I have a Howa .308 with the axiom stock. I love it. Free floats the barrel, looks tacticool, and has adjustable length of pull in case I have a bunch of clothes on. Oh, yeah, it has built in recoil absorption with a spring where a buffer tube would be on an AR. I put a bipod on the front swivel post on mine. Shoots better than my ability to hold still to really get the most of it.
Mine has the heavy 24" barrel, and is pretty heavy, but it isn't supposed to be a haul around the mountains kind of gun for me anyway.