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Close up of forensic science box containing gun

So we have made a major transition into our online profile. We have recently updated our theme. It has been a long time coming. Now that it is here we will continue with our mission to provide reliable reviews of your favorite hunting gear!

Let us know what you would like us to review! We have a few reviews available already. Unfortunately,  we were not able to transfer our old reviews. To be honest who needs them! They were aging to the point of being unreliable. Especially our reviews on the Remington guns. If you haven’t hear they have had a lot of problems with their quality control. Luckily if you are a rifle marksmen we have plenty of up and coming brands!

In fact there is one brand in particular we would like to talk about today. We recently purchased a Savage Axis XP 243 Camo from Bucks and Jakes guns and archery shop. They are based out of Evansville, IN but they have an online website. They made the shopping process for guns very simple and went above and beyond in helping us find a local gun store to ship too.

Midsection of a police officer wearing equipment belt

Midsection of a police officer wearing equipment belt

Now the Savage is a wonderful weapon system and at a great cost. We bought the weapons system with a Matte Blued 3-9×40 Scope, Mounted and Bore Sighted. When we got it we checked to ensure it was bore sighted as Bucks and Jakes claimed and low and behold it was! A common misconception for rifle marksmen is that you can leave a gun bore sighted and aim at targets directly within the crosshairs to make kill shot. This is simply not true, seriously think about the process of firing a bullet. It is only ever given energy at the time the firing pin touches the primer. Therefore the longer the bullet travels the more velocity it will lose. Not to mention your bullet is fighting gravity and the spin of the earth. When you take these factors into account you can almost always guarantee that you will use Kentucky windage to make your shot effective.

With that being said once we sighted the gun to 150 yards the gun worked flawlessly. In fact we set up a few clay pigeons in some trees down in a valley around 200 yards away. Nothing but black smoke! If you have ever been skeet shooting you know exactly what I am talking about. The Savage XP 243 for the price you can’t beat it. We filtered around 150 rounds through the gun without any jams. A problem that Remington seems to be having as of late.