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Thread: 223 Howa 1500 Mini-Action Lightweight Stainless with EXCL Chassis

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    223 Howa 1500 Mini-Action Lightweight Stainless with EXCL Chassis

    Hi all before I go buy something new does any one have one of these the want to move on?
    I'm in chch but will ship if I have to.

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    Down to $700 I think at the gun city sale this weekend, that's about what they go for 2nd hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 708AISam View Post
    Down to $700 I think at the gun city sale this weekend, that's about what they go for 2nd hand.
    Yea looking at that a the basic rifle is reduced but will go see if they will do one of these.

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    Sorry jumped the gun an didn't read the whole title haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 708AISam View Post
    Sorry jumped the gun an didn't read the whole title haha
    Haha no worries mate no one seems to want to sell one once they have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD300 View Post
    Haha no worries mate no one seems to want to sell one once they have one.
    Not so sure about that mate. Shortly after that EXCL chassis was finally available (after months of delays), a whole bunch got snapped up from the retailers, and then mysteriously a good few were almost immediately on the second hand market. Seems that for some buyers (inc. some members on here) the chassis didn't meet expectations.

    For one, they weren't anywhere near as light as originally promoted, especially by Broncos. Don't know what happened there.

    Have you handled one?

    The standard HTI stock is only about 200ish grams heavier and works just fine. It's easy to trim it down a bit too, couple of threads on that on here.
    Just...say...the...word

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Not so sure about that mate. Shortly after that EXCL chassis was finally available (after months of delays), a whole bunch got snapped up from the retailers, and then mysteriously a good few were almost immediately on the second hand market. Seems that for some buyers (inc. some members on here) the chassis didn't meet expectations.

    For one, they weren't anywhere near as light as originally promoted, especially by Broncos. Don't know what happened there.

    Have you handled one?

    The standard HTI stock is only about 200ish grams heavier and works just fine. It's easy to trim it down a bit too, couple of threads on that on here.
    Yea everyone had quite high expectations which was a little silly really, it is just a chassis shaped plastic stock.
    It was never going to have all the benefits of a billet machined aluminium chassis, especially not for that price. But what it does give you is a light as chassis (Not lighter than some normal stocks).
    and it is so dam comfortable to use especially for bigger guys yet staying compact as (because adjustable)
    front end flexes like hell but so what, nature of the beast doesn't interfere with the barrel. It seems to me that it is exactly what its suppose to be an affordable modular alternative to the standard at a entry level cost.
    Cheers for the comment
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    I was looking at one. I have the standard stock but it flexes when I use a bipod and throws all my shots out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poodle View Post
    I was looking at one. I have the standard stock but it flexes when I use a bipod and throws all my shots out.
    Really must be contacting the barrel some where that's not good bud.
    I got the EXCL and the for end flexes like hell, its plastic, and small, I expected that, I just don't load it much no recoil so no need.
    The chassis for end is miles away from the barrel you would need to be doing some thing silly for it to touch anywhere even with a bull barrel.
    Shoots like a demon holes touching I very happy with my decision absolutely love the chassis whole gun really just fantastic.
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    Yes I have one available.
    Comes with Nikko Stirling Gameking 3-9 x 40 variable scope & Goodwin suppressor & 6mth old Excel chassis. Very accurate $1400.00 (firm) with ammo.
    My grandson can take it back to ChCh after all this covid hoohaa.
    pm me for details etc if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tararua Phil View Post
    Yes I have one available.
    Comes with Nikko Stirling Gameking 3-9 x 40 variable scope & Goodwin suppressor & 6mth old Excel chassis. Very accurate $1400.00 (firm) with ammo.
    My grandson can take it back to ChCh after all this covid hoohaa.
    pm me for details etc if interested.
    Bugger cheers for the offer But I have already found one for myself. If any one else wants to take up the offer go ahead.

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    Would you sell it without the scope and is the suppressor overbarrel and what barrel is it

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    Yes it's an over barrel suppressor. If it goes without scope then I'd take $1250.
    PM me.

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    Heres the photos of the Howa 223 you requested. Let me know if you want to continue. Cheers.
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