Howa m1500 thread Show It Off


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snakeman
February 1, 2011, 08:40 PM
Howa m1500 ultralight barreled action in 22-250, boyds jrs stock, Leupold vx2 scope and a couple of normal groups. Group on left is handloads, group on right is hornady loads. I admit I pulled two shots from each five shot group.
Sorry bout the feet! BTW the sheets are flannel, its manly. :phttp://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=135432&d=1296601262
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BrocLuno
February 1, 2011, 08:45 PM
Nice :)

snakeman
February 1, 2011, 08:47 PM
thanks!

G27RR
February 1, 2011, 09:04 PM
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/800600/Howa1500SCELP800600.jpg
Howa 1500 .308 w/ TacOps bolt knob & stock pack
Bushnell 4200 Elite Tactical 6-24x50
Bell & Carlson A2 stock
Burris XTR rings
EGW 20 MOA
Harris bipod

snakeman
February 1, 2011, 09:13 PM
nice rig, I will be building something very similar soon off a stevens 200. How do you like that stock and the bushnell scope? I have had bad luck with the bushnells in the past but never had an elite series.

G27RR
February 1, 2011, 09:17 PM
nice rig, I will be building something very similar soon off a stevens 200. How do you like that stock and the bushnell scope? I have had bad luck with the bushnells in the past but never had an elite series.
Thanks. Post some pics when you're done with your build.

The Bushnell is very good for it's price range. I think they are closing them out right now so it would be an even better deal. It's as good as or maybe a little better than the Nikon Monarch. I have another one on a Rem 700 .223 that I setup like the Howa.

For long range and/or target shooting the stock is great. For hunting or long treks it gets pretty heavy.

snakeman
February 1, 2011, 09:22 PM
Fair enough. I will post pics when I am done. I am going to do everything myself. I figured up that my build will weigh around 9.5 lbs. scoped so it will be for targets and wheat field style hunting. May have to get the bushnell 10x40 elite 3200 mil-dot.

G27RR
February 1, 2011, 09:30 PM
The 10x is a good choice.

snakeman
February 1, 2011, 09:33 PM
Ok it will save me money over my other options. It will have to wait till long after the build is done though. I have a pentax to use for now that I really like.

snakeman
February 1, 2011, 10:07 PM
c'mon guys show off those HOWAS! or whatever else you got

snakeman
February 1, 2011, 10:56 PM
People tell me I am too young to know anything about guns. I will be 24 in a month. What do yall think?

snakeman
February 2, 2011, 12:15 AM
bump

sappyg
February 2, 2011, 12:42 AM
People tell me I am too young to know anything about guns. I will be 24 in a month. What do yall think?

wish i was 24 again. that would be nice.
i'd rather know a lot about one rifle than a little about many. it's to the point that i think i have forgotten more than i know sometimes. my real problem is that i like them all. maybe more than i should.

JD will be along shortly. i respect his thoughts on Howa rifles. i'm sure he will have some nice pics.

keep up the good shooting.

snakeman
February 2, 2011, 01:17 AM
Thanks! Hope this JD catches my thread I love seeing pics from devout followers of their particular brand.

HOOfan_1
February 2, 2011, 02:46 AM
I bought the same model scope that G27RR has on Amazon about 2 month ago for $550 (Bushnell was selling it from their site for over $1,000 and most other places were selling it for $700) The thing about Amazon is that they have a system which will raise and lower the price based on the number of hits a particular item gets. I love the scope, it is the first high quality scope I have ever owned. It is clear, and bright and the image is crisp.

gdcpony
February 2, 2011, 05:20 AM
I don't have it anymore, but here is my old Howa 1500 Varminter Supreme Thumbhole. Swift 6-24 scope. Being load tested with 40gr Nosler BT's and H-335. I ended up at 3/8" groups. Loved the rifle but needed a more handy one for the brush.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs181.snc4/37389_102954739755650_100001233724499_14542_6054041_n.jpg

snakeman
February 2, 2011, 12:18 PM
Fair enough that's a nice gun.

AR27
February 2, 2011, 12:32 PM
Calling JDMorris! It's your time to shine with your beloved Howa!

wnycollector
February 2, 2011, 12:39 PM
gdcpony, that is a sweet Howa w/ boyds stock! I just ordered the same stock but in nutmeg for my blued 24" .308 varmint. Once the stock comes in (3 week back order ;( ) I will post pics to this thread.

Mags
February 2, 2011, 12:52 PM
Here's my 308 heavy barrel.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/hossdelgado/100_0787.jpg

snakeman
February 2, 2011, 12:59 PM
alright now we're moving

SwampWolf
February 2, 2011, 03:45 PM
People tell me I am too young to know anything about guns. I will be 24 in a month. What do yall think?

