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  1. H

    HTX Noob Checking in

    Howdy all! I'd never planned on shooting PRS or long range and then I met a certain purveyor of Mediterranean food at a certain range on the west side of town (if you know, you know) and now I'm hooked. I recently "finished" my first Budget Build (I work in the Public Sector and have 3 teens...
  2. biometrician

    Firearms SOLD 6mm ARC Howa Mini SOLD

    Like new- only 40rds fired. This rifle is a joy to shoot (super accurate and no recoil), but I need money. What you get: Howa 1500 mini action with 20" heavy barrel, B&C M40 stock, MDT bottom metal, 2x MDT magazines, Area 419 muzzle brake, Harris bipod, MDT 20moa rail, Vortex PST2 3-15 (mrad...
  3. M

    MDT xrs Howa 1500 action screws

    Hey fellas! This is my first post here. I've recently bought a Howa1500 in an XRS chassis. After my first time shooting (less than stellar) I noticed my rear action screw was slightly loose. I've since sat the chassis and barrel up, put the screws back in & retorqued the action screws to 65...
  4. 9

    Look at that crown - new crown needed?

    Hi, edit: fixed it! Cheers, 9.3x62
  5. O

    Howa 1500 bolt wear.

    I have a Howa 1500 LA, that I have put about 300 rounds through, but I have cycled the bolt quite a bit to run it in. But I have noticed right behind the one lug, the bolt has a wear mark that I'm not sure is supposed to be there. See pictures. I'm also wondering if I should lap my lugs, since...
  6. wyo_lrhs

    SOLD Howa 6mm Creedmoor

    Howa 1500 SA 6mm Creedmoor 26", 1-7.5T, Threaded 1/2-28 B&C M40 Stock Howa Factory BM APA Gen III Little Bastard Gun has roughly 230 rounds on it. I'll have to check my notes to verify but is somewhere close to that. Gun shoots excellent and is in great shape. I've taken a muley buck at 750...
  7. wyo_lrhs

    Accessories Yardsale, Tikka Barrels, Stocks, Random Rings, bottom metals, etc.

    Cleaning up around my garage and I've got a pile of things to get rid of. Tikka Barrels: Shouldered McGowen 6.5 SAUM, 24" 1-7.5, threaded 5/8-24, Savage Magnum Contour, Brand new $420 shipped Shouldered McGowen 300 WSM, 18" 1-9, threaded 5/8-24, Remington Magnum Contour. Has roughly 150 rounds...
  8. remidog89

    Firearms Howa 1500 Mini Action 6.5 Grendel, MDT, Timney - Price Drop

    Howa Mini 6.5 grendel BA from Brownells. Factory trigger and factory 20" heavy barrel included. Zero round count on action and both barrels, never left the gun room. Preferred Barrel Blanks 22" heavy varmint 900 contour barrel. 1/8 twist threaded 5/8x24, barrel nut and wrench included. MDT 20...
  9. coderz

    About To Buy A Rifle in .308 Win Steyr Vs. Bergara Vs. Howa?

    Ok, 6.5 creed is out before anyone says anything. I reload my own ammo, and 30 caliber bullets like .308, 30-06 and eventually .300 PRC are what I want to stick to, but thanks ;). All of these rifles are within a few hundred of each other which makes this hard. I've been eyeballing and just...
  10. K

    Howa 1500 .308 168gr or 178gr??

    I just picked up a Howa 1500 American Flag Chassis in .308 and am having trouble deciding on what bullet to run. Ideally I would try multiple but finances are a little tight so hoping to get a head start and see what people like running. As of now I am looking at running either Hornady ELD-M or...
  11. A

    Firearms Howa 1500 .243 Winchester F/S $450+ shipping / fees

    Greetings all, COVID Sucks, So I'm selling things to re-coup funds (pilot, went without work for a long time) I have a Howa "lightning" .243 Win(I think the lightning model indicated a 20" light barrel, bolt knob hollowed, and receiver milled from factory). Its always been around an honest 1.5...
  12. C

    Tikka, Bergara or Howa..

    hi guys 👋, In the process of looking for my first rifle, this will be a 243. Used mainly for deer stalking and varmints just now. Looking to eventually get into some target shooting. I have narrowed it down to the tikka, the bergara and the howa. Other rifle suggestions are more than welcome. I...
  13. J

    SOLD Howa 1500 6.5CM 24" Threaded in KRG Bravo (FDE)

    I have a gently used Howa 1500 6.5CM 24" Threaded in KRG Bravo (FDE) chassis. Rifle has 275 of American Gunner 140gr down range and groups 1/2 MOA 5 shot groups at 100 yards with it. Howa 1500 6.5CM 24" Threaded Barreled Action (HACT Trigger set at 1.25lb and can be adjusted up as needed) KRG...
  14. S

    Howa 1500 Trigger. Help Needed!

    First time posting, so hopefully I’m in the right sub forum. Okay so I am apparently an idiot. I have seemed to have lost my trigger adjustment screw over time. I was pulling my gun apart today and noticed it was missing. Can anyone tell me the specs of this piece so I can hopefully pick one...
  15. A

    Light primer strikes with crater?

    At the range today, I noticed quite a few of my fired cartridges had these light (ish) primer strikes with craters. I’m using a howa 1500 in 6mm CM and using Starline small primer brass, Winchester small primers and Hybrid 100V, slightly higher than medium charges. The pic has what looks to be...
  16. O

    Gunsmithing Muzzle brake torque/crushing a rifles crown?

    I am working on installing a muzzle brake (Precision armament m4-72) on my heavy barrel 308. I chose to get the PA accu-washer shim set to time the brake. I chose the one I thought was correct, but when tightening down the brake, I could not get it to index properly. Didn't use a torque wrench...
  17. O

    Gunsmithing Securing buffer tube to Howa HCR chassis

    Hello all, Im new here, and this is my first post. I have a quick question about buffer tube/stock mounting on aluminum chassis rifles. I recently acquired my first precision rifle, a Howa HCR (got a killer deal btw) and i decided to have the chassis cerakoted. Not wanting to shell out the...
  18. R

    Howa 1500 7mm Rem Mag

    Longtime lurker, first time poster hoping to get some input from those in the know. I just picked up a Howa 1500 in 7mm Rem Mag at auction. Someone has put some love into it, sinking the barrel/action into a Knox SpecOps tactical stock, mounting a rail system, reworking the trigger, and...
  19. S

    Howa 1500 .243 groups

    ...I like the new site layout... Well, I finally finished building my first "Sniper" rifle. (I quote the word sniper because I am not a sniper and this rifle will most likely never see any sniper-time) I like it so far... It is heavy, but that equates to shooting comfort. The bolt slides very...
  20. B

    Rifle Scopes two questions, Howa rail, ring height

    1) Who makes a 20MOA 1-piece rail for a Howa 1500/WBY Vanguard besides Roedale precision? 2) I have Leupold low PRW rings holding my scope onto a Roedale rail on my Sako 75 at the moment, the scope sits irritatingly high. What's another quality option for lower 1" rings than the low PRWs, but...