Savage Arms Axis, 6.5mm Creedmoor

Savage Arms made a name for itself over the past few decades by manufacturing budget hunting rifles for hunters who wanted a reasonably priced, no-frills rifle to take afield. The Axis is the latest rifle in their lineup. The Axis will never win any awards in a beauty contest and it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it’s very affordable, lightweight, incredibly accurate, and otherwise gets the job done. Especially when chambered in a flat-shooting cartridge like the 6.5mm Creedmoor, it will really let you reach out there on a mule deer or pronghorn hunt in wide open country without a lot of recoil.