Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:45 AM
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:53 PM
it is a .223
I don't have one and I've never shot one, but talking to a co-worker the other day, he was telling me how much he loves his Weatherby Vanguard in 30.06 and what a shooter it is. Same barreled action as your Howa I believe. What caliber is your rifle?
Heavy, Heavy Heavy... did I mention Heavy? I have a Howa 1500 in a heavy barrel, it doesent have the heavier Axiom stock. Its still tough to carry, However if you like it, thats all that matters. Buy what you like.. sell it later. Thats been my experience.. lol Good luck
I havent tryed to carry it yet..But i know it will be heavy...
My buddy in Utah shoots one and likes it but when I was out there 2 years ago and he had a broken leg I had to carry his gear along with mine and let me tell you, It is a heave gun to carry around.
Its a cool stock..It is one of those adjustable type...Thanks for your input..
It is heavy. I've got a Howa 1500 heavy barrel stainless .308 varmint rifle in a Bell & Carlson stock. Great for sniping long range rested but wouldn't want to carry it in the field for long or shoot it much offhand. It's accurate though, .60 MOA with handloads. Nice rifle. Don't know about the Axiom stock.
Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:30 PM
Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:03 AM
Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:29 PM
Very true. If you need help absorbing the recoil of a .223, you probably shouldn't be shooting :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:I can see where the adjustable stock length would come in handy, but the recoil reducing scheme is just that, a scheme. Nice marketing gimmick, but why??? I have never understood the idea (or need) for a recoil reducing stock. First off, I don't EVER really even remember the recoil of a rifle (or shotgun or pistol for that matter) when shooting at game while hunting. A-D-R-E-N-A-L-I-N-E, the ultimate recoil reducer WHEN IT COUNT. And if you need a recoil tamer for just punching paper, buy a smaller caliber. The paper will be just as dead when hit with a lighter caliber. Let's face it, nobody buys a .338 RUM to "target practice". And if you can't deal with recoil of it while getting it dialed in, You either need to do one of two things, get the man-up speech I gave my nephew or (in my opinion) learn to place a smaller caliber that will still kill effectively but allow you to shoot it more so you can become very familiar with it. A rifle that scares you or need a "crutch" is the last thing a person needs. If it even begins to place doubt (or fear of recoil) in the back of your mind it is GAME OVER. Shooting (especially hunting) is as much or more a mental issue as a physical issue and the last thing you need is to use "aides" to make up for using too much gun.The free floating/lack of forend concept is great. Keep that and the adjustable stock, but throw away the heavy springs and such. That would make for a much more practical, versatile, lighter, usable firearm. In any caliber.
Just my opinion but the Axiom stock was designed to absorb the recoil of the larger calibers. With your .223, there isn't enough recoil to make a difference so it becomes nothing more than extra weight.
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