Here's my story,
Started with a 308 PSS Rem (26" barrel) great gun, shot .75 moa consistently. Yes it shot better at times and worse at times but .75 moa average. I used it in Tactical competition and shooting steel to 1250yrd (longest hit with a 308).
Thought I need it to shoot better, had a new stock added and new barrel, when its all said a done it shoots .5 MOA. A lot of expense for .25 MOA.
I wanted my brother to start shooting Tactical matches with me, So I got him a 308. Started with a HOWA Heavy Barreled action. Put it in a Joel Russo laminate A-5L, Out of the box it out shoots my custom 308! with 175 SMK and varget its stupid accurate..Actually it really pissses me off!
I am now looking at selling my custom 308 and buying another HOWA and pocketing the extra $1000.00.
For all the nay sayers on HOWA, the factory trigger on the new one is GREAT! easily adjusted with no creep or over travel. The old ones were horrible.
Stocks, Joel in letts for them, B&C, and Manners and McMillan will in lett.
20 MOA base by EGW.
Here is the HOWA..
And then the whole metric thread thing, Not every one can cut metric threads, but most can..non issue.