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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby DRILLMANDEUCE » Oct 31 2019, 3:00am

I'm looking to buy something in the 6.5 Creedmoor flavor, does anyone have any experience with the savage axis?
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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby GobblerK5 » Oct 31 2019, 3:26am

The Ruger American Hunter in 6.5 Creed is an awesome shooter...no experience with the Savage Axis tho

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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby 19trax95 » Oct 31 2019, 3:28am

I'd skip the axis personally.

Get the model 10. It's a nicer rifle. A little more money, but worth it imo.

I have a model 10 fcp in .308 and it's a sweet rifle. Trigger is outstanding for an out of the box trigger, it's also adjustable.
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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby plant.one » Oct 31 2019, 5:29pm

GobblerK5 wrote:Def why I need to start rolling my own...



just know.... on most pistol stuff - especially a common caliber like 9mm - your savings wont be much. unless you shoot a whole bunch anyway. plinker grade 115gr 9mm is so cheap, that the cost per round savings is relatively low.

like 19trax mentioned.... when you start loading rifle, or odd/magnum pistol stuff is when you really start to get a cost per round savings that adds up. its not hard to see a 40-60% reduction in the cost per round for rifle ammo.

i point out the cost per round specifically because like most of us who reload - overall you probably wont save a damn thing LOL


what you'll end up being able to do as a reloader is several things that non reloaders cant

1) shoot more for the ammo budget you have. and you almost certainly will shoot more, because you're "saving" money.... so you wont actually save anything, but each squeeze will be cheaper. and you'll get to squeeze that trigger quite a bit more :)
2) shoot better ammo for the same/similar cost of what non reloaders pay for cheapo plinking grade stuff. (i load ½ moa 223 for about $0.34-36/rd, and 450 bushmaster plinkers for about $0.42 per)
3) not have to rely on retailers to keep your favorite ammo in stock. this is especially handy if we have another shortage like we did a few years ago. you will however need to keep components on the shelf.
4) suffer with lot-to-Lot variance in quality on production ammo.


its still totally worth it, and a hobby i do not regret getting into one bit.

one fair warning as well - once you start reloading... you may well start to get caliber-itus. thats assuming you dont have it already. looking at a new caliber knowing that you can add it to your reloading kit for maybe $60 or so (depending on your die brand preference, etc).... it makes it easier to look at stuff that you might have overlooked in the past due to the cost or availability of ammo. i'm up to 13 reloadable calibers, and although i try to limit myself to adding one new caliber a year.. i'm already considering #14...... that 350 legend looks really fun, and i was eyeballing the 357max-rimless-ar (the wildcat its loosely based on) for a hot minute already. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby GobblerK5 » Oct 31 2019, 6:16pm

New trigger just delivered for my AR 300blk...

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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby GobblerK5 » Nov 01 2019, 1:10am

POF trigger installed...much better than the milspec trigger that was in there

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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby 19trax95 » Nov 01 2019, 2:12am

Nice. I need to pick up a few triggers for some of mine. I have a geissele nation match in my DMR build and a Elftman match trigger in my 5.56 pistol build.

But my "duty" guns still have mil spec triggers in them. I want to pick up probally a geissele SSA-e or SD-e for them.
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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby GobblerK5 » Nov 01 2019, 2:44am

I've got a Rise Armament flat faced trigger with anti-walk pins otw as well...it was on sale for $89 so figured I'd give it a try. I've got one of these POF triggers in my 22nosler and love it. So now I've got one in the 300blk. :cool:

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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby 19trax95 » Nov 01 2019, 2:48am

Yeah I definitely like the flat face for certain applications.

I feel as though it makes the travel feel shorter and crisper, even if its not. Only thing I still prefer the curved bow triggers for is precision shooting. I feel I can get a more controlled and smooth pull with a curved bow.
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Re: Firearm Discussion Thread

Postby plant.one » Nov 01 2019, 2:48am

Night and day going to a 3.5lb cassette trigger like that.

Of course - with their timney pedigree , not terribly shocking :)


For the price its gonna be hard to beat a POF.


The only bad part is they're kind of like lays potato chips... good luck stopping at just one!

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