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    Howa 1500. Opinions please.

    I would like peoples opinions on the Howa 1500. I am thinking of getting one in 7mm 08. I like the weight of them and the short barrel. Even with a suppressor on they are still a well balanced rifle. My son made me put the smiles on.

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    I have 2 (well one is a vanguard, but same thing with a different name) in .223 and 7mmRM, they are awesome rifles for the money, both of mine are tackdrivers, the .223 I have not even bothered bedding as it shoots little bughole groups straight out of the box.
    The only complaint I have ever heard about them is the weight, I prefer a slightly heavier rifle so that doesn't bother me.

    You won't be disappointed.

    Are you looking at the ranchland version?
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    Go for it have heard nothing but good things about them
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    Get one, they are great rifles. Not to sure about 7mm08? 308 would be my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    ... the .223 I have not even bothered bedding as it shoots little bughole groups straight out of the box.

    You won't be disappointed.
    What he said

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    Have a 308 wby vanguard, feeds well, shoots well good solid rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    I have 2 (well one is a vanguard, but same thing with a different name) in .223 and 7mmRM, they are awesome rifles for the money, both of mine are tackdrivers, the .223 I have not even bothered bedding as it shoots little bughole groups straight out of the box.
    The only complaint I have ever heard about them is the weight, I prefer a slightly heavier rifle so that doesn't bother me.

    You won't be disappointed.

    Are you looking at the ranchland version?
    What He said. Got .223 and 30-06. Great rifles, Tack drivers both of them, Hunter 308 knows my 06 and I almost turned him LMAO

    By the way I have a black Houge stock in Long action or a short action plastic stock sitting around the you can have for $50 each if you want to just get the action

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    Good to go

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    Yes i am thinking of the Ranchland version Spudattack. And i may take you up on the offer of the stock irgnz. Thanks very much.

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    I'm interested in the long action stock,can we have a look please?
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    I've got the 7mm-08 and love it. I like the weight and dont mind having it over the shoulder for a day, got a limb saver with the soft rubber grip. Likes the 140gr Rems
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    For the money they look like a great buy, I'd buy one over a similar remmington, say, of course the T3 is only a little more. Have a think on what ammo as 308 and steel barnual is pretty cheap shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irgnz View Post
    What He said. Got .223 and 30-06. Great rifles, Tack drivers both of them, Hunter 308 knows my 06 and I almost turned him LMAO

    By the way I have a black Houge stock in Long action or a short action plastic stock sitting around the you can have for $50 each if you want to just get the action
    Wadda ya mean almost turned me lol hell the howa is on my list of brands to choose from .

    People are saying the 308 is better than the 7mm-08 as far as I am concerned the 7mm-08 is better in terms of higher BC bullets similar hitting power to the 308 and shoots much flatter than the 308 , If I had my way I would be going for a 280rem but as others here have convinced me the 708 will do exactly what it says on the tin and howa don't make rifles in 280 and I think they damn well should but then there is my infatuation with the .284win aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter308 View Post
    Wadda ya mean almost turned me lol hell the howa is on my list of brands to choose from .

    People are saying the 308 is better than the 7mm-08 as far as I am concerned the 7mm-08 is better in terms of higher BC bullets similar hitting power to the 308 and shoots much flatter than the 308 , If I had my way I would be going for a 280rem but as others here have convinced me the 708 will do exactly what it says on the tin and howa don't make rifles in 280 and I think they damn well should but then there is my infatuation with the .284win aswell.
    Then just get a 7mmRM

    Much heavier than the ranchland though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Then just get a 7mmRM

    Much heavier than the ranchland though.
    I have a date with a 7mmRM if I ever get down to Oamaru to catch up with a mate for a hunt until then no thanks the 280 and 284 would be my limit at this stage for big boomers actually I just can't see the point in magnum cases when most other calibers are fully capable even though you need to get that little bit closer.
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