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Hey guys, I have been kicking around the idea of putting together a long range rifle (1000 yd max) in either 243 or 7mm 08 and was wondering what action I should look for. I see some use the Stevens 200, some use the model 10. Can the Axis model be used? I see it's one of the cheaper ones out there. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
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The Stevens 200 and the model 10/11 and the same actions. Only differences are the trigger and some of the newer 10/11 models are available with the accustock and as such they have the bolt release by the trigger.
The Axis seems to be able to perform as well as the 200's or the Mod 10/11, but as of this second there are just no aftermarket stocks available. Now hopefully that will change in the near future, but for this moment......
Several people have re-inlet/re-worked stocks to fit the Axis. Do some looking around and you can see what others have done.
Personally I stick to the 10/110/Stevens 200 series' of actions, but if one of the stock makers comes out with a nice stock for the Axis I would give one a try.
Oddball chamberings are way more fun! Especially if they are in 6mm or 44cal.
A cheap beater pawn shop 110 would serve your purposes just fine.
Use either the Stevens or the Savage actions, screw on an aftermarket barrel in .243 AI (1:8 twist) and launch 105 Amax's with ease to 1000 yards. Then you can move it on out farther when you have that down.
Last edited by Jamie; 06-29-2013 at 12:36 AM.
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Thanks for the input guys. Sorry I forgot to mention this would only be used for punching holes in paper.
243 and 7-08 are absolutely no slouch at 1000yd; the 243 with 105 Hybrids is flatter than a 260/6.5 Creedmoor at 1000 and gives up only a smidge in the wind; 7-08 needs more elevation but generally a touch better in the wind, especially if shooting beyond 1000.
Well sounds like I need to run some numbers. The 7mm pills must be higher BC than I was thinking. Thanks for pointing that out.
Sort of leaning toward the 7mm-08 because of the wind drift compared to other calibers and the .625 BC...
Hornady is temporarily suspending production of the 7mm 162 A-Max & HPBT (among many dozen other bullet types), to concentrate on higher volume projectiles.
If you go 7-08 (its a great round) you might be forced into running Bergers or SMKs for a few months.