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Old June 28, 2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Howa Axiom Varmint Rifle

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.
http://legacysports.com/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
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Old June 28, 2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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I've got one in 22-250 and love it. it has a real nice trigger and is really accurate. I put a 50mm bushnell on mine.
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Old June 28, 2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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I could live without the camo version, as it comes in an all black version. Also, I'd prefer to put my own choice of optics on it.

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Old June 28, 2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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as Ruger said- They are nice rifles Little on the heavy side. The Nikko Stearling scope- I had the luck of looking down a 10 x 50 x 60 Nikko. I was amazed at the clarity side to side . Very Night Force looking scopes. I can not comment on the tracking abiity of them though. If this is going to be a sight in at a certain yardage and use hold over the scope will serve it's purpose very well.
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Old June 29, 2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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Buy the Howa as a barreled action and get yourself a better scope and stock.

http://www.legacysports.com/barreled-actions
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Old July 2, 2013, 12:13 AM   #6
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Nikko Stirling scopes are OK, not great. It will work pretty well for a while. They have about zero resale value.
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Old July 2, 2013, 12:48 AM   #7
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i like niko sterling scopes ok have a howa 1500 but never shot it yet prolly going to trade it on a Beretta 92
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