in the hands of a good smith you will have a hell of a shooter.
The Vanguard/Howa action is highly under rated and alot of guiys won't work on them becuse that have metric threads. In my oppinion they are a better action than the Rem700
The action itself is much stiffer , has a bit flat bedding area , perfect recoil lug shape , one piece forged bolt that come with a M-16 style extractor which next to a CRF is the best thing going , the firingpin system in the ones I have seen was well made and diden't bind up the firing pin.
Their are a couple good after market triggers and stock for them.
If your smtih can cut metric threads then their is no reason that it shoulden't shoot as good or better than the Rem 700 builds
Contact jeff at CDI and see if he makes a bottom metal for your action yet , again the Vanguard is the same as the Howa
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