Originally Posted by lfcshooter
Hi guys. Waiting for delivery of a Howa 1500 with the varmint laminated stock in woodland finish and would like to get your thoughts and experiences with this rifle.
The Howa 1500 is an excellent action and the .308 is a great round out to about 600 yards. With the heavy barrel, you can shoot a ton of rounds, all day, and not have to worry "greatly" about POI walk and excessive heat.
The Howa is a flat bottom action, with a quality bolt/handle and a superior ejector, so if you were to glass bed it to a quality stock, it will take to it like a hand in glove fit.
I chose the Howa 1500 action to build, for my grandfather the man who gave me my first bolt action, a .25-06 to hunt Michigan deer with all the trimmings (barrel, trigger, stock, Leupold scope and sling).
The Howa 1500 is DEFINITELY a quality action. Of course if you doubt me, you might want to check with a little company called Weatherby.
They are importing the Howa's as their VANGUARD line.