Re: Custom Build on the Howa Action
The Howa actions are great to build on and in several ways I think that they are a better choice than a Rem 700
the action desgine is stiffer than the round Rem 700 its more along the lines of the Winchester or Mauser , the bolt handel if forged out of the bolt so their ALOT less chance of breaking it off , the extractor system is like the M-16 which is better than the Sako setup that most Rem 700 guys up grade to and for the most part most smiths don't even off making a m-16 conversion to the Rem.
The Howa action uses the same scope base as the Rem 700 so their alot of good bases around , the trigger can be adjusted down enough to get a good crisp , safe and reliable 1.5-2lb pull.
now the draw backs are that their arn't alot of stock inletted for these action , but I'm sure that joel Russo or Tom Manners would make you one. And the action threads are metric which might be a problem for your smith if his lathe doesen't cut metric threads but most of the bigger lathes that smiths use can be made to cut metric threades.
and if you ever plan on selling the gun the resale isin't gonna be nearly as high as the Rem or a custom action for that matter
In short if thats the action you have , it is the base for a great build.
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