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Thread: Howa 1500 Hogue Stainless in 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Howa 1500 Hogue Stainless in 6.5 Creedmoor

    Once I have my FAL (here's hoping, currently waiting for vetting) I hope to see one of these in my future.

    Before I journey across the bay to Gun City, anyone maybe got one they don't want?

    Just putting it out there...

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    I shoot a Tikka 6.5cm and my mate shoots the Howa 6.5cm
    Both shoot very well, would highly recommend the howa
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    I had one of these and it shot under an inch, maybe .7 of an inch, with it's first 5 shots. It loved the Hornady Precision Hunter rounds. Good rifles.

    (Surely you can buy one from somewhere else...not GC!)
    Last edited by Strummer; 22-10-2019 at 07:57 PM.

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    I just brought one from Reloaders Supplies. They were very easy to deal with and very well priced
    Aim small , miss small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis27 View Post
    I just brought one from Reloaders Supplies. They were very easy to deal with and very well priced
    That was going to be my suggestion as well. Great rifle. Mine is very accurate with the right loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I had one of these and it shot under an inch, maybe .7 of an inch, with it's first 5 shots. It loved the Hornady Precision Hunter rounds. Good rifles.

    (Surely you can buy one from somewhere else...not GC!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis27 View Post
    I just brought one from Reloaders Supplies. They were very easy to deal with and very well priced
    I'm open to suggestions...
    Last edited by davetapson; 22-10-2019 at 10:12 PM.

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    i got a blued one in a KRG Bravo stock if you are interisted, 24" Varmint barrel
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    Nice, but not really what I'm looking for.

    What price are you aiming at?

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    Bare rifle with KRG Bravo stock and 40moa rail, $1350
    Has 18x1mm thread

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    Tx, I'll pass.

    Amongst other things, I need a S/S because I'm not someone who spends too much time looking after stuff and rust is likely to be a problem at some stage for blued barrels and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davetapson View Post
    Tx, I'll pass.

    Amongst other things, I need a S/S because I'm not someone who spends too much time looking after stuff and rust is likely to be a problem at some stage for blued barrels and me.
    Stainless can also rust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Stainless can also rust.
    As fast as blued?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davetapson View Post
    As fast as blued?
    Yup, pretty much. Maybe not quite so quick, but a shit load faster that you'd expect. The Howa stainless with definitely rust in the areas you can't easily wipe down. Use a good product like Eezox to keep on top of maintenance.

    When you get your FAL, look yourself in the mirror and repeat the mantra, I must, I must, I must protect from rust.

    Its easy, and you'll farkin' regret it if you don't!
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    My tikka t3x stainless rusts as well if i dont wipe it down with ballistol.
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    Ironically I have lucked into the (I think) the most robust option - Cerakoted Stainless. (I didn't know it was stainless when I bought it, because it was Cerakoted...!)

    "The Bergara Extreme Series features Stainless steel action & barrel, protected with Stainless Grey CerakoteŽ finish, and its 18’’barrels, is the perfect choice for everyone who want a light-weight, short, easy-to-maintain and extremely reliable, hunting tool."

 

 

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