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Howa 1500 6.5x55 anybody got one?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by br549arkie, Aug 10, 2007.

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  1. br549arkie

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    I've been thinking about trying to find one of these for some time now.Appears Howa is no longer offering this chambering (6.5x55) and I read someplace it was dropped because of accuracy problems in the model 1500
    Can anybody who has or had one tell me if it had decent accuracy?
     
  2. R.W.Dale

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    I had one briefly, I don't recall EVER shooting a good group with it.
     
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    That's what I was wondering about.Someone who had actual experience with one.I don't insist on 1 inch groups but I sure ain't happy with a rifle that shoots 3 or 4 inch groups either.
     
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    That's about the best this particular Howa would do I could shoot better groups with my other 6.5x55 a Swedish semiauto AG42 , Now I've had other howas that were pretty good shooters
     
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    THANKS for this thread. I,too, was looking for a Howa in 6.5, but could not find one. I was "told" that there was an accuracy problem, and am grateful for some real world experience.

    I very much wish Savage would bring out a 6.5x55 in there Stevens line. I would probablly buy two or three. I have 3 Swedish Mausers that are just to nice to chop up. Old 112
     
  6. R.W.Dale

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    You can buy an Encore barrel in 6.5x55
     
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