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Old December 4, 2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Howa 1500

Been looking at this rifle in 270 WSM. But I don't know much about Howa. It has the thumb hole stock and I love the feel of it. Give me some feedback please.
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Old December 4, 2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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My Howa 1500 Lightning 30-06 shoots .5 moa with factory ammo. They are an excellent value, and they (Howa) make the Weatherby Vanguards. Renowned for theirs accuracy. The have an excellent trigger pull, also.
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Old December 4, 2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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I've hunted with a buddy who owns one. His Howa is reliable and accurate, and I've seen him take several deer with it. If you like it, buy it!
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Old December 4, 2007, 10:20 AM   #4
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My friend has one in a Weatherby Vanguard .300 Win Mag, and it is very accurate he hates it when I out shoot him with his rifle though. I wouldn't be afraid to buy one, but I probably wouldn't get one with a thumbhole stock. I don't like that stock for hunting game, it is fine if you are doing a lot of shooting at varmints or from a bench. I know some people who use the .270 WSM and they love that cartridge, I'm kind of stuck on the plain old .270 Win.
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Old December 4, 2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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there's been lots of posts on Howa rifles. I have yet to see a negative one. I own one in 22-250 and it shoots sub moa w/ handloads. 22-250 can be finickey (sp??). Triger is fully adjustable and I really like the 3 position safety. Great gun. I'd buy another one with no second thoughts.
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Old December 4, 2007, 02:39 PM   #6
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Howa rifles have been imported into the USA since the mid 1980s, and have a well-earned reputation for accuracy and reliability. You could easily do a lot worse than buying a Howa rifle.
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Old December 5, 2007, 01:39 PM   #7
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i LIKE THE HOWA! about as good or better than a remington. barrel comes clean quick. 1 inch groups or better with 4x scope. mine is a .270 win. good trigger.
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Old January 11, 2008, 07:13 PM   #8
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My Howa 1500 .308 holds .6 to .75 moa @100yds with factory ammo. Winchester or Federal. It doesn't like the expensive Hornady or Winchester stuff.
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Old January 11, 2008, 09:46 PM   #9
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I've only ever been around one which is mine in 30-06 and it's a keeper.
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Old January 12, 2008, 01:27 AM   #10
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Alright then, I'll post a negative comment about the Howa rifle:

The bolt body diameter is smaller than Remingtons, Winchesters, and Savages. I had to buy ana adapter to use my bore guide.

Other than that, I like my Howa 1500 a lot....


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Old January 12, 2008, 10:54 AM   #11
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Overall I like mine pretty well. It shoots like a champ, and seems pretty tuff.

I have the M1500 with the Hogue stock on it. The Howa action is pretty decent, but I prefer the Rem 700 action alot more. Howa's bolt fit seems like it has a little too much play in it.

It's a good solid rifle, you shouldn't be dissappointed.
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