and their accessory base is growing every day to rival the Remington 700.

    I have a budget Stevens 200 in 223 for my 'beater'. It ain't the prettiest, but it shoots better than I can see.

    For deer and hogs, load up some Barnes TSX bullets. These well engineered projectiles have taken the 223 to a whole new dimension. My 1/9 twist Stevens does well with the 53 grain variety, but I have some 62s loaded up for a ladder test that I think would do better for hunting applications.

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?p=1167928



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    Wow ! That TSX looks like the ticket.....

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    Looks like the carbine will be coming out of layaway in a week or so....

    Thinking about shorting the barrel to 16.5 inches .. I feel that it will make the carbine easier to carry ..more maneuverable...

    I'd also like to place sights on the carbine in the future...peep sight would be nice..

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    Just picked up an Axis in 223 few months back and the first two rounds did sided by side touching holes in the 10 ring at a bit over 50 yards. It only got better from there. Better rifle than I am a shooter.
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    Out of layaway

    Got my old Simmons 3x9x30 mounted..(tuff scope ,had it mounted on a Husky in 9.3X62 for a while) nice compact'ish scope for the carbine...hopefully next weekend I'll get her zero'ed in
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Very cool.

    I'm a fan of Savage rifles. They are very accurate, and their accessory base is growing every day to rival the Remington 700.

    I have a budget Stevens 200 in 223 for my 'beater'. It ain't the prettiest, but it shoots better than I can see.

    For deer and hogs, load up some Barnes TSX bullets. These well engineered projectiles have taken the 223 to a whole new dimension. My 1/9 twist Stevens does well with the 53 grain variety, but I have some 62s loaded up for a ladder test that I think would do better for hunting applications.

    .223 Barnes 70 Grain TSX Performance - M4Carbine.net Forums



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    Those bullets look like the ticket.....I have some 223 loaded with Winchester 62 gr SP...hopefully things will workout for a Whitetail test this season...
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    Good lookin' little bolt gun you picked up sir! I am interested to know how it shoots, as I too would like to have one that size. Drop me a line if you would to let me know how it performs.
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    Axis trigger tend to be to heavy for me but it is a easy fix.
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