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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 12:35 AM
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Personal opinion here, you should have spent the extra few $$ and gone with the Model 10 (I think) instead of the Axis. You get sooo much more bang for the buck with the Model 10 (sorry for the bad pun).

But you should still be quite satisfied with the choice you made. Savage makes a quality product. I know, have two of them in the house. (Had three, but gave one to one of my daughters)

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I would have chose a different model Savage...

I also don't like some of the corners that Savage cut with the new Axis. I don't know what the price difference was between the Axis and the Savage model 10. If you can't change your purchess I hope that it performs well for you. The Deer won't know the difference, but you may regret having not spent the additional dollars for a different model.

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Entry level firearms have a purpose, everyone has to start somewhere and move up as budgets allow. I hope your purchase is a sound one and you are very happy with it. Stick around and I'll have you shooting something really nice and it is a Savage and has a 99 name on it!
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Hey I want to shoot that 99 toooooooo

Does that offer go for all of us?

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Entry level firearms have a purpose, everyone has to start somewhere and move up as budgets allow. I hope your purchase is a sound one and you are very happy with it. Stick around and I'll have you shooting something really nice and it is a Savage and has a 99 name on it!
thats a fact.I started out with a old single shot 12ga,then a pump,to a old winchester 30-30 to now Im shooting a browning A-bolt.But i must say that old winchester 30-30 as taken many a deer with me and Ill still grab her and head to the woods now and then. Get the best you can afford and move up as you can.A fancy rifle dont make a hunter

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Karl I have to keep the old stuff current. As soon as I can get to the range with the 1961 Win 88 I hope to report decent 100 yd groups. The Sav 99's all shoot well and are simply a joy to hunt with. My nephew took his first buck with my 300 sav, he has taken a liking to it. Nobody gets to hunt with the 250-3000 except it's owner I would love to meet up with a couple hunters shooting a few old rifles on a great hunt somewhere. Gun Broker has a near perfect Savage 99 R model, price is also going out the roof. These things are truly treasured by collectors and hunters alike.
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Here's a shot of the two Savage 99's. The top is the 300, middle is the 250-3000, and the bottom is the Win 88 in 308.
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Beautiful Guns Hm.That 88 was the first high powered rifle i ever shot in 308 buddies father had one.I agree and wish he could of ponied up a little more cash for the 110.With the 110 you upgrade because you want to not because of need.Most shoot good enough for a lifetime of great service.
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Here's a shot of the two Savage 99's. The top is the 300, middle is the 250-3000, and the bottom is the Win 88 in 308.
Not to hijack this thread, but do you know if Winchester ever made any pump centerfire rifles? I was talking to an Inuit friend of mine and he was telling me he shot his first moose with a Winchester pump rifle in 270, but he couldn't remember the model number of the gun. I can't seem to find anything on google either.
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Not aware of any Winchester large cal pump rifles. Pump 22's fairly common.
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