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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

Online gun sales are going to send me to the poor house! It's just too easy!! You sit, look and drool and next thing you know a new gun is on it's way!!! I think it was an out of mind experience!!!!
Anyway that's how it started today, it ended with me ordering a Howa Ranchland rifle in .308 with a 20" barrel and Hogue stock. Here's a stock photo. The rifle should be in by the middle of the week.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

Thats cute, nice and short.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:53 am    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

That can be a problem. I guess you will just have to go with the flow. Take care...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

If I remember right the Howa was formerly the Smith & Wesson 1500, if that is correct they are great shooting guns. I have a S&W 30-06 and just love it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

also Wby. and Mossberg. have a Mossberg in 7 mag.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

wiersy111 wrote:
If I remember right the Howa was formerly the Smith & Wesson 1500, if that is correct they are great shooting guns. I have a S&W 30-06 and just love it.

My mate's Howa Mountaineer in .223 is almost identical, right down to the last screw, to my Weatherby Vanguard.

A nice rifle that shoots very well.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

Besides the Weatherby Vanguard and Smith and Wesson M1500, I've heard Howa also made a rifle for Mossberg. I believe it was also called a Model 1500. While not as popular as the Remington 700 action, I've heard that many custom rifle builders also use the Howa action.
I think I got a pretty good deal on this rifle from Davidson's. Including tax, transfer and background check, I'm out the door rifle in hand for $429.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

I like the howa just built a .280Ackley on one w a hart barrel waiting on Thomas Manners to complete the stock supposed to be worth the wait I'll let you know. I love the machine work in the upper receiver top notch all the way the bottom metal not so much still contemplating a solution to that.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

just spoke with cdi precision today on the phone he's making bottom metal for howa short actions (.308) that will take AICS accuracy international magazines allowing you a 5 or 10 detatchable box long actions are on the way (nov or dec) I've already placed my order for a l.a.. that would make a fine "varmint rifle".

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Online Gun Sales-New Howa Reply with quote

While the 175 gr. Berger bullets didn't work all that well in the Howa, I did have better luck with lighter bullets. The best three shot group I was able to get at 100 yards used Hornady 150gr. SSTs over 47.0gr. of Varget and measured .74" center to center. I'll play with that load a bit, but it looks pretty promising as is. The 165gr. Sierra Gamekings didn't do too bad either with a three shot group measuring 1.0" using 44.5gr. of Varget.
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