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New Savage Edge / Axis in 22-250!


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#1 El Gato Loco

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:07 PM

Ok, i'm breaking our number one rule by not posting any pictures but it's late and it's a basic rifle anyway.

I went to Cabelas tonight and picked up the $249 Savage Edge in 22-250 (on sale). Nothing fancy, no AccuTrigger or AccuStock.

My goal was to get into a new predator gun that can reach out and touch something, without destroying pelts. Will this do it? I don't know yet...

Can anyone recommend a good scope for it that won't break the bank? I'm a fan of big time magnification... I like to be able to put the bullet exactly where I want it - even at distance.

Any and all thoughts on the 22-250 for predator hunting are welcome. Really hoping to fall in love with this round so I can get into reloading it.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:43 PM

What's your "Won't break the bank limit?"

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:42 PM

What's your "Won't break the bank limit?"


Like $200... yea i know, probably wont even work. I thought I still had a coyote special in black waiting for me. I totally forgot that I had sold it on ebay. :confused2:

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:53 AM

Like $200... yea i know, probably wont even work. I thought I still had a coyote special in black waiting for me. I totally forgot that I had sold it on ebay. :confused2:


Check SWFA.com. You can pick up a 4-12x Leupold Rifleman for $219 or a new Redfield with the same magnification for $209. Either is going to be as good or better as your Nikons. Or you could take Rowdy's advice and give the Sightron's a chance.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:53 AM

Yes I agree with ebbs on the above, thats a real good price on the Leupold.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:55 AM

You're gonna like the 22-250. I have had mine for about 30 years. Don't shoot it enough but then, I don't shoot enough any more, period. Great price on a quality rifle, like them Savages.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:55 AM

Chris go to Manventure outpost.com. Check out the Sightron SII 4.514x50. I think they are 320.00. Then they give you a 5% discount off a 30.00 purchase or more. Sightron has a 50.00 rebate for the SII scopes and 75.00 on the Big Sky scopes( these are pricy). I love this scope. The Clearity is Great and maintains zero real well. I liked it so much i put it on the 243 as well. Have this on my R-15. Sorry no Circles though. Freight and all I think it will be 258.00 after rebate. Now if you have to have circles I have a barely used Nikon Coyote Special Camo 3-9x40mm with Circles and all papers to your door 175.00.I dont feel I will need it.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:50 AM

If it were me I would lean towards the Rifleman in the 3-9x50 ( I like the larger optics ) or the 4-12x40.

Good luck Chris.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:02 AM

www.manventureoutpost.com Here's the link.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:37 AM

Let's us know how it shoots I'd like to have one and have heard they're pretty accurate.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

Hey Chris opticsplanet ,swfa and 4scopes all stock the sightron if you want to compare prices as well.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:56 PM

Alright... follow-up post is up:

http://www.predatort...ange-today.html

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:46 PM

Alright... follow-up post is up:

http://www.predatort...ange-today.html


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:53 PM

Nice shootin Chris. I am really liking the looks of all these Axis rifles you guys are coming up with. May have to look at one a little closer. (As if I need it.)
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

Bar-d, nothing wrong with a good investment!

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:21 PM

Geez don't start with that kind of thinking Bar-d or there'll be a glut of firearms on the market.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:31 PM

ya need air to breath, guns are wants nothin wrong with wants. I always wants more LOL

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:30 PM

ya need air to breath, guns are wants nothin wrong with wants. I always wants more LOL


A want today, could become a necessity tomorrow. I am OK with calling them investments. They sure as heck hold their value better than the US dollar!!! :pawprint:

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:16 AM

Geez don't start with that kind of thinking Bar-d or there'll be a glut of firearms on the market.

There is kind of a glut at my house!
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:08 AM

I made a couple small changes to my 40gr VMax loads and I am now shooting half inch or or sometimes less 4 shot groups at 100 yards. Not bad for a 300 dollar rifle and a 100 scope.




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