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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2015, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Howa Rifle ?

Any of you all have any experience with this brand good or bad?A salesman at Dick,s that doesn,t even carry em was praising them to no end.Said they are a great value and very well made.I,ve heard of em but never seen one.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-21-2015, 12:56 PM
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Re: Howa Rifle ?

I have one in 22-250. very accurate
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I have one 6.5x55 swede and its as accurate as can be great rifle and follow their break in procedure. They tell you to use windex after every round for the 1st 25 did it and accurate as [censored].
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-23-2015, 04:01 PM
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Re: Howa Rifle ?

Howa is the company that Manufacture's the Vanguard series for Weatherby. They also made the same (Vanguard and 1500) rifle that was sold by Smith and Wesson. I beleive they were also doing the Mk V's when they were made in Japan. Years back when I was working in a Gun shop we carried the Howa and Weatherby bolt rifles, if a Weatherby Vanguard and Howa were sitting next to each other you could not see a difference until you looked at the name. Personally I dont have any Howa marked rifles, but I do have the Weatherby Vanguard. My Vanguard is a well made, accurate rifle for the money.

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I have a 1500 built from a barreled a action in 30-06 and as others have said its very accurate. If you haveing a problem finding one go over to Johnsons in 84. Maryanna will fix you up.

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Thanks for the info.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-26-2015, 10:04 AM
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Have one in the Weatherby Vanguard.....I am impressed by the beefy action and the accuracy of the rifle...I think they are an excellent value
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Thanks for the replies.I would have thought as most people probably do also is that Weatherby would make all of their own rifles.
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Re: Howa Rifle ?

The Weatherby Vanguard has always been made in Japan (40plus years) The Mark V has been made in Japan, Germany and the USA, I might be forgetting one or two. I'm also pretty sure all Weatherby shotguns are made overseas.
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Re: Howa Rifle ?

The synthetic stocked Weatherby Vanguards (HOWAs) that Walmart sold some years ago, were a bargain.

There was no other place you were gonna snag a 300 Weatherby for $399.

Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B
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