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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2015, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Howa model 1500

Have a possible trade lined up for a Howa 1500 in .223 Does anybody have one? How is the accuracy? How is the trigger? Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: Howa model 1500

I have one that is topped with a 4-16 tasco. Mine is a stainless with a synthetic stock bull barrel. When i got mine i got winchester silvertips tips to shoot. It did not like them at all. Then I went back to old trusty remington corelocks. It shoots them great. I can keep a 2" group at 300 yards with mine from a bench. Thats is plenty good for me. That is the gun that i carry for doe now. I like to take head shots. I would not trade mine for any other 223. Good luck with it if you get it.
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Re: Howa model 1500

I had one several years ago.Accuracy was good.Trigger was terrible.I personally felt it was just heavy and cheap.
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Re: Howa model 1500

Thanks. I can probably work the trigger over a bit and make it a little smoother.
I really only want to use it as a predator gun but doe season may be a possibility as long as I can get the groups at 100 yards at an inch or less.
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Re: Howa model 1500

You will not regret it.

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Thanks. I can probably work the trigger over a bit and make it a little smoother.
I really only want to use it as a predator gun but doe season may be a possibility as long as I can get the groups at 100 yards at an inch or less.
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Re: Howa model 1500

I have one in 22-250 and its a tack driver. I don't think the trigger is to bad
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Re: Howa model 1500

They are good guns. Triggers are available the factory ones are tunable. They are Weatherby Vanguards and Smith & Wesson 1500 so all parts are the same.

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