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Old 07-26-2012, 07:04 PM
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I just looked at these two guns today and I liked the Ruger better, a lot. It had a much nicer trigger but the price was about $70-90 more, which is about 20-25%. Is it worth the difference to have a trigger that is smoother and lighter for a smaller amount of money?
Old 07-26-2012, 07:21 PM
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Well the Ruger comes with an adjustable trigger vs buying one for the savage. There are threads on making the savage trigger better, still not really adjustable, just improved. An aftermarket one is close to 100$. Never seen the Ruger rifle to know how it compares other wise.
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Hey i seen your thread so that gave me a reason to join ( I've been researching all my questions).I'm about to save you alot of headache. Please what ever you do Do Not buy a axis. There are way better choices. Like the ruger, the Marlin x7 series. First before you buy either of them go to all of your local pawn and gun shops and look at they're used rifles you will get the best bang for your buck like this.
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Forget both.

Buy a Stevens 200......same thing as a Savage 10/11
Old 07-27-2012, 11:55 PM
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I have an axis, and for a $250 rifle, I am rather pleased with it. It always puts a hole exactly where I want one. Other comparable rifles in that price range were the Remington 770 and some of the Stevens line, both of which failed to impress me in the same way the Axis did. That said, I do believe the Ruger American to be a better rifle all around. It feels smoother, has a nicer trigger, and just feels like a rifle that was made with a little more care. Locally, I can only find the American for about $400, so for an extra $150, I would expect all of the above to be true over the Axis.

TLDNR: Can't go wrong with either per se, but the American seems to be a better rifle.
Old 07-28-2012, 07:53 AM
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having shot both - i would recommend neither. with the new savage trophy hunters coming out their are a ton of 110's for sale out there on places like gunbroker. for 250-300 you can have a classic hardwood stocked 110 in several calibers. and like someone else mentioned - the stevens 200 is a fine weapon.
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+1 on the new trophy hunters academy sports carries them for around $500. And that's with a $190 Nixon ptostaff scope. The 16/116 come in every cal you would need .204 ruger to the big ole .338 win mag .
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Got a savage axis in 308 just one complaint i the grip is awfully thin
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I just looked at these two guns today and I liked the Ruger better, a lot.

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Old 08-01-2012, 02:51 PM
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Savage trophy hunter is the same thing as a model 10, 110, 11, 111 and the Stevens 200 but with a Nikon scope.
Not the same gun as the Axis. The Axis is a totally diferant design. The ruger American is rugers answer to the Axis.

I really don't see these econo type rifles like the Axis or the American staying on the market after the economy turns around.

Savage rifle models
10 11 12 short action
110 111 long action

10 110 parked
11 111 blued
200 is the same reciever used in other models but no accu trigger. Avalible in long and short depending on calliber.

All savage parts interchange between models except for the Axis and model 25 which use a totally differant reciever than the rest.
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I have a savage axis and installed a "Rifle Basix" adjustable trigger in it = Sweeet!
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A good priced used higher quality firearm is always better than a new one of lesser quality.
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Think about it guys....Axis vs American?

Axis is clearly a Hitler weapon. Buy the 'Merican.

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Got to handle one of the Ruger rifles the other day. The stock feels about the same as the Axis. The clip seemed a bit flimsy, all plastic by the look of it, not sure how that mag lock would hold up. The bolt feel during cycling was meh, not the worst, but not that great. The trigger was better than the Axis. It wasnt a package with some cheap scope to throw away. It would make a decent deer rifle, and probably would hit what aimed at out to a decent distance. Sniper rifle it wasn't.
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Tndeerhunter96, nailed it. Check used or pawn shops for a little older model. I'd skip on the Axis and the x7.
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