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Author Topic: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor  (Read 410 times)

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Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:47:55 PM »
Got to do some shooting this weekend with the Savage Axis in 6.5 Creedmoor.

I have added a Warne base, Weaver rings and a Simmons scope.  I lapped the rings when I mounted the scope.

I really just wanted to take this one out and shoot it as it's been sitting in the safe for months so I just used what I had.  I will upgrade the optics at some point but For now it works good for the ranges I am working woth

I am impressed with this gun.  For a $150 rifle ($250 less $rebate) its a great shooter, even with the factory stock and trigger.

I was shooting some Remington Core-Loct 140 gr rounds through it.

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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 08:53:22 PM »
This is my last round of 4.    I blew the last one   I knew I was a little off but rather than resetting myself and restarting the shot I snapped the trigger.

I'm impressed with this gun so far.  As funding permits I plan on doing some upgrades and extending the range past 100 yards.

The only complaint I have so far is the magazine.    I wish it was a little more robust, I fear the polymer clip snap will not last very long.

Even the trigger is not as bad as I expected.   (I do not have the Acu-Trigger)

I think with a stiffer stock and Timney trigger this has potential for longer ranges.

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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 09:00:51 PM »
Everything is looking good so far , should be good out to 200 or more the way it is , my second 6.5 Grendel with a vortex 3x9 does that at 100 and hits 3" gongs at 200 .  @--0--0101 ##$%#1118
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 09:04:39 PM »
wow. $150? I think I would have got a couple. when was that rebate?

I thought the same about the magazine when I got Emily her savage .243. now it's my cabin gun for varmints. I haven't had any issues at all and I've loaded it over 100 time i'm sure

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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 09:13:05 PM »
wow. $150? I think I would have got a couple. when was that rebate?

I thought the same about the magazine when I got Emily her savage .243. now it's my cabin gun for varmints. I haven't had any issues at all and I've loaded it over 100 time i'm sure

nice shooting

I bought it at the end of last year. It was too good of a deal to pass up.
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 08:04:08 AM »
Nice shooting Mike.  That is a nice set up you have right there.  I agree with yari, you stole that thing for $150....nice!

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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 08:07:10 AM »
I think she's a keeper.  ##$%#11
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 08:21:43 AM »
Looks just like my Axis in .223,  very nice rifle for the price.  I don't have the accutrigger either, but I don't have any complaints about the present trigger.  I do agree about the chintzy magazine catch.
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2018, 09:02:27 AM »
Nice rig. Excellent shooting I think you can make that work.
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2018, 09:42:25 AM »
Nice shooting Mike...the Creedmoor 6.5 is a flat shooter your going to enjoy it...that was a steal for $150.
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2018, 02:46:00 PM »
You got the Axis for $150!!! Quick someone call the cops, this man has stolen this rifle...Wow, Mike, great deal and shoot good too!! Now you are ready for the 2018 upcoming season...

I too have Savage 110 BA Stealth in 6.5 CM....I have been shooting it for a year now and finally figured out what it like, is the 140 gn Barnes TSX bullets..like the Burgers too! it shoots now 1 MOA at 200 yards, not bad a shooter....

Good shooting, now you are ready for the season.....
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2018, 06:11:30 PM »
My Dad has a Savage Axis in 22-250 and it shoots great. It shoots a 40 gr V max hand load of mine into 3/4 inch at a 100 yards. I work with a young guy that can't shoot any of his guns good. I told him to buy a Savage axis in .223 and use it to learn how to shoot. They are a heck of a good rifle for the money.

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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2018, 07:14:04 PM »
Notsams - We got this new guy in the club that is really interested in reloading, we must have talk about total of 2 hours several times during our work weekend...I was telling him that it is up to him to find out what the gun likes and he has got to experiment with different ammo, meaning different primer, different powders, different bullets and seating depths and keep all his targets and to write down what he used and the weather conditions and when he feels like he has figure out what he likes, then he can settle in on a recipe for success down range....

On your Dad's 22-250, the 40 Gn Vmax works well in it, but the next one off the production like, may like the 50 of even the 60 gns.....so you cannot look at somebody's else target and say that load will work for you...it may or may not...just depends....love all four of my 22-250's and all of them shoot dime groups at 200 yards, most of them do run from 45 gn to 55 gn bullets and they like the slower burning powder....just like my 243 do's.....

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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2018, 08:33:47 PM »
That variation from gun to gun that Bo speaks of is amazing to me, both fascinating and frustrating as all get out at the same time.
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Re: Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2018, 08:14:29 PM »

Good shooting, now you are ready for the season.....

Unfortunately can't use it for deer where I primarily hunt.  Only shotgun, muzzleloader and certain straight walled cartridges are allowed.

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