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Unread 10-25-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: Howa anyone?

I have two, one built on a Vanguard and the other on a Howa 1500. They both are extremely accurate rifles. The Howa is a 6.5-06 AI that shoots 140 Bergers at about 3120 right at 1/2 moa. The Vanguard is a 7mm wsm on a short action that loves 180 Bergers. I seat them to mag length which is about .130 jump and they shoot under 1/2 moa at just shy of 3000 fps. The Howa is in a Stockys laminate and the Vanguard in a Bell & Carlson Laminate. The medium priced stock options are limited for these actions. Rifle basix and Timney both build good triggers for them.
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    Unread 10-25-2012, 09:44 AM
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    Im shooting Box stock vangaurd sub-moa. Shoots half inch at 100 with my 87vmax loads. Also likes 80g federal SP and 70g NBT. The 58gvmax superformance shot well also.
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    Unread 10-25-2012, 07:26 PM
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    Could a take off barrel from a remmy be rethreaded to fit a Howa?
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    Unread 10-25-2012, 08:27 PM
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    Could a take off barrel from a remmy be rethreaded to fit a Howa?
    Maybe but to many variables, I would bank on no for the most part.
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    Unread 11-02-2012, 02:20 PM
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    Does anyone know the barrel size for Howas? Really thinking about having an ackly built on my howa.

    John
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    Does anyone know the barrel size for Howas? Really thinking about having an ackly built on my howa.

    John
    Barrel size? Please explain more. If your having a rifle built buy a barrel blank. The action should be trued, if you skip this step there really is no point in not just taking your chances with a factory rifle. In truing your action the rifle smith may end up cutting your action threads to a bigger diameter to fix any issue with the action threads being out of round. This was my issue.

    Additionally HOWA threads are metric Remington threads are standard. On a barrel with a long enough shank it may be possible to have enough barrel left to re thread it after the old threads are removed. I most cases I would say no.
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    Unread 11-02-2012, 04:09 PM
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    We have rebarreled a few Vangards and the actions are pretty darn straight and true as they come. Most recent ones (10 years) are fine shooters. Putting a Remington barrel on one would be a step in the wrong direction. Spend the $330 and get a good blank and have it put on by someone that employs the latest methods and you are assured of one mighty fine shooter. Even using simple methods it probably will still shoot great. Action truing is only needed to get maybe the last 2-5% the rifle will deliver. Have the smith check and correct your lug engagement. The barrel quality and crown are the biggest factors. Stress free bedding and a floated barrel are very important too.

    If you decide on truing, the bolt should be bushed to get any advantage of getting it perfectly squared. Otherwise the bolt is sitting on the bottom lug due to the trigger sear holding it pinned to the top of the action. The bolt face will be tipped accordingly. When the trigger is released the pressure of firing slams the bolt back against the lugs throwning a vibration the length of the rifle. Without sleeving truing does nothing to minimise this.
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