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lbwar15 07-01-2012 07:47 AM

Howa 1500
 
My wife surprised me with a new xd45 last week for my birthday.

We went to academy a few days ago and she noticed a pink camo howa 1500 in .243. She tried to get me to buy it for her by using the I just bought you a new gun card.

I have absolutely no knowledge of this brand. I am not one to buy a gun because of the color or the way it looks. Especially one with a $700 price tag. I would rather buy one I know is reliable and will work 100% of the time, such as a rim 700 or a win 70 and then make it pink.

Dose anybody have any info they can share on this riffle. Should I just follow my gut filling and buy a 700 in .308.

Marlinman 07-01-2012 08:33 AM

They are a good gun.

lbwar15 07-01-2012 08:45 AM

Is it worth $700 without optics? I looked it up on YouTube a guy said he got his for $500 with optics and bipod.

SSGN_Doc 07-01-2012 11:34 AM

Price seems a little high. I had a 1500 in .30-06 several years ago. Good gun, very accurate. My brother-in-law talked me into selling it to him. Back then (late 1990s) I paid $350 for it.

They are essentially the same rifle as a Weatherby Vanguard. Howa makes the barreled actions for those.

ineverFTF 07-01-2012 12:53 PM

Howas are good guns yes. I would say no on the principle that its pink :p. but for 700 eh look at a rem 700 you can put a new stock on it real easy

lbwar15 07-01-2012 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ineverFTF
Howas are good guns yes. I would say no on the principle that its pink :p. but for 700 eh look at a rem 700 you can put a new stock on it real easy

That's what I won't to do. Plus if I git it in .308 I can keep the other stock and use it to.

ineverFTF 07-01-2012 01:12 PM

If you dont like the rem 700 mossberg has a good rifle out for 300 bucks. Dont know if you can find a pink stock or not though

lbwar15 07-01-2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ineverFTF
If you dont like the rem 700 mossberg has a good rifle out for 300 bucks. Dont know if you can find a pink stock or not though

I have actually bin looking for an excuse to pick up a 700 in .308. I guess I should advantage of it lol.

ineverFTF 07-01-2012 01:22 PM

Go for it man. And if she bugs you about the color pick up a stock for you, and her.

ineverFTF 07-01-2012 01:23 PM

308. Recoil wise is not to much more than a 243. So she should be fine


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