Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by viking499, May 12, 2022.
I bought the heavy barreled action from Brownells and put it in a Boyds Prairie Hunter stock.
I also replaced the cheap plastic factory trigger guard/ mag release with an aluminum unit from DIP. She's not light but is a shooter.
Factory magazines are the only shortcoming.
Nothing wrong with the rugers though, and they are cheaper.
Also I have a cz 527 in 6.5 Grendel (I know it’s not an option but it is a bolt 6.5 Grendel) which I dearly love my Mother in Law wants to use it to deer hunt every year now
.... i am using resized pmc 7.62 russian brass in it. accuracy seems decent. still playing with loads.
...there is a howa in the local gas station, sporting goods store. might have both. lol!
If I wasn’t Savage 110 loyal, I’d be part of the Howa crowd. It has some good things. Integrated Recoil Lug, flat bottom Action, and a decent stock 2-stg trigger.
The only thing I don't like about my Howa Oryx 6.5 GR is the proprietary magazine. Does anyone know if there are other options besides this super cheap feeling turd?
Proprietary? Isn’t it the MDT mag? I guess it’s using a spacer for the shorter Grendel round?
the Oryx chassis will take any AICS magazine. I use the MAGPUL, but also like the Accurate steel mags. I believe this will work & already has the spacer.
I will check it out. I sure hope other mags will fit it. The one supplied by Howa is a magazine only its mother could love.
The bottom metal that uses CZ mags may be my next purchase as I've CZs in 7.62x39 and 6.5 Grendel.
Pretty sure they are proprietary to the rifle unless you get the Jefferson bottom metal that adapts to the CZ mags or one of the internal mag conversions.
I feel the same way about the Savage proprietary magazines. I have also heard many complaints about other makers mags as well.
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