Savage Axis ll in 350 Legend
Picked up this Savage Axis ll in 350 Legend at a local show in February. Now I've been anti 350 Legend from day 1, but the gun was like new in the box and for $180 I figured it would be good trading stock next fall. While buying some powder at the LGS, I noticed they had some Hornady American Whitetail 170g 350 Legend ammo and grabbed a box.
I finished up all my winter gun projects last week, So I remounted the Weaver bases that came on the gun, mounted a scope and boresighted. Targets were shot at 50 yards. First two shots touched on all 3 targets and the third was a flyer on all 3 targets. Let the gun cool approx, 15 minutes on the last target, and the flyer was a little closer. Groups were .950, .875, and .825.
Not what I consider accurate, especially at 50 yards. Accu trigger is set at factory setting (3-4#??) and the stock is pretty flimsy. Gun functioned flawlessly except for the 3rd shot flyer in each group. I think maybe playing with the torque on the rear action screw would tighten up the group a little, and adjusting the trigger pull wouldnt hurt.
Just a quick online search shows these guns around $350 new with an entry level scope. The Hornady ammo was $18 a box. I think these guns are a pretty decent value for the money and more than accurate enough for the average Joe. With a little tweaking and some hand loads, I think it could be a real shooter. I'll probably let its new owner figure that out.