Low prices on the Savage AXIS Youth Model start at Champion Firearms- The Savage Axis is built for hunting, and it shows in the stock design. The wrist area of the stock is smaller in circumference than most, which makes for a very secure grip, with or without heavy gloves. The grip and forend areas are heavily textured for a secure grip as well. The trigger guard has plenty of room for a gloved finger. The stock has sling swivel studs attached, as should all hunting rifles. The butt of the stock wears a very well-designed and effective recoil pad. It has plenty of thickness and plenty of give, making the rifle very comfortable to shoot.
The Axis is a new series of rifle by Savage, and not just a redesigned 10/110. Even though the AccuTrigger system is absent on the Axis, it has a very serviceable hunting trigger nevertheless. The bolt is the same design as the 110 series, which is a good thing. Savage has a very good bolt head design, which allows the lugs to bear evenly on both sides in their respective bolt lug recesses at the front of the action. This makes for very even pressure on the rear of the cartridge case, assuring consistent alignment of the cartridge with the bore, contributing to the Savage reputation for accuracy. The bolt handle is a unique design, having a skeletonized appearance. The Savage Axis is engineered to be accurate, rugged, balanced, reliable and most importantly--affordable.