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Unread 10-24-2012, 07:37 AM
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Howa anyone?

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.

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    Unread 10-24-2012, 08:41 AM
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    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.

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    Unread 10-24-2012, 11:30 AM
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    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.
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    Also, over on Snipers hide forum they have a lot of Howa builds and build information. If I remember correctly they have quite a few different threads dedicated to Howa information.
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    Re: Howa anyone?

    They are a great action to build off of if you have a smith that will do the metric threads. With that said if you plan on selling it they do not hold the same value as a equivilant Remington.

    I built a 6-47 on a trued 700 and used the same reamer and built another on a HOWA for my brother. The untrued HOWA shoots better.

    There is a lot to like about the HOWA and many things people pay for to get on their Remington.
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    Kevin Cram
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    Weatherby Vanguard(howa) in 300 win mag go to rifle
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    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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