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dodgerla
02-28-2012, 11:50 PM
Hello fellow gunners. Ive rescently purchased my first bolt-action rifle a Savage arms AXIS 308. Being my first bolt action Im not familiar with ammo type to use and how to choose a scope. This rifle will be for target shooting. Any advice will help. Im not looking to spend too much as this is on a budget. Thanks

scotty99
02-29-2012, 12:38 AM
After much research, I recently bought a Hawke 6.5-20 to mount on a Rem700 SPS varmint. $429 for a 30mm tube, two-color illuminated reticle, locking tac turrets, and a surprisingly good FREE ballistic calculator that runs on your iPhone. Shot it side by side with the same power Zeiss Conquest (about a $1200 scope), and other than a slight edge in eye relief, and a little better brightness at 20x, the Hawke was nearly its equal. With a better, illuminated reticle and $800 left over, I couldn't be happier. As for ammo, every rifle seems to have its preference, but Federal 168gr Gold Medal Match is pretty much the standard for accurate factory .308. My rifle will shoot .5 moa with that ammo and about 1.5 moa with everything else I've tried.

dodgerla
02-29-2012, 1:07 AM
WOW...but im on a budget.

californa
02-29-2012, 2:16 AM
I had good results with my friends axis using the walmart Winchester super X. 150 grain. My best 3 shot group was 2 moa but he was shooting average groups of 1.5. We also tested the inexpensive wolf ammo from walmart and we averaged 3.5 moa. Super X seem work fine and is only around $17 a box. Wolf was like $9. But in the end you get what you pay for.

Divernhunter
02-29-2012, 10:42 AM
Tight budget then just get a Redfield 3X9X40. It is a good scope for under $200 usually. It is made by Leupold and has their not BS lifetime warr.
Do remember if you are trying for super small groups you are out of the budget area of spending.

Stanze
03-15-2012, 2:51 AM
There's some Savage Axis budget builds here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=517078

Annex138
03-15-2012, 10:15 AM
Check out Nikon prostaff line of scopes. You can pick up a 3-9 for around $150. They are nice scopes for the money

Iloveguns
03-15-2012, 11:14 AM
On a budget look at the Bushnell 3200 fixed 10x. As others have stated Federal Gold Medal Match is great ammo to shoot if you want to have tight groups. If you don't then find some cheap stuff. But don't expect good accuracy.

6mmintl
03-15-2012, 8:36 PM
Second on the Bushnell 3200 fixed 10x. good for 100-600 yard shooting.

All you have to do now is cut one coil off trigger spring, add moly to sear surfaces if non accutrigger. Bed recoil lug area, add tubing inside action screw oversize holes to tighten up screw wobble/bedding pressure and should shoot 3/4 MOA or better with handloads.

lrj812
03-16-2012, 11:24 AM
Tight budget then just get a Redfield 3X9X40. It is a good scope for under $200 usually. It is made by Leupold and has their not BS lifetime warr.
Do remember if you are trying for super small groups you are out of the budget area of spending.

+1 I have this Redfield on a Marlin XS7. Excellent value, American made. Fits the budget on the Savage.

justasking
03-16-2012, 11:38 AM
Centerpoint 4-15x40 prints typical groups under 1 inch and frequent groups under 1/2 inch at 100 yards. I handload, but before that winchester super-x 150 gr shot moa pretty regularly. I have over 800 rounds since i bought the centerpoint. it is enough scope for my .308. It is clear and bright at dawn and dusk during deer season and has enough magnification for my old eyes at the range.
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