The older Howa 1500s were better then the newer ones. I had a gussied up one that did alright for itself
Just how much weight do you want to pack around…. at least that is one of the things I consider in a hunting rifle,,, Google Tikka,, research Tikka … buy a Tikka that fits you!!! Not the rest of us!!!So if I went tikka should I go super lite or varmit! As I have said I like to use for distance target from time to time day 600 to 1000m but also for hunting deer. I like the idea of putting a GRS berserk stock on it?!
I did the same thing. The Howa 6.5 Grendel is a tack driver with good hand loads, but I’m waiting on an Oregunsmithing Pre-fit Stock and their BDL style bottom metal.After playing with both in the gun shop I'd vote Tikka. I did walk out with the Howa mini because Tikka didn't have anything to compete with the Howa Mini. The Tikka felt smoother. I just wanted to play with the 6.5grendel for my younger kids to shoot deer.
IMHO side by side comparisons of guns, to have real credibility, have to be done by shooter/owners who have real life experience with the guns being compared. What one usually encounters are fans of a given brand giving props to their own favorite make.I can’t decide between a Howa or tikka. I would like a stainless barrel not too long and not to short about 22 or 24inch. Want to do a bit of target and hunting if I get a chance and you tell me the pros and cons of each rifle. Thanks
Mossberg Vs Howa
Savage Vs Howa
Thompson Vs Howa
Remington Vs Howa
Bergara Vs Tikka
Seekins Vs Tikka
Semi custom Vs Tikka
Nothing bad about a Howa, but Howa Vs Tikka is a non starter.
Tikkas are fine rifles.......but you speak the truth!Gonna get my backside in real trouble here but I am going to say it anyway.
Around here asking for any comparison between a Tikka and anything, is like going to the Corvette Show at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky (which is just across the road from the Corvette Assembly Plant) and asking …. “Which is better a Ford Mustang or the Chevrolet Corvette.”
In otherwords, a total waste of time and electrons, assuming one walks out alive.
Tikka is pretty hard to beat if your talking factory rifles.I can’t decide between a Howa or tikka. I would like a stainless barrel not too long and not to short about 22 or 24inch. Want to do a bit of target and hunting if I get a chance and you tell me the pros and cons of each rifle. Thanks