Third vote against the Savage Axis . . . . .
If you're going to go with Savage, spend the extra $$ on the 110 series for long action, 10 series for short. I have a Savage Model 111 in .270 and it's plenty of rifle for deer and just about everything else on the North American continent. You'll be glad you spent the extra $$, trust me!
Comes in 130 & 150 grain (from what I've seen) and both are very accurate rounds. (Well, any rifle/round is only as accurate as the nut pulling the trigger!)
Just my $.02 worth.