Different rifles...the VTR is a pound heavier than the Axis. The Axis would be a better field rifle. The VTR is borderline benchrest. Personally, I like the Ruger Hawkeye M77 all-weather stainless and I'd get it in .243 so it would serve as a coyote or for larger game like deer and hogs. My opinion of course.
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