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Old 10-13-2011, 09:35 PM
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Re: Has anyone bought a Howa in the last year?

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Two truck loads of coyotes, coons and bobcats later I still love mine!! Got it on sale and with a Nikko scope. I night hunt a lot and prefer head shots too. Your mate has the right idea.
Great results! That's all you can ask for at the end of the day is results - Howa's certain produce those! I too am very happy with my Howa's performance and can highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a good solid reliable rifle that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and still produces A Grade accuracy.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:46 PM
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Re: Has anyone bought a Howa in the last year?

Look right between the eyes for the 22-250 hole.
Howa accuracy is good enough for me!
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:24 PM
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Re: Has anyone bought a Howa in the last year?

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Look right between the eyes for the 22-250 hole.
Howa accuracy is good enough for me!
BEAUTIFUL!

I love the 22.250 - perfect for the Yotes and Foxes etc, plenty of legs to get the job done. What range did you nail that one at?
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: Has anyone bought a Howa in the last year?

I was calling and he hung up at the edge of the trees at about 120 yards. He looked right at me when i swivled to sight on him. Bad mistake! Last thing that went through his mind was a 40 grn. V-Max @ 4000 fps.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:05 AM
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Re: Has anyone bought a Howa in the last year?

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I was calling and he hung up at the edge of the trees at about 120 yards. He looked right at me when i swivled to sight on him. Bad mistake! Last thing that went through his mind was a 40 grn. V-Max @ 4000 fps.
That's very good shooting mate - well done. I was out with a mate shooting foxes he nailed one at 307m (335yds) and I nailed one at 248m (271yds) shooting out of the window of a vehicle. My mate was using a 204cal and I was using the 22.250, both very good cals.

I haven't tried the 40gn projectiles in mine, I guess it shoots really well with the 55gn pills so no need. I'm guessing my velocity is around 3500fps give or take, which is plenty fast enough for me.

What sort of groups are you getting from your Howa? Best I've got on quite a few occasions now is .3" @100m for 5 shots and .4" @ 200m 4 shots 5th shot I pulled as the cease fire siren went! lol.

This is the second Howa I've owned and the other one was just as accurate once I found a load it liked. Unfortunately I sold it yrs ago (very stupid idea) but at least I've found another one which is just as good in a bigger cal, so all good really.

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:10 AM
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I've just ordered a 30 inch No.7 PAcnor for my Howa .223! Its a supermatch with a 4 groove 8 twist.

I'll be using this for F class and what ever else takes 80gn A maxes! I think I'll be 2800's low 2900's with this tube in the .223. Puts a new slant on the old .223 kind of doesnt it.

I also ordered a 6mmBr barrel savage prefit No 8 contour from Pacnor.agagin supermatch 8 twist 3 groove

I'll keep you guys posted but its a 4 month wait I think...
Make sure you let us know how it all turns out! sounds very good in deed.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:16 AM
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Re: Has anyone bought a Howa in the last year?

I have rarely shot it on paper. It has killed over a hundred varmints with only two misses... both on running coyotes after their mate died next to them. I like the flattness of the 40 grn. At those speeds and got consistent 1 inch or under groups outa that load and haven't jacked with groups since. She rides in the truck and gets beat around but still performs so " if it aint broke don't try and fix it" I say.
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