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Savage Redesigns AXIS Rifle Series

The groundbreaking AXIS series from Savage has undergone some changes for a new look and better performance.

The AXIS changed what hunters expect from an entry level rifle. The redesigned AXIS improves on that standard with a fresh new look, improved ergonomics and is loaded with features that deliver the legendary accuracy Savage is known for. Thread-in headspacing, button rifling and a floating bolt head are just a few of the features of these accurate and affordable rifles. AXIS rifles are offered in a wide variety of popular hunting calibers and are available in full-size, compact and left-hand models.


  • Rugged synthetic stock with new ergonomic design
  • Sporter barrel contour
  • Carbon steel barreled action with matte black finish
  • Detachable box magazine
  • Also available in left-hand and compact models
  • Weaver-style two-piece scope bases
  • Recoil pad

Neglected Genius

neglectedgeniusNewton1919catalogIn the general rush to commemorate the beginning of the Great War in 1914, a number of lesser anniversaries have been ignored. For American shooters, one that deserves to be remembered is the birth, and death, of the Newton rifle company of Buffalo, New York. Continue reading Neglected Genius

Richard B.’s Savage Striker

My most favorite hunting gun is my S&W 500 with a Burris 2 x 7 variable scope.  I’ll be using that next month in South Dakota on a bison firing 440-grain hard cast lead bullets with gas checks at just under 1500 fps.  Hopefully that will do the job.

My second most favorite gun is more versatile due to its longer range.  It is a Savage Striker.  I had it rechambered from .308 Winchester to .284 Winchester necked up to .308.  All I have ever used is 180-grain Nosler Partitions at just over 2500 fps from my handloads.  The factory trigger was horrible, so I had Timney install their rifle trigger in it which required changing to a rear grip stock.  Fortunately, a company (Zero Stocks I believe) was making a wood laminate stock at the time.  They seem to be out of business because I can’t find them now.  My Striker has a Burris 1 1/2-4 variable scope on it.  I killed my second elk with this gun last year as well as having taken five African antelope including eland.  I was worried about using it on eland, but it worked great.  I will admit the range was only about 35 yards.  It took the elk at about 220 yards. If it wasn’t for Canada’s gun laws, these would be the only guns I hunt big game with.–SCI Member Richard B.