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Custom Build on the Howa Action

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Unread 06-20-2007, 08:04 PM
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Re: Custom Build on the Howa Action

sorry, i must have missed that part. but cant you shoot regular 260 ammo in it? and save the brass until you do reload.
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Unread 07-25-2009, 08:43 AM
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Re: Custom Build on the Howa Action

The Howa 1500 is a great action! I now have 6 actions from them, 3 stock with barrel 3 other with Lilja barrels. Let me say out of the box i hit 5 shots within 1 inch on all but the 223. The action are very smooth and well built. Look at the Nosler 48 built on the howa action.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 10:03 PM
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Re: Custom Build on the Howa Action

I agree with James Jones...a Howa by any name is a very good action....I just don't own any at present.....I just rebarreled one a few weeks ago with a Rem 700 take-off barrel...made a 700 7-08 barrel into a 280 Ackley on a Mossberg 1500.....machine off the counter bore, rethread to 26mm x 1.5mm pitch at the proper length and cut the chamber......if you want to take another 3/8 off you can make a standard 280 chamber..

The long action Howa is closer to a Sako L61R than anything else....try dropping a long action Howa into a Sako L61R or AIII stock and you'll be shocked.....the bottom metal fits pretty well too...they copied the way the firing pin assembly is retained in the bolt from Sako also.....

A Howa action with a Timney is a better rig in a lot of ways than a 700.....and I own at least 10 700's right now, I'd have to count them....
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