Howa Axiom Bolt Action Rifle [Bolt Action Rifle]:
The Howa Axiom is relatively strange looking for a bolt-action rifle. However, this is its greatest attribute. The reshaping of its butt stock reduces strain on the user, especially in higher caliber rounds. Therefore, this with the combination of a pad on the butt stock will allow the shooter to fire the rifle many times in succession without discomfort. This is of particular importance to shooters in a concealed situation, i.e. a hunter to whom every bit of movement could give away position to possible prey.
The barrel has a heavy profile, and the Axiom is very accurate straight out of the box. It will chamber just about any ammunition provided in the caliber that a particular rifle is chambered in. The strong bolt present in the rifle helps with this lack of selectivity. Furthermore, the fore stock has a disjointed assembly, which ventilates the weapon very well and prevents overheating.
If adjustment is needed, the 3 ¼" pound trigger pull can be adjusted, often allowing the shooter to drop around one pound of that weight.
|Weight:||8.6 lbs (4 kg)|
|Calibers:||223 Remington, .204 Ruger, 22-250, .243 Winchester, 6.5x55mm, 25-06, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06, .300 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum|
|Barrel Length:||20, 22" (55.9 cm) in standard caliber, 24" (61 cm) in magnum caliber.|
|Overall Length:||42.25" to 45" (107.3 to 114.3 cm).|
|Mode of Fire:||Single Shot.|
|Range:||1,800 feet (539 m).|
|Magazine:||Internal five round magazine.|
|Cost:||$800 to $1000|
|Special:||Very accurate rifle available in many calibers. Very comfortable to fire, due to exterior shape of the weapon. A recoil reducer is built into the stock.|
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