Howa short action

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ricardo, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. ricardo

    ricardo New Member

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    I am playing with the idea of building a rifle, so i would like to find a howa short action, action only ,i know the barreled action can be purchased ,but i just want to take my time and find good deals on things as i go, maybe a couple year project, so action here,barrel here and so on, does anyone know who or were an action only can be purchased,thinking maybe stainless also.thanks.
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of anybody selling bare Howa actions. What you could do is buy a used Howa and rebuild to your specifications. Pawn shops or gun stores usually have some good deals-especially on the off season. Look for 1 that looks as if it's been drug behind a truck. You're going to change the barrel & stock anyway, and it's hard to hurt the action save for surface rust.
     

  3. ricardo

    ricardo New Member

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    May have to go this route, to get a good deal.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Your gonna have a tough time finding one. You should get a barreled action and save the original barrel.
     
  5. ricardo

    ricardo New Member

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    I think you are problably right, but i was hoping to find one CHEAP if there is such, i have found a few used ones, but for $400 i might as well buy new,but i will hold out till i cant take it anymore, which may be sooner than later.i have a weird feeling that this take my time project may get rushed, i get a little excited about stuff like this when i get started.
     
  6. Tuner

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    Legacy Sports International (at the below address) is the importer of Howa rifles and they do offer barreled actions for sale. They do not offer actions only.
    Howa

    You may want to consider looking at the action offerings from Montana Rifle company at the link below. They manufacture a new Pre 64 Model 70 style action in both steel and stainless, short and long style actions. These should make a top quality rifle.

    Montana Rifle Company
     
  7. Tuner

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    Sorry, The email addresses did not come through in my last message, but you can Gogle both Legacy Sports International and Montana Rifle Company and find them easily.
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    The links are there!!
     
  9. ricardo

    ricardo New Member

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    Thanks Tuner,i have been on the howa site, the montana site is new to me, just checked it out, cool site.