Both are examples of the new trend to build disposable rifles. They both work, they both are reasonably accurate. Both are designed for the guy who shoots box or less of ammo a year to zero their rifle and do a little deer hunting. If that is how you plan to use them either will work. I like the Axis better.
But for about the same cost as a couple of boxes of ammo you can do much better. Move up to the Stevens 200, Remington ADL, Marlin XS-7, or one of the Savage package rifles based on the 10 or 110 action and you will have a much better long term rifle.
Consider buying used. For about the same price as the budget guns new, there are lots of lightly used top tier rifles looking for a new home.