Here we are in mid-October, and the rifles I've ordered haven't come in yet. I talked to my LGS guy yesterday while I was picking up hunting licences and he's talking to his distributor, who's talking to Savage, and they're starting to ship, slowly. I called Savage myself, two weeks ago, and they told me that they were shipping left-hand Axis in .30-06 and .270, and that the .308s should start to ship soon.
The dealer hopes to have my rifles in-hand late this week or early next week. I think that it is a low-down, dirty-dog, crying shame that Savage catalogs rifles that a distributor can't order and receive in a couple of weeks. I understand that they've got to do batch runs, yada, yada, but I've had these rifles on order since the summer and no joy yet.