Has anyone done much custom stuff with a Howa action? I have been looking around the site but not many custom howa's. Is there a reason? From what I understand they are built with metric threads but i'm not sure if that is what the problem is. Any insight would be great.
I believe MCR does a lot of Howa action work. You are correct, Howa's are metric and some guys aren't set up for them or aren't comfortable doing it so that is probably part of what you see. But they excellent out of the box and fantastic with a little work.
My dad had his 6.5-06Ack Imp built on a Howa 1500 long action. It sits in a Manners T2 stock and has a 27in. Lilja 1-8tw barrel and a Timney trigger. He uses necked down 30-06 Lapua brass and it spits Berger 140's out at 3200fps and into tiny little holes. It turned out really well for a relatively inexpensive semi custom build.
The Howa/Vangard is no problem at all. The only thing negative to using one and it is a non issue is the factory barrels are torqued on them twice as tight as any other rifle. Aftermarket trigger selection is limited compared to the Remington.
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