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  1. Budget (ammo) for a precision rifle

    General Discussion
    This is my first post, so please don't kill me. I've had this question for weeks, and I've not been sure who to ask since I know I would get polarized responses. I'm thinking about purchasing a precision rifle. Maybe a Howa HCR, building my own HOWA 1500 on a chassis, RPR, Savage Stealth...
  2. Weatherby Vanguard Series 2

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Has anyone bought one of the series 2 yet? I heard about this rifle a couple of months ago, and still havent found a decent review on it. I find it almost unbelievable that Weatherby is offering a sub-moa rifle for $489 msrp. Cheaper than dirt has them for sale at $440, but I havent seen them...
  3. Opinions needed, Howa 1500 Ranchland Compact

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Been looking for a rifle for my niece, the Howas weren't even on my radar, but I looked at a couple of them at a gun shop the other day. I really liked how it looked, felt, and shouldered, and the price was pretty good, too :-). Trigger seemed pretty decent, but that can and probably will...
  4. .308 caliber for wife

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    My wife is looking for a hunting rifle, something not too expensive and that doesnt say Remington on it. She will be using it for elk and Nilgai. Anything smaller she will use her bow. Gun is probably going to be used maybe twice a year. She is looking at the Howa 1500 in .308. She doesnt...
  5. Need rifle opinions

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    New poster here, BTW. I ran across an older model Mossberg Model 1500. On the barrel, its stamped "made by Howa." This rifle is chambered in 30-06. I can get a heck of a deal on the gun, but I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with this model from Mossberg. I'm not expecting much...
  6. HOWA rifle safety notice, bolt recalled

    Warning Notices and Recalls
    In the December 2002 issue of the American Rifleman (p. 85) is an Important Safety Notice concerning Howa rifles made between 1970 and 1993. I just read it last night, while perusing the magazine. Anyway ... "Howa Machinery Ltd. of Japan is performing a safety upgrade on all Model 1500, 1550 and...
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