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Thread: Savage Axis II Scout Stainless 20" in 7.62x39 *North Sylva Exclusive*

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    NS should answer questions. I've not slugged my bore and the muzzle brake is red loctited on, not about to mess with it.

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    Mine came in and finally spent time on the range this weekend.

    First thing: the Online rebate form refuses the SKU, so there is that. I might call and confirm, but looks like no 100$ rebate.

    So onto the rifle.

    Pros :
    1) Light and handy.
    2) It is stainless, except for the trigger assembly, the firing-pin/pin-guide, bolt pin and the magazine.
    3) The peep sight works well.
    4) The muzzle break works (but, see below).
    Cons :
    1) The ejector failed to toss brand-new PPU factory brass out. Unless I flailed the bolt, even milsurp got stuck. Needs tuning.
    2) Weak primer strikes on milsurp: 2 out of 10 rounds needed a second bolt cycle to work.
    3) The magazine is lame, clicking in feels like it will break.
    4) The muzzle brake looks really out of place, being that long. Appears to be threaded, so will replace with a S&J shorty.
    5) The stock/barrel is free-floated, but a constriction is felt. Might need to sand down the stock a bit. It is also very soft, so flex can push against barrel.





    I did not bother with the target, at 53m, as I was pre-occupied with the ejector and that did not make me shoot consistently. I was expecting no better or worse then my Howa 1500 in 7.62x39. I expected to trade a good magazine setup of the Howa for stainless, threaded, sights, threaded on the Axis 2.

    The ejector also made me stop taking careful notes, so this rifle won't get a review like the Howa circa 2016 ( https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/foru...9-at-the-range ) until I can eject reliably.

    In summary : tad disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdmer View Post
    NS should answer questions. I've not slugged my bore and the muzzle brake is red loctited on, not about to mess with it.
    I got some Cerrosafe from Brownell's, so if I get time I will use that.

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    Did you make a typo in the sku and model? I've not mailed mine off yet, but when I registered online to fill out and print the form, mine wasn't rejected.

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    xdmer You rock! Looks like I missed the last digit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdmer View Post
    Really, it's long action? That is bazaar, glad I didn't order a stock yet.

    I have a red dot to mount on mine, it wont' be scoped, hopefully it sits low enough to use irons too. I like flush fitting magazines on bolt guns, but having an option would be nice when at the bench.
    All savage axis are built on a single action length. They switch between short and long action with two features. One, the bolt baffle rotates, with a shorter lug on one side and a longer on the other, the shorter lug goes on the side of the bolt stop for a long action. (this just controls how far back the bolt travels) The other feature is the removable trigger guard section - there are two sizes, which adjusts the size is the magazine well.

    I suggest JB welding the trigger guard in. It makes the wrist so much more sturdy, and as long as you don't plan on trying long action magazines (which would require sourcing the correct trigger guard) then being able to remove it is a pointless feature.
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    Thanks, I understand the concept and see how Savage has done this now. My concern was, in selecting a Boyd's stock specific to Savage, same action length, but long vs short for the magazine box size. I was confused at the time and didn't want to order the wrong one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Suther View Post
    All savage axis are built on a single action length. They switch between short and long action with two features. One, the bolt baffle rotates, with a shorter lug on one side and a longer on the other, the shorter lug goes on the side of the bolt stop for a long action. (this just controls how far back the bolt travels) The other feature is the removable trigger guard section - there are two sizes, which adjusts the size is the magazine well.

    I suggest JB welding the trigger guard in. It makes the wrist so much more sturdy, and as long as you don't plan on trying long action magazines (which would require sourcing the correct trigger guard) then being able to remove it is a pointless feature.

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    Glad you caught it!
    Quote Originally Posted by mossler View Post
    xdmer You rock! Looks like I missed the last digit.

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    Recovered lead bullets indicate a 0.308 bore on my 7.62x39 Axis II scout.
    Last edited by tessy2ton; 02-16-2018 at 09:22 AM.

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    So I was finally able to get mine to the range for a quick session today. Using Hornady SST's steel case, and a 2 MOA red dot, several groupings at .5 and .7 inches at 50 meters, using only a front rest on the for-end and being very careful / taking my time. Magazine sucks, continuously nose dives the third and last round, nose down in the mag when trying to chamber, a real PITA, and destroys polymer tips.

    The barrel is free floated, but there is A LOT of flex in the stock, for-end and wrist.

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