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Coyote Rifle

Postby TheBigTim » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:48 am

Im looking for a inexpensive Coyote rifle.
Any reviews on the Savage Axis (22-250)
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby Bill Herian » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:12 pm

What calibers do you already own?

You might already have a good coyote rifle.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby TheBigTim » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:54 am

Bill Herian wrote:What calibers do you already own?

You might already have a good coyote rifle.


The only Rifle I currently own is a Remington 597 (.22 LR)
I am legally aloud to kill a Coyote with a .22 LR as long as it is within Small game season dates but i dont consider a .22 LR a serious Coyote Rifle!

The reason i ask about the Savage Axis (22-250) is because they are on sale here for $339.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby one2many » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:47 pm

TheBigTim wrote:Im looking for a inexpensive Coyote rifle.
Any reviews on the Savage Axis (22-250)


dont know about the axis but i have a few model 12's and have been happy with all of them
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby TomKat » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:11 pm

I would save my money on the Axis and go buy a Model 10 or Stevens Model 200. Both great guns, both made my Savage. I own both of them, and I had a Model 12 Savage. Also a great gun.

Reviews I have read on the Axis have not been very good...

My all time favorite, go to KILLER, most accurate coyote death tool is a Stevens Model 200 in .22-250 I bought new for under $300.

It has been the death of many a coyote. The trigger is adjustable...not a pretty gun, but a great tool.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby c14smalls » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:21 pm

I have a savage 10gxp3 in .223 I purchased on Gunbroker for $350 new. I am actually using it for deer this year also. Great rifle, replaced the scope with a leupold, but I love the way it shoots and I really liked the price. If you aren't in any hurry to get one watch gunbroker you can find great deals on there. If you call them in close enough the 22LR or shotgun will work fine out to about 50 yards. I used my ruger 10/22 with CCI Stinger bullets for years on yotes/pigs, with head shots. Good Luck.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby TheBigTim » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:41 pm

TomKat wrote:I would save my money on the Axis and go buy a Model 10 or Stevens Model 200. Both great guns, both made my Savage. I own both of them, and I had a Model 12 Savage. Also a great gun.

Reviews I have read on the Axis have not been very good...

My all time favorite, go to KILLER, most accurate coyote death tool is a Stevens Model 200 in .22-250 I bought new for under $300.

It has been the death of many a coyote. The trigger is adjustable...not a pretty gun, but a great tool.


What problems have you read about the Axis?
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby TomKat » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:12 pm

Stiff 5lb trigger, flexable cheap stock, rough action. No real problems, just these few issures.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby TheBigTim » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:05 pm

TomKat wrote:Stiff 5lb trigger, flexable cheap stock, rough action. No real problems, just these few issures.


Well i guess these are things that you would expect from a cheap rifle.
I haven't heard of any malfunction issue with this model!

Im looking for a cheap but half decent coyote rifle to use every other weekend.
But i dont want something that is known to break or malfunction!
So far the Savage Axis at $339 seems like the best bang for my buck!
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby TomKat » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:34 am

TheBigTim wrote:
TomKat wrote:Stiff 5lb trigger, flexable cheap stock, rough action. No real problems, just these few issures.


Well i guess these are things that you would expect from a cheap rifle.
I haven't heard of any malfunction issue with this model!

Im looking for a cheap but half decent coyote rifle to use every other weekend.
But i dont want something that is known to break or malfunction!
So far the Savage Axis at $339 seems like the best bang for my buck!


Have you even looked at the Stevens Model 200??? Savage barrel, guts, etc...ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER....GET IT?
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby Duplex lover » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:04 am

T.C. Venture- predator in 22/250, :thumbsup: +A
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby apexhunter » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:02 pm

You might also look at the Marlin X7VH for around $275-300. My buddy that owns a gun shop swears by his as one of if not THE most accurate rifle he owns. My brother just bought one and thus far it is a half MOA piee with factory loads...we are working up some recipes at the bench to tighten that up a bit. I'm looking for a new 22-250 myself and am considering one of these for the price and performance.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby blueberryman » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:54 pm

Check out the Tikka T3 it is a Sako for aroung 650 bucks M.O.A. guarantee :grooving:
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby njonesy_07 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:11 am

blueberryman wrote:Check out the Tikka T3 it is a Sako for aroung 650 bucks M.O.A. guarantee :grooving:


Tikka makes fine rifles, just may be out of his price range for a "beater" coyote gun. Savage would be a great gun, anything used you can find locally might fit the bill too :thumbsup:
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby bowhunter1305 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:08 pm

I have a New England Firearms bull barreled 22-250 and it is a killer.
For the money they are awesome.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby luie b » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:56 pm

I actually was just in the same predicament as you and was looking primarily at the axis in 22-250 but after going to the store, they had a savage model 11 in 22-250 for $390 on clearance so I went with that one and am picking it up tonight. The axis they had for me to look at looked good, too but the gun I got had the accu trigger so that was a big plus for me.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby dlynch » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:22 pm

i use an axis in 22-250 with hornady superformance 50gr vmax and love it. i did add a rifle basix trigger, which is great.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby cONG » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:25 pm

I use a 25-06 tikka t3
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby caliduckslayer » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:02 pm

i owned the axis .270 and completly hated it like stated before the trigger was super heavy stock was cheap action seemed almost loose i ended up selling it and saving up for a browning .300 wood stock. it was so much more worth spending the extra money so i would say save and get a better rifle. im shooting a .22 mag for yotes but im working on getting a .223
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby Bernie P. » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:06 am

I'd look at Ruger's American rifle.
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby thomashamm2 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:30 pm

if you ask me the axis is a rip off of the ruger american. I would get the ruger american in 223 because the triggers are great, rugged gun, accurate, and to top that all off...made in america. I would get the 223 because i think they would be easier to find and a broader selection of ammo compared to the 22 250
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby bradcrisco » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:31 pm

I recently purchased the Ruger American. Very happy with it so far. Have only sighted in and yet to introduce it to any coyotes. I got the .308, as its my first large caliber rifle. May be a little overkill for coyote, but wanted an all-around caliber that I could use on larger game, if the opportunity arises. Just my 2 cents :thumbsup:
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Re: Coyote Rifle

Postby dukcommander » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:01 pm

I just got the ruger 22-250. Love it.
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