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GeneralRe: Just Bought A New Rifle [modified] PinmemberJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer21-Jan-13 1:22 
You saved money on the rifle itself (savage makes nice guns for the money), so don't cheap out on the optics. Nikon makes REALLY nice scopes for reasonable cash. I recommend any of their Monarch side-focus scopes with the BDC reticule.
 
They have an app available that calculates bullet drop based on caliber and weight, and the BDC reticule allows one-click adjustment for 100-600 yards.
 
Of course, the larger your objective is, the more light you'll get through the scope, but anything from 42-50 should fit your rifle. Check out the Nikon web site for model numbers, and then go shopping. (I have three Nikon scopes and they're great.)
 
Finally, research any accurizing techniques that are applicable to your rifle. Bedding the stock and floating the forearm should be possible.
 
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Found this in a review of the .243 version (and it also appears that the forearm is already floated, and it punches less than 1-inch holes at 100 yards).
 
"Currently, in addition to the 243 shown here, Savage builds the Axis chambered for the 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, 270 Winchester, 308 Winchester, 25-06 Remington , and 30-06 Springfield cartridges."
 
Just - wow. Chambered in .223 as well, and 22-250 is a good varmint round. I wonder if higher capacity magazines (10-round) are available. That would make it a REALLY nice rifle in the smaller calibers.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
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You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
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