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Unread 03-09-2009, 12:09 AM
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Need info on Howa

I am looking at two getting a 7m08, one for my baby brother and one for my fiance. I have always been a Savage guy. However some one suggested that i take a look at Howa so how are they? How do they compare to Savages?

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    Unread 03-09-2009, 09:02 AM
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    Re: Need info on Howa

    They both will perform fine depending on your standards. There are more after market parts readily available for Savage than Howa though depending on what you might what to do in the future with them.
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    Unread 03-09-2009, 01:53 PM
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    Re: Need info on Howa

    My belief is that the howa will shoot tighter more accurate groups however, the savage is easier to upgrade. There isn't much you can do to a howa, I have 1 and it shoots great but I am dissapointed that I can't upgrade the trigger.
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    Re: Need info on Howa

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    My belief is that the howa will shoot tighter more accurate groups however, the savage is easier to upgrade. There isn't much you can do to a howa, I have 1 and it shoots great but I am dissapointed that I can't upgrade the trigger.
    Timney makes a Howa upgrade.

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    Just let your fingers do the searching on google and you will see there are quite a few upgrades for the Howa rifles now. They are our biggest selling factory rifle here in Australia. I just got one in 7mmwsm as the base for a build
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    Re: Need info on Howa

    thanks for the info! I'm gonna buy a new trigger! The factory one sucks!
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    Re: Need info on Howa

    Timmny, rifle basix, and Jard make a trigger for the Howa. Manners,Boys and Joel Russo make stocks and Kevin Cram can do the work. He just trued mine for me.
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