Savage Expands Lines with 6.5 Creedmoor

    Savage Axis XP II

    Savage Arms expanded its bolt action rifle lines with the addition of the 6.5 Creedmoor. A number of new rifles are now available in this caliber.

    16 Lightweight Hunter

    16 Lightweight Hunter

    This rifle uses a synthetic black stock and has a 20″ stainless steel barrel. It has a detachable, four round box magazine. Without a scope it weighs in at 5.65 pounds. The MSRP is $752.


    Savage Axis

    The Axis is the company’s basic bolt action rifle. This model has a 22″ barrel, synthetic stock and a four round, detachable magazine. It weighs 6.5 pounds and retails for $368.

    Axis, Left Hand

    Savage Axis

    Savage is one of the few companies that caters to the left handed shooter. This model is a mirror image of the standard Axis above. It carries the same retail price.

    Axis XP

    Savage Axis XP

    Savage sells a lot of ready to go hunting rifles. Called the XP, these guns have a 3-9×40 scope that ships mounted and boresighted. The suggested retail is $407.

    Axis XP Stainless

    Savage Axis XP

    For the hunter wanting better corrosion resistance, Savage offers the XP Stainless. The price is an additional $100.

    Axis XP Camo


    This is the same as the XP, but with a synthetic stock finished in a camo pattern. $485.

    Axis II XP

    Savage Axis XP II

    The Axis II XP is similar to the Axis XP, but with the addition of the company’s popular adjustable AccuTrigger. In 6.5 Creedmoor, this gun retails for $485. A stainless version is also available at $580.

    Axis II XP Hardwood

    6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

    This version has a wood stock and comes with a mounted and boresighted 3-9×40 Weaver Kaspa scope. It retails for $506.

    Cadex Defense released new rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor earlier this year. Additionally, Seekins Precision announced the company would begin selling the SP10 chambered for the 6.5mm round. I’ve had a chance to run one of the SP10 guns in .308 Win and found it to be a very capable rifle. I imagine it will be excellent in 6.5 Creedmoor also.

    Richard Johnson

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