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    Looking for sources on actions/barrels/other takeoff parts


    Hi all! I'm looking for a source on takeoff parts from Savages, especially Axis actions. I'm planning on building a long action 308 Axis, and I want to find an action, a heavy (varmint profile or thereabouts) threaded 308 barrel, plus little stuff like recoil lugs and triggers. I know I might be best off to just buy one off the shelf, but cheap Axes are surprisingly tough to find right now for the project. I'd just post up a WTB in the classifieds section but I don't have the post count to do so, and don't plan to pad my count to get there either.

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    Honestly, I think you would be better served with a 10/12 action instead of the Axis. Many more parts available for them and just a much nicer action to build from. Cabela's is still having sales on the 12FV and 10 T-SR.

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    Depends on what you really want to do. If you are thinking you can get an action for $100 and a barrel for another $100 and a stock for $50 to make up a cheap rifle then I think you might be wishing too much. Yes, if you wait long enough and aren't too picky about caliber or type of barrel you might be able to build a really inexpensive rifle.

    I've had the same kinds of thoughts at times, but, then I look at the Cabela's 12FV and add up what it would cost to build such a setup. Or, you can sometimes find other dealer specials, like the heavy barrel Axis that Walmart contracted for.

    Northland Shooters Supply has some decent deals on barrels but I don't know where you can find actions much cheaper.

    PS best bet might be to look at local pawn shops and such.

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    The local Wal Mart priced the Axis at $198 for the sporter model with the newer stock. Hard to beat that price for a donor.

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    Well, I decided to do a hybrid. I found a cheap 308 VT11 barrel on ebay, so I think I'll just rebarrel it and sell off the 223 stuff. Once I decide to do a proper precision build (in a more modern cartridge) I'll start from scratch with a fresh action.

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    Did you already have a barreled action? Or you had a .223 and wanted another rifle?

    The .308 is nothing to sneeze at. It is just a bit more recoil than something like a 6.5CM or 6mm.

    https://www.6mmbr.com/308Win.html

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    Sounds like you have an Axis 223? I am interested in a 223 action for a project I am working on.

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