Howa M1500

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by AznZOhAn, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Looking for wisdom and experience. I found a brand new Howa M1500 308 with 20" heavy barrel fluted, hogue stock, and a Niko sterling 4-16x44 mildot scope for $699.99. Is this a good deal? Is Howa a good manufacturer, and is Niko sterling a good scope?
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Not so sure about the scope. Pretty sure they are a inexpensive Chinese scope. Howa rifles though are very well made. The same barreled actions are used by Weatherby for their more entry level rifles.
     

  3. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Thank you sir, I'll change optics as funds become available.
     
  4. ikeepem

    ikeepem New Member

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    Take a look at the Weatherby Vangaurd S2 24" barrel also..almost the same and the new stocks are nice modeled after the MkIV, about $450.00 and very accurate guaranteed MOA with a great factory set adjustable trigger...I paid a $100.00 more for the stainless in the 30-06...it was the easiest gun I've ever scoped..less then a half box, incredible accuracy...
     
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  5. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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    If you are going to change optics, buy one that hasn't any to begin with.

    I have a Howa 1500 and the Nikko Sterling scope lasted over 2000 firings before I determined the scope was screwing-up; I'm not so sure it actually is.

    If you do get one with a scope, also change the aluminum scope mounts and rings for quality steel ones.
     
  6. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    This will be the 2nd bolt action I've ever owned, is their any kind of break-in period I should know about.
     
  7. TCH2FLY

    TCH2FLY New Member

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    Go to the Howa website,they have a specific procedure under FAQs
    http://www.legacysports.com
     
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