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Unread 01-15-2010, 08:45 PM
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howa rifles

has anyone had any experience with howa rifles.
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Unread 01-15-2010, 09:55 PM
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there top of the line in my book.
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Unread 01-15-2010, 11:00 PM
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I have 3 Weatherby Vanguards and they are Made by Howa. All are great shooters.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 01:17 AM
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I have a .223 in a Howa it's a great shooting little rifle and was cheap too. Triggers pretty much suck unless you like a REALLY heavy pull. I put a Timney in mine and it made for a really inexpensive great shooting rifle.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 06:31 AM
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Re: howa rifles

Great rifles, great trigger too once it is tuned , my one broke like glass at 700grams. It was tuned by Roedale Precision. Overall I think the stainless version is worth the extra. Some have complained about thin blueing on the standard one. Stocks are as many other factory stocks not great, the laminated ones are OK when pillar bedded. The tupperware is throw away.

Typical 5 shot group out of my 22-250 sporter. Only trigger and crown done.
Sitting in a lightweight composite stock. Rifle was not even bedded.

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Unread 01-17-2010, 09:18 AM
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Re: howa rifles

I just finished mounting a scope on a new Weatherby Vanguard Sub-MOA 300 WSM in stainless and I am heading to the range. I am extremely impressed with the rifle. Fit and finish was just about perfect. Trigger was right on for a hunting rifle, really nice. Rifle weight was right there were I wanted for a 300 WSM at about 7.5 pounds. The test target had a .500 inches three shot group using regular factory ammunition. I am on my way to the range as soon as the weather clears.

In the same order I purchased a new stainless Howa barreled action in 7mm WSM. The trigger has way too much creep. I am online now looking of for the adjustment procedures for the Howa trigger.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 09:48 AM
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A few years back I bought my brother A Howa 1500 in 243. Its a great little walk around rifle. It groups at an inch but the trigger is whats holding it back. So far my brother has taken three Boone and Crocket Deer with it and he loves it. You guys that talked about trigger jobs and aftermarket triggers where are they? I would love to put one in my brothers rifle.
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