I’ve been having a blast with my Savage Axis HB.  As reported in Savage Axis HB Review: Sub MOA for sub $300?, the rifle shot sub MOA it’s first five shot group.  No small feat for a $285 rifle with an $11 rail.  I think the Axis …

Based on the ubiquitous 308 Winchester, the 243 Winchester has developed a strong following among rifleman.  The 243 Winchester’s 6mm (.243″) bullet offers reduced recoil and the ability to use lighter, faster bullets for varmints and small game, while heavier, 100 grain loads can be used …

Since its approval by SAMMI in 2011, the 300 AAC Blackout (abbreviated 300 BLK) has been a popular choice with shooters.  Often recognized as the go to choice for suppressed applications with heavy subsonic loads; the lighter, supersonic offerings exhibit similar performance to the 7.62x39mm …

Savage Axis HB Review: Sub MOA for sub $300?

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Savage Axis (originally branded the Savage Edge) is a budget rifle with a strong following.  While it is has similarities to the Savage Model 10/110, many of the Axis’s features are geared toward selling the rifle for a low price. Having read quite a bit …

6.5 Creedmoor 16.5″ barrel load development for the 123 grain Sierra MatchKing (SMK) and 140 grain Sierra MatchKing (SMK) When I rebuilt my Savage 10 FCP-SR into a custom 6.5 Creedmoor, I settled on a relatively short, 16.5″ barrel.  In 6.5 Creedmoor- Effect of Barrel Length …

Savage Arms manufactures accurate rifles.  My Savage Model 10 FCP-SR wasn’t the best out of the box, changing the factory stock for a MDT LSS chassis system made the gun shoot significantly better.   Always looking for the extra edge, I decided it was time …

The 7.62×39 mm Russian cartridge has a strong following in the United States. While most shooters encounter it in the SKS or AK47, it is also available in more refined rifles like the Ruger Mini-30, Model 77, or CZ 527.  Unfortunately for the M700 shooters …

Having built custom rifles on Remington actions and clones for years, and starting to build custom rifles on Savage actions, I felt it would be useful to compare the receivers of both rifles side by side. Both models have been around a long time.  The …

Savage Model 10 FCP-SR Review

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rifleshooter.com reviews the Savage Model 10 FCP-SR I never owned a Savage rifle.  I’ve read reviews and heard other shooters sing their praise. With over 20 years in the sport, I decided to was time to join the club.  I headed to a local dealer …

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