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    Savage 223

    I am considering getting an inexpensive 223 bolt action rifle. The Savage Edge (now Axis) looks pretty good, except for the magazine. The releasing mechanism is plastic (Savage Edge Rifle Review | Big Game Hunt). I would expect that to break at some inopportune moment. Has anyone here had any experience with Savage rifles? Will another Savage magazine work in that model?

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    Check out the T/C venture too

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    I bought a savage edge in .270 last September for around 300 bucks. Put around 30 rounds through it to sight in pleasant gun too shoot very low recoil. Also took down a buck and 2 doe with it last season. I almost like hunting with that over my x bolt. Not sure about the new model but the edge does not have the accutrigger if that would sway you. But other wise nice gun

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    Forgot to mention the magazine does feel pretty cheap but I have yet to have a problem with it. I also bought An extra magazine off ebay for 10 bucks as a backup just in case

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    Maybe I'm just an old curmudgeon. I still think of plastic as something to make toys from. I can accept a plastic stock, even prefer it for some features. But that plastic spring that latches the magazine looks like a problem waiting to happen. I would happily pay a few bucks more for a reliable (metal) releasing mechanism. Overall, the reviews I have seen rate the rifle as an excellent buy otherwise.

    bwg1920--The T/C Venture looks interesting, but the cost is about $170 more. It does have some nice features that the Savage lacks--adjustable trigger, integral scope rings. I think I'd go with a Savage Model 10 (in a different caliber; 223 isn't available) first.

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    I have a Savage 10flp in .308, and a Savage 12V in.223. both are excellent rifles and are both tack drivers. I don't think you can go wrong with one. You can call the factory and order one built to your spec. Try that with any of the other factories.
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