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    Axis II component weights - FYI


    I just dove into the world of Axis for an inexpensive build I wanted to do. In the process, I figured I'd weigh each component and post that here in case anyone found it useful.

    Original rifle - Axis II stainless XP (package with Bushnell Banner scope) in 6.5 Creedmoor (22" barrel).

    Stock weight, with short action magazine - 1 lb. 11 oz.

    Action weight - 1 lb. 15 oz.

    Barrel weight (22" factory sporter contour) - 2 lbs. 8 oz.

    The total package, as sold, was 6 lbs. 5 oz., so a few ounces under the "6.5 lbs" you see listed everywhere.

    The scope, rings and bases came to 1 lb. 3 oz.

    I've pulled the barrel and installed a 22" X-caliber featherweight stainless barrel chambered in .284 Win. That brought the bare rifle weight down to 6 lbs. 2 oz. With my weaver bases and rings + Weaver 6x38 scope the whole package now weighs 6 lbs. 15 oz. Just right for a mountain rifle in my experience.

    I hope this helps someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtosavage View Post
    I just dove into the world of Axis for an inexpensive build I wanted to do. In the process, I figured I'd weigh each component and post that here in case anyone found it useful.

    Original rifle - Axis II stainless XP (package with Bushnell Banner scope) in 6.5 Creedmoor (22" barrel).

    Stock weight, with short action magazine - 1 lb. 11 oz.

    Action weight - 1 lb. 15 oz.

    Barrel weight (22" factory sporter contour) - 2 lbs. 8 oz.

    The total package, as sold, was 6 lbs. 5 oz., so a few ounces under the "6.5 lbs" you see listed everywhere.

    The scope, rings and bases came to 1 lb. 3 oz.

    I've pulled the barrel and installed a 22" X-caliber featherweight stainless barrel chambered in .284 Win. That brought the bare rifle weight down to 6 lbs. 2 oz. With my weaver bases and rings + Weaver 6x38 scope the whole package now weighs 6 lbs. 15 oz. Just right for a mountain rifle in my experience.

    I hope this helps someone.
    You can also send the bolt to LRI and have it fluted and use Talley Lightweight Rings and bases to shed a nit more weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prdatr View Post
    You can also send the bolt to LRI and have it fluted and use Talley Lightweight Rings and bases to shed a nit more weight.
    Roger that. I have Talleys on my 110 LWS. They are about an ounce lighter than the Weaver bases and rings I have on the Axis currently. I love the Talleys but I don't like having to remove the scope from the rings every time I swap barrels. So since this is my "test platform" I'm going to stick with the Weaver setup for now. Only two screws to loosen. If I ever settle on a barrel for that Axis, then I'll go with the Talleys.

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    Incidentally, I also have a stainless 22" .308 Axis barrel, and it's 2 lbs. 6 oz. on my scale. 2 oz. lighter than the 6.5 CM, due I'm sure to the larger bore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtosavage View Post
    Roger that. I have Talleys on my 110 LWS. They are about an ounce lighter than the Weaver bases and rings I have on the Axis currently. I love the Talleys but I don't like having to remove the scope from the rings every time I swap barrels. So since this is my "test platform" I'm going to stick with the Weaver setup for now. Only two screws to loosen. If I ever settle on a barrel for that Axis, then I'll go with the Talleys.
    I think Chad charged me $65 to do the bolt back in 2017 and the turn around was about a week.

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