Direct links to all the parts below. We finished putting together and testing the Savage Axis long range rifle a while back. Now seems like a great time to compile a neat parts list and discuss how they all worked.
Parts and Accessories:
1. Savage Axis
2. Boyds Pro Varmint Stock: https://bit.ly/1S9aVnE
3. Pachmayr Decelerator Buttpad: https://amzn.to/2tQRxEn
4. Steel Trigger Guard: https://bit.ly/2Kx4YjS
5. Caldwell Prone Bipod: https://amzn.to/2yTXh5Q
6. Falcon M18+ MRAD SFP Scope: https://bit.ly/2Kkak5Z
7. Weaver Picatinny Rings: https://amzn.to/2tPXTE2
8. EGW 20-MOA Base: https://amzn.to/2IGVDV6
9. Kydex Sheets: https://amzn.to/2KvQtwy
This long-term Savage Axis project rifle started as the absolute base model; no fancy trigger, no scope, no hardwood stock. With a little elbow grease and inexpensive parts we ended up with a long range rifle that managed to hit a steel target at 1,450 yards in a 30-mph crosswind.
Here is the link to the entire playlist if you want to go back and see how we turned a simple deer rifle into a precision rifle in 7mm-08 Remington: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCzJy0eY5h1EGLan6OXlfbtyozMottoqb
Starting with a budget rifle, an Axis in .308 Winchester, we swapped to 7mm-08, bedded the action to a Boyds Pro Varmint stock, tuned the trigger to a crisp 3 pounds, and developed tight custom loads using 162-grain Hornady ELD-M bullets. The first scope we tried – a Simmons 44 Mag 6-24x44mm Mil-Dot scope – kinda-sorta worked, but for version 1.1 we traded up to the Falcon M18+. The Falcon worked wonderfully, getting us the elevation adjustment range we needed to connect at nearly 1,500 yards.
The next project will be based on the Savage 12FV, a much more precise and refined gun right out of the box. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any of the next build series!
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