Came home yesterday from pawnshop with a Howa 1500 in 243Win with a Hogue rubber stock. Took rifle apart, cleaned, and reassembled, mounted a scope. Went to range today to zero scope. Only fired 10 rounds (cheap Federal ammo from Wal-Mart) and my last three were a little more than a 1" 3 shot 100 yd group.
Decided to run a few patches down bore when I got home and noticed the barrel action seemed loose in the stock. Quick check with screw driver told me both stock screws to receiver had loosened. Know darn well I had snugged both of them down pretty good when I had reassembled the rifle.
So, I'm asking if anyone is aware of these Hogue stocked Howa rifles having a problem with screws loosening?