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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:10 am    Post subject: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

Stepped out this morning and picked up a Savage Model: 12 LRPV Left Port in 223 cal. 1 in 7 twist Very Happy
Was going to get Model 700 but could not pass on the price he wanted for the Model 12
One of our gun club members is offering to teach 300 and 600 meter shooting this summer, looks like i'll be attending Very Happy
4 guns 4 months i'd better stop Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

Congrats. With that twist the heavier bullets should stabilze well.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

why stop a good thing???
good luck with breaking them in, looks like some trigger time is coming your way, lucky hua...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

Thats the idea MacD, I have 600 75 gr BTHP on the way.

Thanks Elvis and bank account says no more buy for awhile

I have put almost 1000 round through the savage axis I bought in October

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

MRFixIT, congrats! You should post some pictures when you get it all set-up.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

I will slimjim. I'm waiting on the scope, should be here in 10 days or so

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

How you liking that Axis? Mr Fixit.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

inthedark wrote:
How you liking that Axis? Mr Fixit.

To be honest "out of the box" you get what you pay for, trigger is terrible. I put it at about 7lbs and rough. Stock is cheap you can move the forend with thumb on the barrel and 1 finger on the stock.

I always believe with a little work almost any gun can be made to shoot nice. So I added a RifleBasix trigger ( very nice) I also glass bedded the foreend of the stock but still left the barrel free floated. Just to stiffin the forend. Before I did that I was getting 2 inch groups at 100 meters. Know I get half inch groups at 100 meters useing

bullet: 60gr V-Max
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

I would say the Axis is a keeper.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:46 am    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

Good choice. You can never have too many guns. Our gun club bought four Savage .223 Axis rifles in .223 for use in our Youth Field Day events. Once sighted in, these rifles are tack drivers. The young shooters loved them and asked to shoot the course again and again. Take care...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

Nice rig. If you are still not satisfied with the rigidity of the stock but don't want to replace it, you might try a trick I did on an old Ramline stock for a friend. Those stocks were known for being pretty flimsy and would flex even under the pressure of merely resting the forearm on sandbags. Route two narrow channels on either side of the barrel channel from just behind the fore-end tip back to an inch or so from the recoil lug inletting. Glass-bed a 1/4" stainless steel rod in each of the channels. It isn't a perfect cure, but it can sure help.

Keep us posted on your progress with your new toy!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

MRFixIT wrote:
I'm waiting on the scope, should be here in 10 days or so

10 days?!? That is a painful wait. Does winter slow things down? Nice pic, BTW!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:

10 days?!? That is a painful wait. Does winter slow things down? Nice pic, BTW![/quote]

it has free shipping and because I live on the east coast it costly to get stuff here. Regular shipping is 10 days for about $30 could have in 5 days or 3 days if I shell out $60-70 and after 50 years I'm use to it
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gun for ME Reply with quote

good things take time aye?
looks like you have a great tack driver there. 10 days is more time with the last purchase before the new kid on the bench arrives.

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