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    Howa 1500 .308

    I was looking at my local h&f today and i came across one of them for $999 with a nikko stirling diamond scope and has been threaded. How is howa for out of the box accuracy and reliability, Does anyone have one and what do you have to say about them. Cheers

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    The ones I've had anything to do with, the reliability and accuracy with the right load have been all good.
    Is it Stainless or Blued for that price.?
    Also are you firm on the 308 caliber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    The ones I've had anything to do with, the reliability and accuracy with the right load have been all good.
    Is it Stainless or Blued for that price.?
    Also are you firm on the 308 caliber?

    Have the ones you used had holes drilled in the bolt body?
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    Thats the Weatherby isn't it Toby ?
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    Nah howa I just got. It has 3 holes in the bolt body but when in the shop at H&F I noticed the howas there were holeless. personally I think its stupid as shit can get right into the spring.
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    They must be doing them the same these days, I think they maybe a gas release incase of overload etc, well I'm assuming.
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    Yeah is stainless dont think i could go back to blued. Not sure why i like .308 but if theres any other better calibers i would like to know.

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    Reason I asked boith questions is I know where there is a blued 243 scoped etc [Nighteater] , done no work going for 650.
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    Going by my Weatherby Vangaurd (Howa), for a budget priced rifle I was pleasantly surprised. Trigger is a bit creepy. Seams to be lots of pimps out there. If I was going to get another I'd get it in stainless though.

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    Ahh i see. I just like stainless as quite a few of my rifles get rusty pretty quick which gets pretty annoying.
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    Do you not clean them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Nah howa I just got. It has 3 holes in the bolt body but when in the shop at H&F I noticed the howas there were holeless. personally I think its stupid as shit can get right into the spring.
    True, if you leave you bolt on the ground! If you do get shit in there just take the firing pin out, it's a 2 second job on a Howa / vanguard

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    As for Howa's they are great, just a bit on the "fat" side.
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    And be prepared to bed the bases!

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    Yeah i do clean them everytime i use them but i leave them in the safe for long periods and the rust likes to get it the hard to reach places which annoys me.

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    I'm going to use a rail. have warne ringes for it. its at scotts atm getting ai'ed fluted and theaded. Get a carbon stock from stug and she'll be away
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