Howa Axiom Varmint Rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Bowhunter57, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Well-Known Member

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    The "package" deal that is offered with this rifle has a decent powered scope, in a 4x16x44...called a Nikko Stirling, which I know nothing about and have never heard of them. This may be one of my considerations for my next varmint rifle. [​IMG]
    Legacy Sports - Axiom Varminter Scope Package

    Does anyone own this rifle or know anyone that does?
    What are your thoughts on the Axiom Varmint?

    Thank you, Bowhunter57
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Back in the day, I was highly considering one of these buggers. They are pretty cool. I have shot and used a Howa action before. With some trigger work, they are very smooth, accurate rifles. I have not used the Axiom stock, but have heard they work well. I guess its one of those things you have to get used too. The main reason I stick with Savage is the ability to work on them myself. If I could tune a Howa as easily as a Savage, I would go that route. But as to your question, go for it. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the quality of rifle.

    As for the scope, give it a try. If you don't like it, use it as a target for the next scope you replace it with!:D

    Tank
     

  3. lewwetzel

    lewwetzel Well-Known Member

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    A couple guys over on 204ruger.com have Howas and swear by 'em. I've considered buying just an action and going from there, but am not sure who all makes stocks for Howa. Package "deals" usually include a scope that gets pitched anyway; I once owned what I believe was a re- badged Nikko-Stirling, and frankly it was no better than the BSA name it wore: after a while the adjustments quit working and the reticle turned to dust.
    I can understand the thinking behind the Axiom stock, but the price would have to be much better to make me like its looks.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Any stock that will fit a Weatherby Vangaurd, will fit a Howa in the appropriate length.
     
  5. lewwetzel

    lewwetzel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for confirming the Weatherby/Howa stock interchangeability.
    Also, I should have stated those are barreled actions Howa sells.