Due to its affordability, the AXIS is often a hunter's first exposure to the world of Savage. Knowing that, we believe it should be representative of the dependability and accuracy for which Savage is renowned. So, in case you're wondering how we can make the AXIS in the USA and still save you money without sacrificing quality or performance, here's the secret: We didn't design a cheaper rifle, we designed a better, more efficient way to make a Savage.