Thanks for the insight guys. I passed on the Mossberg and on the Axis, and went with the model 11.
What swayed my choice was that on Gander Mountain's website, the model 11 was about $200 more than the Axis brand new, so I THINK that means it's a higher quality piece....haha!
and although the Axis is practically NIB, and the Model 11is older, the Axis did not come with glass, but the Model 11 did.
I traded straight across my old 92FS, 2 mags, and 30 rounds, for the Model 11 and scope, and a box of 20 rounds of .308 winchester white box ammo.
Initially, I can tell that I'm going to want to do something with the trigger. it's crisp without any noticable creep, but it is a bit of a stiffer pull than I think I want. I'm also going to have to get a level to center up the scope, I can tell by looking through it, that it's not quite "square" in the base, it's rotated slightly.