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Old 01-31-2010, 12:42 AM
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Trueing a Howa

To me the Howa looks like a Rem. 700 with a M16 extractor so for you gunsmiths out there can or do you use the same tools to true a Howa that you do for a Rem. 700????

I ask because so many smiths are only set up to blueprint a Remington and if the Howa and Rem. are, in my uneducated eyes, nearly the same can you do a Howa too.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:34 AM
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Re: Trueing a Howa

A turn bolt action is a turn bolt action. A gunsmith is limited only by a few things.

1. Is the machine capable of both Imperial and Metric threads? (Howa actions are metric if memory serves me right)

2. Is the fixturing able to physically locate/hold the part being machined?

3. Is the smith capable/interested/motivated to do the work?

Beyond that its pretty fundamental. It's not rocket science to make things square, concentric, and parallel with good surface finishes.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:15 PM
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Re: Trueing a Howa

Kevin Cram did my HOWA the only thing wrong with it was the threeds where a little out of round that it.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:22 PM
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Re: Trueing a Howa

I appreciate it may not be a direct help but I have a Howa smithed by Pete Lincoln aka Roedale in Germany. He is the Howa accuracy specialist there,and builds on his own actions too...
He has written on several boards (inc The Hide) about the strengths & potential and how to's of the Howas .. Under his own name ... could be worth a search?
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Re: Trueing a Howa

Truing/blueprinting of any action is basically the same, the methods may be different but
the goal is to square and true all surfaces that you can based on the center line of the
bolt including the bolt it's self and the fit between the bolt and the receiver.

The Howa,s make fine custom rifles and stocks and aftermarket triggers are available
for them.

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:52 PM
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Re: Trueing a Howa

I recently picked up another Howa 1500 long action that I am considering making a 6.5-280AI. It's kinda interesting because this one has a really decent trigger unlike my .223 which took a freight trane to pull the trigger no matter how much I adjusted it.

Thanks for any and all information guys much appreciated.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: Trueing a Howa

Yes it does make a fine 'semi-custom' build .... my only regret is that a CG 2-stage for it has yet to appear!
good luck with your project? it sounds like an interesting round.
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