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    Default Remington 783 or Savage Axis 2?

    Hello, I'm a first time poster so please excuse my poor format. However I am currently in the market for a first rifle, preferably a .308, although I am willing to settle for a .223. I have read numours reviews and articles for new budget rifles, and have been referd to the Remington 783, Savage Axis 2 and the Ruger American. I am just wondering from any user experience and personal experience as to which one would be good to consider, due to the features, groupings ect. (I understand the re-call of Remingtons lately too). This rifle will be used for primarily target shooting, and will be shooting 100-200 meters or 110-220 yards. I am also open for suggestions for the preowned market. Also if I have posted this in the wrong thread, please tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiggles View Post
    Hello, I'm a first time poster so please excuse my poor format. However I am currently in the market for a first rifle, preferably a .308, although I am willing to settle for a .223. I have read numours reviews and articles for new budget rifles, and have been referd to the Remington 783, Savage Axis 2 and the Ruger American. I am just wondering from any user experience and personal experience as to which one would be good to consider, due to the features, groupings ect. (I understand the re-call of Remingtons lately too). This rifle will be used for primarily target shooting, and will be shooting 100-200 meters or 110-220 yards. I am also open for suggestions for the preowned market. Also if I have posted this in the wrong thread, please tell me.

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    Based on your intended use and the rifle models you have chosen. I suggest you choose the Savage Axis 2 in a .223 caliber. The .223Rem is very capable in the 100-200+ yard range and the ammo is a lot cheaper than that of the .308Win. The Savage is a good rifle and it is the cheapest in price of the three listed, yet comparable in quality to the other two. The money saved by purchasing the Savage can be put towards other accessories, such as, a scope, bi-pod or rifle case.

    Let us know what you decide on and post a photo or two of your new rifle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Scientist View Post
    Based on your intended use and the rifle models you have chosen. I suggest you choose the Savage Axis 2 in a .223 caliber. The .223Rem is very capable in the 100-200+ yard range and the ammo is a lot cheaper than that of the .308Win. The Savage is a good rifle and it is the cheapest in price of the three listed, yet comparable in quality to the other two. The money saved by purchasing the Savage can be put towards other accessories, such as, a scope, bi-pod or rifle case.

    Let us know what you decide on and post a photo or two of your new rifle!

    BTW, Welcome to NGF from North Carolina USA.
    Thank you very much for your reply, the Savage Axis also comes with a pre-mounted scope, though mounting it isn't the issue, the American does come with a package with the scope, though the Remington does not come with any optics. I will certainly contemplate your suggestion.

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    At this time, Savage is one of the most accurate out of the box production rifles on the market today. And I agree, if not hunting mid to large game, Get a .223---easier on the wallet. Oh, and welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome to NGF,,,,,,save your money and buy something more quality later down the road.
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    been my experience that with most "package" deals, the scopes are generally bottom end as well as the rings/mounts.

    Savage has a good reputation.....though i have no experience with the Axis.

    I have not fired either of the three rifles.......but I have handled them and prefer the Ruger.

    The three rifles are all more or less in the same ball park price-wise. I would pick the rifle wanted for its features and handling characteristics first.....and ignore the bargin basement scope set-up as it is cheap window dressing added to the package.

    If you are wanting to target shoot at 200 yards, I personally believe that the bargin scope set-up is going to be adequate for plinking pleasure, but in the end you will probably be getting different glass and mounts in the future.....so you might as well get the foundation you want first and build from there.
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    All three of the rifles mentioned are bottom-of-the-barrel budget rifles. Corners are cut to keep prices low.

    The Savage Axis series of rifles are nowhere near the quality of their Model 10 rifles (this is the rifle that built their recent reputation).

    Ruger's American series of rifles have breathed new life into their old derogatory title of "meat gun" (accurate enough for hunting).

    The Remington is best left on the shelf. The 783 is their latest (third) failed attempt at bottom end rifles.

    I concur with deputy's assessment of 'package deal' scopes and mounts.
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    Thank you all for the suggestions, currently since I am so borderline with these rifles and am still in the midst for the next six months of looking at rifles, I might end up getting which ever one of the three I get the best deal on during christmass sales. Considering these are all budget rifles, there isn't a whole lot of diversity between them.

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    Save your money and purchase a Savage Model 10 in .308 Win.

    Of the three rifles you mention, I believe I'd choose the Ruger over the others. It seems to be sturdier made and comes with Ruger's bulletproof unwritten warranty.

    I do not believe the Remington is worth considering.
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