That 6.5x55 Howa sounds like a great idea. I own a Howa myself and its a great gun for the money IMO. Or in any price range for that matter. If you get a Boyds stock for it, it may require a little dremel tool work for proper fitting. I would also suggest having it glass and pillar bedded for a perfect fit and considerably better accuracy. If you dont want to tackle that yourself, expect to pay about $100 for a gunsmith to do it. It will be well worth it. That would bring your total investment to about $600. Still not a bad deal
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