Savage Offering AXIS II XP Scoped Rifle Packages

Savage AXIS II

Savage Arms announced new rifle packages featuring the AXIS II XP rifles matched with a Weaver KASPA 3-9x 40mm scope. The packages will be available in a range of calibers and with two youth model options. Rifles all use detachable magazines, button-rifled barrels and the Savage AccuTrigger.

Savage Muddy Girl

Caliber Options

  • .22-250 Rem
  • .223 Rem
  • .25-06 Rem
  • .270 Win
  • .30-06 Sprg
  • .308 Win
  • 7mm-08 Rem
  • .243 Win (youth model)
  • .243 Win (youth model, Muddy Girl Pink camo pattern)

The MSRP will be $489 for all of the packages except the youth model with the Muddy Girl pattern. That rifle package will retail for $525.

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  • RocketScientist

    These have been on sale for awhile. My good best friend purchased one a few months ago (in .308), and coincidentally we are heading out tomorrow to shoot it for the first time (been a busy few months for both of us). If anyone is interested I’ll post up some pictures/writeup of my experience with the gun.

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      That will be really interesting — thank you!

      The Savage Axis is an oft-overlooked and grossly-underrated rifle. A lot of shooters tend to dismiss it on account of it’s relatively low price and basic, no-frills nature, but it is in reality a sturdy and accurate, well-made gun where it matters mechanically, and is also a cost-effective alternative to many higher-end rivals. I have one in .243 Winchester, and I will say this : It may not have the features, finesse, meticulous attention to detail, fit and finish of my Weatherby Mark V, Weatherby Vanguard 2 or Savage 110, but it is a rugged field gun that comes surprisingly close for practical accuracy at a small fraction of the price. Best of all, it gets the job done regardless of weather and environmental conditions without any fuss, is incredibly easy to service and maintain, and lends itself to all kinds of customized tinkering without breaking the bank. I can think of few bolt-action rifles with which I have had so much care-free enjoyment outside of a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 and Marlin XS-7.

  • Blake

    “youth muddy girl camo”?


    • DiverEngrSL17K


    • Mark Horning

      I have a 12-year old daughter who really digs the “Muddy Girl” camo. No accounting for taste.

      The Axis II with the accu-trigger is what Savage should have brought out in the fist place. Now if they would only offer it without a scope combo…

      • DiverEngrSL17K

        Hey, if it works for her and she’s happy, why not? As you said, there is no accounting for taste.

        Good point about the second-generation Axis II with the Accu-Trigger. I will add, though, that the first-generation non-adjustable trigger was actually pretty decent by any standard, and could still be easily fine-tuned via partial disassembly and parts replacement / modification.

    • Buckmark

      Just brought it home for my Daughters…..They loved it!!! (then my Wife said “that so cool, I might want to shoot it)! Worth every penny ($400)