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Unread 02-05-2010, 04:36 PM
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Howa owners?

Would you buy another Howa Rifle?
What are your likes and dislikes if any?
If you could make a design change, what would it be?
Are they very accurate?


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Re: Howa owners?

Keith, I have owned several and still own two. They are the Weatherby Vanguards and are the same action as the Howa. All of mine shoot very good. One is in 25-06 and is a real tack driver with 115 Bergers. I like the action smoothness and the rifles feed and loads easy. I have a 6mm br going together right now with the same action.

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Re: Howa owners?

Would I buy another one? Yes I would, very good value and mine shoots every bit as good as my rem 700s and model 70s.


What would I change? The trigger. In hindsight when I bought mine the first thing I should have done is replace the trigger w a Timney. When I changed mine it went from shotting good to excellent.

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Re: Howa owners?

Definately, I just built one and replaced the barrel, stock and trigger and rechambered to 6.5 Gibbs and the thing is really accurate. I have not even finished load development yet and it is a tack driver. I am already looking for another one to tear appart and do another build on. It would be nice if there were a little more aftermarket parts out there for them though.

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Re: Howa owners?

I have S&W M1500 7mm RM which is a Howa and I like it. It's about 28 years old, so I dont know if there have been any changes it the actions since then, but my trigger was easy to adjust and feels great to me. The last Time I had it out it shot a sub 1/2" group @ 100 yds.

I've handeled a few Sub MOA Vanguards (Howa's) in the stores and their triggers seem good to me. One had a little creep in it, but could probably easily fixed.

If I was going to do a build off a factory action other than what I have, it would be of a Howa.

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Re: Howa owners?

I like your input guys, I am buying a new Rifle for my Granddaughter this spring(243) she will be 10 and she has been with her dad in the blind since she was 2..She has helped with gutting and even helped to pull the deer out to the trail.
She even promised me she will never have a Boyfriend who won't hunt(thats my girl).
We have been messing with her head telling her she will be using the old Springfield 03A3.
I won't buy her a rifle that wont shoot..the Savage is a tack driver right out of the box, but my
friends say, its a Rifle for later, they even said the Howa is a keeper.


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Re: Howa owners?

I built my 300win mag on a HOWA action and I love it dont know about the factory rifles but I do love the action.
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