View Full Version : .308 Savage Axis Vs. Springfield M1A

09-16-2012, 8:12 PM
Took both out to Derby Dam Nevada today. (East of Reno about 20 minutes on 80.)

Accuracy is virtually identical. M1A is sure more comfortable to shoot. Savage kicks hard, but is very light. Savage only costs 1/5th as much.

I'm not trying to start a thread war. Just wanted to point out they are both fun too shoot and have their advantages.

AK all day
09-16-2012, 8:17 PM
M1A is a more effective battle rifle, and a savage axis is a better hunting rifle. That's pretty much the bottom line. It's no fun dragging a HUGE heavy M1A through the mountains while hunting.

09-16-2012, 8:25 PM
Different tools made with different purposes.

09-17-2012, 9:28 AM
Now if you just bed under/in the receiver recesses, add some aluminum tubes (2016 arrow shaft I believe) to reduce action screw movement and bed recoil lug area you will get even tighter groups. You can also add epoxy and lead shot to the recessses in the foreend to add weight.

A lot of people do not realize how stiff the action is on these rifles compared to a Remington/Winchester, the only thing holding them back is the truly bad stock (Weak/flexible pistol grip) design, the aftermarket stock makers have not started to make any laminated varmint/target designs yet but watch out when they do.