Savage Axis II Part 2

I couldn’t resist the offer: a brand new Savage Axis II in a camo stock for $250 after a $50 mail in rebate. ‘Do you have one in 22-250?’ was all I needed to say. S & I Arsenal is all about great prices for working men and women.

As you may recall, I wrote a few months ago about an Axis II in .223.  I thought reloads would improve on the MOA+ accuracy. I was right. I almost cried with joy when I shot that first group. My first recipe produced sub MOA. Also, Weaver sent me the missing scope adjustment cap ASAP. I was all set up. Not so with this new 22-250.

First groups with factory ammo produced erratic, large groups. I researched powders and settled on Hodgdon H380. Loaded with Nosler BT 55 grain bullets, the groups were just as bad.  Perplexed, I looked at some old Nosler reloading data and settled on Hodgdon BL-C(2) powder. It worked in the .223. I bought some simple Speer 55 grainers and loaded mid range on the recipe. The first 4 shots produced the best group I have ever shot. I was ecstatic! Two bargain priced rifles shooting superior groups. I had my loads and was set.

The Savage Axis II rifle is an economical rifle that has good qualities: great trigger, good stock and apparently, tremendous potential for accuracy. Prices are low and deals are out there. Give it a try.

You won’t be sorry!!!!!!!


Tracy Bates

My passions are my family and my church. The good Lord has blessed me with an understanding wife and sons. My other loves are reloading and hunting. I’ve been doing both for over 30 years. Hopefully, I can share my experiences with you and help you on your journey.

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