Howa 1500 2 pc base trouble.

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by willfully armed, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I just got my Howa 1500 24'' hvy bbl 223 today.

    Picked up the Leupold Rem 700 long action bases, part number 50016.

    Front base fits fine, rear base interrupts bolt opening.


    Howa, Brownells, Midway all call for 700 LA bases.
    Numerous other forums call for either 700 short action, or Weatherby non magnum mark 5 bases.


    Help........me............
     
  2. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    I've got Leupold Rem 700 SA bases on my Weatherby .223 and they fit fine. From what I can gather the Vangaurd and the 1500 are more or less the same so maybe you can give them a try?

    Hope this helps.
     

  3. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    did you ever get that CZ?
     
  4. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    Nah I changed my accommodation and although it's a much nicer place where I am now it's more expensive so my savings have gone into that.. I'm planning to give myself a new rifle by mid next year though!
     
  5. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    i put the CZ medium rings and a Leupold 6-18x40 on mine. Im loving it. got sub moa at 100 yards with Lake city linked M-60 ammo!
     
  6. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    Bastard! :D;)

    It was a pain in the arse cause I really wanted that gun, I've got a CZ in 17HMR and I absolutely love it.. I really did have to get out of uni accommodation but, the lack of space was sending me bat-sh!t crazy.
     
  7. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    forgive my ignorance, but I assume thats apartments?
     
  8. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    Yeah that's right, sorry about that... There was 700 apartments, 5 five people in each, with a tiny communal kitchen, livingroom and bathroom in every apartment. Not enough room to swing a cat! Needless to say, I only lasted about 3 months..

    I'm interested about the new rifle, what will you be using it as?
     
  9. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    it will be used to turn innocent vermin(AKA prairie dogs, crows, the like) into pink clouds of mist as the Sierra Blitzkings cause them to pop like ballons filled with red food coloring!

    I ordered my rings and scope today. I had Leupold rings and bases, but realized this would be enough clicks. Leupold has 56 minutes of movement. thats good to about 500 yards give or take. But Id like to be able to take them out to 800.

    I took them off and they sit dejected by themselves in the cabinet.

    Im putting Burris signature Zee rings and bases on it. You order ring inserts to make up the scope elevation so you arent relying on scope clicks as much.

    I also chose the Leupold 6-18x40 target, with the target dot reticule. Its a 1/8 MOA dot in fine hairs. YOu can use it to judge distance sinc you know how big your target is(should be)

    Now I get to order dies(lee collet die, full length sizer, micrometer seater) brass, bullets, powder, primers, AHHH!

    its definitely going to be an expensive gun to shoot. Im also going to make a two station gauge to measure bullet runout and neck runout.

    Its a huge difference from loading pistol ammo.
     
  10. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    I really like your description, you've obviously put quite a bit of thought into it! I wish we had the likes of prairie dogs, the only opportunity I get at multiple shots is if I happen upon a particularly active rabbit warren lol. Or manage to call a second fox back after I ventilate the first :p

    Out to 800 yrds :eek: Are you going after vermin or paper at that distance?! That's WAY past my capabilities, I'd love to give it a go but.. That scope and ring setup sounds awesome, I've only got a VX-1 3x9 on mine but it works great for what I need it for; seeing game out to 250 yrds.. It must be great to have a scope that's also a rangefinder but ;) Do you have a chart to do your calculations or do you do them on the fly??

    It certainly sounds like a big investment of time and money but no-one shoots to get rich right? It's a labour of love haha. And the pleasure you get out of it will be more than worth the investment. My uncle is a semi-pro clay target shooter and always says the only way to make a small fortune out shooting is to start out with a big one :cool:
     
  11. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I will have a cheatsheet taped to my stock,once I develop the load for the gun. Ill Likely send it back in to have custom dials put on once the load is developed as well.

    My buddy smoked a dog, after 3 shots at 775 yards with his .204, I figure with practice, I should be able to do that.

    We also take a laser range finder with us.


    800 is what Id like to be able to do. Paper and fuzzies.
     
  12. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    Wow now that's shooting... My best long distance shot is probably a GPS'd 378yrd shot on a roo. I am pretty proud of my 220 yrd hit on a crow with a .22 though! :D