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    Boyds stock for savage axis 308

    Any body have any experience with these? they get very good reviews
    I have watched alot of videos on bedding and the like
    for their pro varmitt stock.
    I held one at the show this past weekend and liked the feel
    so I ordered one because I hate the flimsy plastic factory stock on this rifle
    although truth be told it hits where you aim every time that's not the issue
    trying to upgrade the feel of it more cheek rest, grip and weight
    some recoil reduction as well maybe
    bedding it will make it more accurate from what I read and see
    but is it necessary?
    would be my question when the rifle has no problem with accuracy now

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    but is it necessary?
    would be my question when the rifle has no problem with accuracy now
    The easy answer is, it may.
    Or, it may not.
    Savages seem to be accurate, but their action screws need to be torqued properly.
    With a Boyd's stock, I'd be tempted to make sure the barrel was free floating, but make sure where the action screws in had really good contact
    Try shooting it, and see how it performs.
    If it doesn't shoot well, then I'd think about fiddling with it.

    Please keep us up to speed with how it goes, I also have an Axis, in 204 that shoots very well.
    I'm careful about making suer that the froearm isn't flexing against the barrel, though.
    A little thing, but it bothers me.
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    I had a Boyds on my 30-06 axis and it brought my groups from 1.5 to just under 1. Then the stock started delaminating at the recoil lug, I would recommend a couple brass rods through the stock at the recoil lug and you should be golden.

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    Another thing you could do is cut the ribs out of the Tupperware stock and inlay a couple of 1/4" ready rods with epoxy into the forearm.

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    yes I have watched some guys run rods through the plastic stock
    and its an instant fix from flexing,but I hate the grip on the factory stock
    its so thin and flimsy its a weak point forsure.

    One thing I do is snug the action screws before taking it out
    I have found them to be a bit loose after shooting sometimes
    the recoil is quite heavy partly because this stock is so light I think
    I also put a weaver rail on and some good locking scope rings that
    fixed the bolt handle rubbing the scope issue and gave me real good eye relief adjustment
    and a real solid scope mount .
    I will try out the stock with no mods and see what happens
    and post my results its on its way now

    then the stock started delaminating at the recoil lug, I would recommend a couple brass rods through the stock at the recoil lug and you should be golden.
    when I get the stock Mavrik maybe you can elaborate on that , as I notice my sks has a steel rod running through the stock
    right at the recoil lug as well HMMM....

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedloader View Post
    yes I have watched some guys run rods through the plastic stock
    and its an instant fix from flexing,but I hate the grip on the factory stock
    its so thin and flimsy its a weak point forsure.

    One thing I do is snug the action screws before taking it out
    I have found them to be a bit loose after shooting sometimes
    the recoil is quite heavy partly because this stock is so light I think
    I also put a weaver rail on and some good locking scope rings that
    fixed the bolt handle rubbing the scope issue and gave me real good eye relief adjustment
    and a real solid scope mount .
    I will try out the stock with no mods and see what happens
    and post my results its on its way now


    when I get the stock Mavrik maybe you can elaborate on that , as I notice my sks has a steel rod running through the stock
    right at the recoil lug as well HMMM....
    I will see what I can do about putting some pictures together for you, and talk you through it if you would like.

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    Bedding it will make it more consistent not necessarily more accurate. Boyd's stocks require fitting anyway, so you get into Bob Vila's famous 'Might as well.' And Axis is an entry level hunting rifle so you cannot expect the same accuracy out of the box as a higher end Savage. Operative word is 'hunting' too. Hunting accuracy is not and doesn't need to be MOA accuracy.
    Free floating any barrel guarantees absolutely nothing.
    "...more cheek rest, grip and weight..." That can be done with the existing stock. Higher rings can fix a cheek rest issue. Or a tie on style rest can be put on. Grip can be fixed with sand paper or checkering if the stock is thick enough. Weight can be adjusted with shot enhanced epoxy bedding material in the barrel channel and butt. All of that is DIY. About the same amount of work as bedding another stock. The whole thing depends on how much time and money you want to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrik9 View Post
    I will see what I can do about putting some pictures together for you, and talk you through it if you would like.

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    Thanks Mav when the stock arrives Ill fit it and see whats up and post it

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    I just finished installing 10 savage axis rifles into various Boyds stocks. Some were bedded, others were not.

    All required a new from action screw so be aware you will need a longer one. Most required sanding for the magazines to fit properly (which is normal).

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    IMO, the Boyds benefits from bedding and installing pillars.

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