I probably wouldn't buy the Axis and the Ruger hasn't been around long enough to have a good service record. The Vanguard is a bit heavy for my likes.
If I couldn't buy a Tikka or Remington 700, I might buy a Ruger American, but don't like how they fit me and how the forend feels bumpy.
If I can't be with the rifle I love, I love the rifle I'm with!!