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Thread: Howa 1500 .280AI

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    Howa 1500 .280AI

    Excellent condition Howa 280 Ackley Improved. I bought the rifle new last year and had a 1:8 24" Shilen barrel fitted and chambered. Barrel has only fired 30 rounds. Selling as the bush rifle gets grabbed mostly.
    Comes with everything pictured apart from the bipod.
    Redding dies
    100 Norma brass, 30 once fired.
    DPT Magnum Centrefire Suppressor without baffles. (Set of 7mm baffles are $145). Thread is 1/2x20.
    Weaver bases.
    Leupold PRW 30mm rings (Not pictured).
    Initial load testing with AR2209 and Nosler 168gr LRAB had groups at .222" and .580" as the best ones. Mild loads though.

    After $1600.

    Obviously need to sight a valid FAL.

    Would look at trading for a Tikka 1:8 Varmint .223.

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    Bump

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    Bump $1500

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    Can you please tell us who did the gunsmithing?

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    this is great caliber and deal for some one. With the right powder you can get very close to Rem Mag speeds with 280ai .
    Only thing I'd change is get a STUG or similar cf stock to replace the standard Howa (Hogue?) one - save weight & create a more stable platform for long range.
    All up you'd still have a really sweet deal compared to building custom yourself.

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    As a note mates 28" 280ai does 3030 with 180gr ELDMs. Can kill a loooooong way
    Cartman, chainsaw and WallyR like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    Can you please tell us who did the gunsmithing?
    Les Grimsey in Dunedin. He's very particular and has done a very tidy job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    this is great caliber and deal for some one. With the right powder you can get very close to Rem Mag speeds with 280ai .
    Only thing I'd change is get a STUG or similar cf stock to replace the standard Howa (Hogue?) one - save weight & create a more stable platform for long range.
    All up you'd still have a really sweet deal compared to building custom yourself.
    Cheers, yeh a stock was the next thing to get done but for the type of hunting I'm mostly doing at the moment it doesn't make sense to keep. Still second guess myself at times as to whether I should keep it. Definitely cost a lot more with all the extras there than what I'd paid.

 

 

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