Well, after following your adventures on another site, if a certain bully there is to be believed, you're nothing more than a wet-behind-the-ears, uninformed, college know-it-all, whipper snapper from Texas. And just wait until bigstick sees those flannel sheets! :neener:
But I know better and find your choice of a Howa rifle and the Leupold scope reflects your knowledge of guns in a good light. I assume your groups were fired @ 100 yards? If so, nice shooting! And you can write that down...:D

gdcpony
February 2, 2011, 04:09 PM
gdcpony, that is a sweet Howa w/ boyds stock! I just ordered the same stock but in nutmeg for my blued 24" .308 varmint. Once the stock comes in (3 week back order ;( ) I will post pics to this thread.
That rifle convinced me that every bolt gun I own must have a Thumbhole stock. In fact, I have an H&R Ultra Slugger with a Boyds TH stock in Forest Camo too. I just ordered a Featherweight one for a .257Roberts in Royal Jacaranda, and a Varmint TH in Nutmeg for a future build of 7x57Ack both on 98 actions.

Now, I just need the money to finish the build on the latter.

Fair enough that's a nice gun.
My wife told me no more than one gun per caliber. Since I wanted a short AR for the 'yotes my g-hog gun had to go. I might get another someday, just in another caliber. It was the best most accurate factory rifle I have ever owned.

snakeman
February 2, 2011, 05:32 PM
Thanks swamp-wolf, and it was a hundred yards. Truth be told that gun and I have shot better groups than those but those were the ones I had on hand.

snakeman
February 2, 2011, 08:18 PM
Are there no more Howa Hoarders?

JDMorris
February 2, 2011, 10:46 PM
Sorry I was late, I have been busy and not on THR as much as usual, school, girls, the early morning grind, keeps me busy.. :(


http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_0117111518.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_0117111525.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_0102111748.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_0116111410.jpg

Groups, too? OK...
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/sniper%20rifle/1030002330.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/sniper%20rifle/1102002031a.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/sniper%20rifle/1102002029.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_1222102235.jpg

Handloaded rounds, gun shoots better, but I have to work the load up.. :)
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/0117111816.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/0117111816a.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_0117111816d.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_0116111411.jpg

Also, a bit further out at 300, still sub MOA.
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/TEHLEGITGUY/Guns%20shooting%20hunting/downsized_1222102237a.jpg

sappyg
February 2, 2011, 11:08 PM
Gonna hafta get me one of those Howa rifles. ;)

Float Pilot
February 3, 2011, 02:13 AM
I just traded into a Howa 1500 Stainless 22-250 a couple hours ago.
I have to do something about a better stock. This one is a black plastic deal which is just a few notches above a Ram Line.
I will do a trigger job on it tomorrow.

JDMorris
February 3, 2011, 07:52 AM
You'll enjoy it, also, the trigger gets better as you shoot it, mine is still set at factory.

wnycollector
February 3, 2011, 08:18 AM
I have to do something about a better stock.

You might want to check these folks out http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-Weatherby-and-Howa-s/2.htm

viking499
February 3, 2011, 10:12 AM
I just traded into a Howa 1500 Stainless 22-250 a couple hours ago.

Let us know how you like it once you get a chance to try it out.

snakeman
February 3, 2011, 10:24 AM
nice shootin jd! Keep that up! How do you like that eagle stock pack?

snakeman
February 3, 2011, 10:30 AM
If you are interested in a boyds stock, but want to see one on a gun before you buy one take a look at my gun in the first post.

viking499
February 3, 2011, 12:39 PM
I wish Boyds made the bluish laminate thumbhole for the Howa.

snakeman
February 3, 2011, 12:54 PM
Yeah that would be nice...Maybe we should mass e-mail them and they will make it!

JDMorris
February 3, 2011, 07:46 PM
I reccomend the stock pack 100% to any bolt rifle shooter, It's very nice, holds 5 rounds on the outside, and has a zipper compartment for anything you want, ex: Load data, or a Ballistic card, even more ammo? a Dime for adjusting a scope..
Anyway, If you don't like the Hogue stock it's easy to replace, although mine works for me :)
I might replace it with a boyds or maybe a B&C, although, I'm trying for all A's to get a serious target rifle.

gunhog1950
February 3, 2011, 08:16 PM
I guess this one would qualify , its a Howa by another name ,My Mossberg 1700LS . It's a 270 and the stock was just to sweet to take out http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/mossbergman/Mossberg%201700LS%20-%20270/1700LSX4pics.jpg so with a little searching I found an old stock Bell & Carlson syn. camo stock. now I can use it http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/mossbergman/Mossberg%201700LS%20-%20270/1700LSBCstockII.jpg Gotta love 'em by any name :D ~~ GH50

snakeman
February 3, 2011, 08:44 PM
ooh purdy!

snakeman
February 4, 2011, 04:12 PM
bump

snakeman
February 10, 2011, 10:27 PM
just thought i would open this thing up again

ISO1600
February 11, 2011, 12:44 AM
my buddy just got a M1500 setup in 270. I didn't really know what to think about Howas until i shot his. I'll prob be getting one soon in 308.

Beentown
February 14, 2011, 08:09 PM
Howa Custom Varmint in .308 wearing Grim Reaper Dednutz and Vortex scope. I haven't even been able to shoot it yet :(

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc329/beentown71/Howacell.jpg

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc329/beentown71/P1080161.jpg

Beentown

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