Howa 1500

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by KS95B40, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    This Howa 1500 chambered in .223 is my main prairie dog gun. Quite accurate out to 400 yards (my outer limit at 64yo) with virtually any 55gr load.

    I REALLY like this rifle.
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  2. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Howa is an under appreciated rifle, an improved 700 Rem.
    We have a couple in 6.5 CM, chassis guns.
    They are tack drivers, equaling our Tikkas.
    They are not as refined as the Tikkas, but they are shooters.
     
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  3. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    Japanese manufacturing has always been ahead of the pack and it shows within many industries. The slop, runout, and poor chambers that are common on Remington rifles is non existent on Howa’s.

    They make a great rifle at an unbelievable price. Dan Wesson’s of bolt guns imo. But only cheaper than EVERYONE else, not just their competition.
     
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  4. Olympus

    Olympus Grip Maker and FFL Dealer

    680
    Oct 7, 2011
    Quality is so good, they sell the Howa 1500 action to Weatherby for their Vanguard line.

    I just wished they would have went with a standard magazine well and magazine instead of their proprietary mag. Would be better if you could use an AR mag.
     
  5. BBP

    BBP Enabler Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2014
    We have the 1500 tactical in 308 in the shop. It seems like a very nice rifle for the money.
     
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  6. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    Always liked the Howas.
     
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  7. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Howa 1500 HCR at 800 yds.-
    About a 7.5" group.

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  8. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    . What scope are you using for 800 yard shots?
     
  9. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    The Trijicon in photo was replaced with a Steiner, 5-25 FFP, MIL/MIL scope.
     
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  10. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
  11. daved20319

    daved20319 Active Member

    156
    Jun 27, 2018
    Had a 1500 in .243, nice rifle, every bit as nice as the Remington 700 I had at the time. Not sure, but I THINK you can get it in a standard short action if you're willing to give up the detachable mags. I was thinking of building a budget "precision" rifle around one of those actions, but ended up going with a Savage because it was too good a deal to pass up. Later.

    Dave
     

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