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2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

you can get bright flouro pink stocks too...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Um...hmmmm...okay! Ya know yer right I've seen the Hello Kitty AR stocks and stuff....

But I doubt ol Bushy would let me back in the barn with one ya know, he's a lil sensative about that whole dealio.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Nice rifle and good groups.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Nice shooting with that .308 Stovepipe. Always fun to break in a new rifle. Yours shows some nice potenial. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Thanks Mr Moose!

Here's what the stock looks like...totally hollow. I got a gallon of aircraft epoxy I could fill the but in and the fore end maybe add some rebar and that might add some weight and kill some flex till my funds recover and I can get the B&C stock...



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

some epoxies are exothermic and could adversely affect (melt) the plastic stock. I think if you stiffen the fore arm, the flexing weakness will be at the front of the action which is where it might already be.

Your loyal 20ga "friend for life" pump was sacrificed to get "shorty". Why don't you treat another firearm in your coral with the same destiny to get the stock?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Stovey,
I have a Savage .308 with a very similar stock. Too light and flexible. I added #8 lead shot to each of the "cells" and filled it with Marine epoxy. It isn't perfect, but it'll do until I can get a new stock.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

filling it with something will make it quieter too. I hunted with a fella carrying a weatherby with a plastic stock once it sounded like he was carrying a gtar everytime it brushed past a branch it was too noisy for my liking.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Stovey...you done good mate...betterer than good...magbloodynificent. Bow Salute I'm really happy fer ya mate.

Have you had a look at the Weatherby aftermarket stocks mate? The Mk V MOA stock has an aluminum bed cast into the synthetic stock from memory...and they come in pretty colours too. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
an aluminum bed cast into the synthetic stock

stovey, now there is your ticket!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Vince wrote:
an aluminum bed cast into the synthetic stock

stovey, now there is your ticket!

Weatherby Stock

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Howa makes Weatherby's low-end rifles but will are the actions the same for their high-end rifles, i.e., are the stocks interchangeable?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Vanguard and 1500 are the same ..... the Mark V is completely different !!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

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Stovey,
I have a Savage .308 with a very similar stock. Too light and flexible. I added #8 lead shot to each of the "cells" and filled it with Marine epoxy. It isn't perfect, but it'll do until I can get a new stock.

Bingo- zactly what I was thinking of... I got all that laying around in the shop. Shot. Perfect "rebar". Used same for loading butt's on light trap guns too, it works! Great minds think alike. Very Happy

Yepper- the Howa 1500 and WV are the same. Both are excellent barrled actions no matter what's under them and you'll be damn hard pressed to find something more accurate or robust for twice as much and there's ton's of aftermarket for them both.

To expand on Vince's thought- excellent suggestion, if I cant get this one any stiffer I'll pop for the B&C modles mentioned earlier and then it's a done deal. I don't mind too much it's tupperware, it got me in the door with a super barrel and action and they ahd to cut costs somewhere and I'm glad they did it there and not the metal work.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: 2011 Howa 1500 .308w "Tactical Model" Reply with quote

Another thought is dump your lead shot a little at a time into the stock and use that expanding installation foam a little at a time to build up layers in the stock. We did this on my sons rifle and it worked great, also kept the noise down when bumping into tree branches and what have yah.

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