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Old May 10, 2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Finally got to shoot my Howa 1500 ss .270

well, this isn't much of a range report or anything, but I got to sight the thing in finally. Great stuff! was using inexpenives winchester silver box 130 grainers and the thing shot a group of 7/8 (.875) inches!

I know that is not all that great (although for a sporter weight hunting rifle...hmmm), but I was thrilled that the gun did that out of the box with no work and with budget ammo. I figure with handloads or premium stuff it would easily be down around 1/2". Second Howa I have owned and I cannot say enough good about them! Both have been very accurate.
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Old May 10, 2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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I share your joy...

How big is the disc that would hide all your rounds?

If you can cover your bullet holes with a quarter...not just touch them...
It's all that!!!

I always did love my Howas...
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Old May 10, 2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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not quite a quarter yet, but this was with budget ammo...still better than moa! I will have to try it with premium ammo, or at least a variety. Man, what this gun could do with handloads tuned for it!!!
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Old May 10, 2006, 07:16 PM   #4
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Guess I will chime in here too as a happy Howa 1500 owner. Mine happens to be in 30-06.
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Old May 10, 2006, 07:55 PM   #5
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happy Howa 1500 owner. Mine happens to be in 30-06
Damn... That's the best of both worlds!!!
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Old May 10, 2006, 08:17 PM   #6
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Those are nice groups for inexpensive ammo. And the gun was not even broken in! Good shooting.
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Old May 11, 2006, 07:48 AM   #7
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I didn't try breaking in the barrel because I have heard so many different stories about that. Do it, don't do it....clean after each shot, etc. Nah, just decided to clean it and then shoot it.
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Old May 11, 2006, 09:47 AM   #8
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good for you, my howa .22-250 shoots 1/2" straight out of the box with factory win. loads, without any of that silly/costly break-in mess, and doesn't get a fouled bore quickly either
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