Review: Four hunting rifles under $1000

by Linda Miller and Keith A Cunningham | July 8, 2016

From left to right: Howa, Tikka, Remington, and Savage.

For the full review of these four bolt-action hunting rifles, which retail under $1000, see the August 2016 issue of Ontario OUT of DOORS.

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  1. Jeff Horning wrote: Interesting to see the spread in velocities; 2806 - 3003 fps. Tight chamber?
  2. B. Sutton-Quaid wrote: The authors have mislabelled the Savage Axis vs Savage Axis ii Xp. The give away above is that they labeled the accutrigger as not adjustable. This is false, as the accutrigger is internally adjustable. The article describes and pictures the Savage axis ii xp. Which was actually tested?
    • Ontario OUT OF DOORS wrote: The rifle tested was a Savage Axis II XP. XP refers to a package gun, and Axis II means it has the AccuTrigger, which is adjustable by simply pulling the action out of the stock and using the provided adjustment key. We have updated the information in the article to reflect this as well. Thank you.
  3. Dave Chauvin wrote: You're comparing apples and oranges here. If you are reviewing a Tika that starts at $999.00 and a Howa that costs $849.00, why would you review the Savage Axis which is inferior to the Savage 10/110 Trophy Hunter XP, which sells for under $800.00. Same could be said for the Remington 783. I'm sure they have a better model that sells for under a $1,000.00