Originally Posted by dustybrown
so that is my mocking bird mouth in front of my humming bird *****...
That would be a good one for me to remember
Yup, you will see a lot more 700 and 700 clones than Howa or anything else simply because they are much more prolific and yes there are more after market parts for them becasue they are more prolific. It's a self feeding cycle, they are more common because there more parts for them and there are more parts for them because they are more common. Having said that, there are a lot of after market patrs for Howa's as well although not as many as the 700. The same Howa M1500 action comes in (or used to come in) three makes. The Howa 1500, the S&W 1500 (which I have) and the Weatherby Vanguards and Sub MOA Vanguards. Also, any ring base that fits a 700 will fit a Howa 1500.
I actually like the Rem triggers but they were a pain to adjust and tune. Mine break very nicely at about 1 1/2 lbs (guesstimate) I have never fired a Jewel trigger and maybe I dont want to so I dont get the idea I cant live without one
My Howa probably breaks at about 1 lb very nicely.
I would not drop $4K on any rifle, not when I could get a full custom for $3K. And the more I think of it, I like the Howa actions better than the custom Rem 700 clones because of the Howa's recoil lug... and it's a stronger receiver... at least it appears to be when I look at them side by side.
I will keep you in mind if and when I'm ready to sell my 700's. In the meantime, I have some barrel life to use up