Howa 1500


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hilltopper55
May 27, 2009, 08:53 PM
Greetings, I need some advice. I just purchased the Leupold 1 piece mounts for the Rem 700SA. They are too short for the 1500. I was told they are the same mounts. Should I have purchased the Long action mounts?

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jimmyraythomason
May 27, 2009, 08:58 PM
What caliber is the Howa?

hilltopper55
May 27, 2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks , The Howa is 223. When I tried to install the Remington 700 Sa 1 piece base, it left the rear hole exposed. It just looked too short.

jimmyraythomason
May 27, 2009, 09:08 PM
The mount only uses 3 screws. The rifle is drilled for both 1 or 2 piece mounts. If the front 2 screws and one rear screw fit ,you are good to go. Use a plug screw in the unused hole. I have the same mount in LA on my 30-06 Howa 1500 Lightning.

hilltopper55
May 27, 2009, 09:10 PM
Thanks for your help. That will work.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
May 27, 2009, 09:17 PM
Yeah, it's the same (Rem & Howa). Probably just that extra vestigial hole you don't use.

Samgotit
June 7, 2009, 09:27 PM
I missed this thread when I posted a new one today.

I'm under the impression that a Rem 700 LA base will fit Howa.

See this:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=454959

Edit: figured it out.

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