View Full Version : howa 1500 barrel actions opinions

August 28, 2008, 08:22 AM
anyone have any experience with these actions and barrels? im thinking about getting one in 300wm but accuracy is a must. thanks

August 28, 2008, 10:31 AM
I have two Howa M1500 hunting rifles and they are plenty accurate enough for that. They are not in the same league as my Tikkas but it depends on what you want to do with it I guess.

August 28, 2008, 12:48 PM

Howa 1500 in 22-250

August 29, 2008, 05:05 PM
I have a 300 win mag Howa. Shoots at about 1" after a new stock and bedding. She shot about 1.5" with the stock (Butler creek?) plastic stock.


August 29, 2008, 06:55 PM

is with handloads or factory ammo? what stock did you put on it?


September 2, 2008, 08:06 AM
That was with High-end Gawd-awful expensive Federal ammo.

I expect she can do better with hand loads - I'll find out this season.

I put her in a B&C Metalist. It took a lot of work and bedding compound because the monkeys on the assembly line got the aluminum chassis in tilted down in front.

The Houge overmolded stock with the bedding is the way I'd go if I had it to do again.