You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

Range report for the Howa 1500 chambered in .308

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,899
Liked 2061 Times on 829 Posts
Likes Given: 2706

Default Range report for the Howa 1500 chambered in .308

Range report for the Howa 1500 chambered in .308

Took the rifle out this morning to the range, I got there early and no one was there so I set up and got my target ready. The temp was a crisp 38 deg. And had a light crosswind of about 3 mph.

Fired the first round and everything functioned fine for a new rifle never fired. I hit the target 5” low and 3” to the right. Taking a second shot just to make sure it was not me I hit 5” low and 2” to the right. After adjusting the sight I fired a round It hit center and to the rights ½” next shot was dead on. I fired the next 5 groups of 2 shots were all with in 1/2 “ and one of them was part in the other hole.

The rifle functioned so smooth and felt great to shoot. I can honestly say I am pleased with the rifle. Now if I could just shoot worth a dam I would be happy. It got down right cold while I was out and could not work the hands nor control the rifle well so I called it a day and will go back as soon as I have a far day the really shoot.

opaww is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 02-15-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3517 Times on 1622 Posts
Likes Given: 3590


Sounds like a nice morning there opaww. Good, short barrel break in and looks like your results were good. A little fine tuning with the scope and the rounds and you should be dumping 10 rings all day.


Dillinger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Prairie Dog Country
Posts: 126
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1


Save your empty brass, and think about reloading some 165 Gr bullets using Varget or W 748 powder. The 308 Win is one fine round that makes small groups from a good rifle.
tuck2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
CA357's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1179 Times on 514 Posts
Likes Given: 2978


Congratulations on good shooting with a fine rifle and some time well spent.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Range Report - Garland Public Shooting Range dallas-shooting Range Report 1 06-12-2009 04:01 PM
Howa 1500 Hot Sauce NARC General Rifle Discussion 18 05-12-2009 07:45 PM
Howa 1500 First time shooting Yunus General Rifle Discussion 3 03-31-2009 02:31 AM
Weatherby Vanguard vs Howa 1500 Yunus General Rifle Discussion 2 02-01-2009 04:02 PM