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bloodhawke83
10-13-2013, 8:21 PM
I just don't have the need to keep my Axis XP at 223, I got bunch of 308 rounds and bullets for reloading.

Would I just need a new bolt head and barrel kit? Parts are interchangeable with 10 and 110?

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/631834/e-r-shaw-barrel-kit-savage-110-series-small-shank-308-winchester-factory-contour-1-in-10-twist-24-stainless-steel

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/451988/savage-arms-bolt-head-short-action-savage-10-to-16-push-feed-right-hand-22-250-remington-243-winchester-260-remington-7mm-08-remington-308-winchester

I can swap the bolt knob with this, right?

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/674002/savage-arms-bolt-handle-assembly-savage-110ba-right-hand-tactical-knob-steel-matte


thanks

bitethebullet
10-13-2013, 8:46 PM
I have both rifles. No disrespect, but for the price you would pay for all the parts you could just go buy another Axis. The are inexpensive guns to begin with and if you're not up to the task of replacing the barrel, a gunsmith will add a little more to your total. I would just offload the .223 and go buy a .308. You also wouldn't have to wait for all the items to come of b/o either.

bloodhawke83
10-13-2013, 8:50 PM
I have both rifles. No disrespect, but for the price you would pay for all the parts you could just go buy another Axis. The are inexpensive guns to begin with and if you're not up to the task of replacing the barrel, a gunsmith will add a little more to your total. I would just offload the .223 and go buy a .308. You also wouldn't have to wait for all the items to come of b/o either.

not in stock near me.

bombadillo
10-13-2013, 8:54 PM
:cough: RUGER AMERICAN :cough:



Seriously though, I would buy another inexpensive .308 like a Savage 10 TH XP like I got and shoot the snot out of it. I paid $460 for a 10 TH XP with a Nikon BDC 3-9x40 on it, and with a little paint and time, it can look pretty good.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/bombadillo08/Calguns%20-%20MVP%20file/20130319_103730_zpsad871aac.jpg

bloodhawke83
10-13-2013, 9:05 PM
well my Saiga isn't moving off the market, don't have that money. price too high?

bitethebullet
10-13-2013, 9:10 PM
Ruger American would be a good choice as mentioned above. If you offloaded the axis, wouldn't have to spend much more to get a decent shooting .308 + it has an adjustable trigger. I saw one at Turner's for $300 a few weeks back

bloodhawke83
10-13-2013, 9:12 PM
Ruger American would be a good choice as mentioned above. If you offloaded the axis, wouldn't have to spend much more to get a decent shooting .308 + it has an adjustable trigger. I saw one at Turner's for $300 a few weeks back

Turners is a 200 dollar road trip. :P

ar15barrels
10-13-2013, 9:42 PM
Turners is a 200 dollar road trip. :P

If you listed your location in your profile, you would get better "local" advice...

bloodhawke83
10-13-2013, 9:44 PM
If you listed your location in your profile, you would get better "local" advice...

Roseville.

NorCalFocus
10-14-2013, 8:45 AM
If you want to unload the .223 I may be interested.

JMP
10-14-2013, 3:15 PM
not in stock near me.

If you didn't live all the way in Hodor, I'd just give you a .308 Savage that I never use.

tujungatoes
10-15-2013, 8:24 PM
I live in socal....hook a brother up.;)