Originally Posted by RustyN1stcav
First, I really like Howa actions. They are typical of a Mauser copy action, but very good quality and smooth. I have shot one for several years before I got into my Savages. It had some trigger work done to it and glass bedded. I built a load for that rifle shooting 120grn SGK BTHP, that would cut a single hole all day long if I did my part.
Second, is the "BUT". Looking at their barreled actions, it looks like you can only get it in a 1:10 twist barrel. I would call Legacy Sports to see if their varminter comes in a 1:9. If it does not, then you are limited to 100grn bullet or less.
Again with the Howa, you would have to get it accurized like the Ruger getting the trigger work done. I know you wouldn't be disappointed with that rifle either if you can get it in the twist you are looking for.
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