Savage Edge: New budget Rifle

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Savage has just introduced a new budget entry-level hunting rifle called the Savage Edge. The action is a brand new design and not based on Savage’s other entry rifle, the Stevens 200.

Savage Edge
Savege Edge Camo

This rifle seems like a bargain. It’s MRSP is over $100 less than the Stevens 200! It features a detachable box magazine, something rarely seen in budget centerfire bolt action rifles.

Savage Edge XP (packaged with 3-9×40 Scope)

The rifle will be available chambered in .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem, .243 Win, 7mm-08 Rem, .308 Win, 25-06 Rem, .270 Win, 30-06 Springfield. The specs below are for the .308 Win. model.

Specifications
Caliber.308 Win
Capacity4+1
ActionShort
FinishBlued
Barrel22″
StockSynthetic
Twist1 in 10″
Overall Length43.875″
Weight6.5 lbs
MSRP (Price)$329 (standard model), $379 (XP Model), $379 (Camo Model), $424 (Camo XP Model)

I suspect this is going to be a big seller. The big question is how well does it shoot?

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Phoenix Phoenix on Jun 14, 2012

    I got a Savage Edge in 308 off a friend with a Nikon scope but for some reason I just couldn't get a solid group. I got a new scope the other day and tried the get a group but no dice. I don't know why and I don't know how far i should be sighting it in at the scope's package says to start at 25 but it keeps shooting high and on both sides of the paper. Can anyone give me a any tips? Thanks.

    • GEO GEO on Jun 30, 2012

      @Phoenix WITH SCOPE MOUNTED AND BORE SIGHT, AT 25 YARDS YOU SHOULD BE ONE INCH TO ONE AND A HALF INCH LOW OF CENTER BULZEYE,ADJUST TO THAT AND AT 100YARDS YOU SHOULD BE DEAD CENTER. JUST DID MY SCOPE LAST SUNDAY AS TOLD BY MY GUNSMITH, USE GUN REST,

  • Becket Becket on Sep 27, 2012

    Hello, I just bought the Savage arms Axis and I have not fired it yet but I ran some snap cap rounds through it to just see how it was sorking and the rtigger pull etc before I take it to the rang but I ran into a problem as the shells do not eject??? I have been now looking on line to see how to fix this and I have seen to replace the little pall in the ejector plate with a larger one. Does this work? This is quite upsetting as I just bought this gun, I now it is not costly but it should eject a spent shell!!

    Does anyone out there have any other ideas on fixing this probelm or does the ball switch out really work? I am going to look for these small bearings but don't really know where to find them quite yet.

    Any recommendations on the fix for this problem with out having to send the riffle back to the shop?

    Thanks!!

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