Savage Arms revamps AXIS platform with new features
Savage Arms revisits its AXIS bolt-action series, redesigning the rifle to achieve better performance at the range and in the field.
The improved AXIS is an entry-level rifle designed to help new hunters and shooters familiarize with the bolt-action platform without breaking the bank. The long Slickgun now offers a revamped look alongside redesigned ergonomics. Savage says the rifle also brings features such as a button rifling, a floating bolt head and thread-in headspacing.
Sporting a synthetic stock, the rifle also comes equipped with a Sporter barrel contour and carbon steel barreled action with matte black finish. The rifle caters to both righties and lefties, providing models for left-handed shooters.
“When the AXIS was introduced, it totally changed what hunters should expect from an entry-level rifle. The redesigned AXIS is even better,” Savage said in a news release. “The AXIS is offered in the complete spectrum of popular hunting calibers, in full-size, compact and left-hand models.”
All in all, Savage introduces a total of 23 models in various calibers to include .223 Rem, 22-250 Rem, .243 Win, 25-06 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, 30-06 Sprg. and .270 Win, among others.
The AXIS is reasonably priced, delivering an MSRP of $375.
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