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Howa 1500 Action Drop-in?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Bird Dog II, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. Bird Dog II

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    I asked this question in another forum and didn't get a lot of responses, not enough to feel confident anyway. I have an adult length Hogue stock for a Howa 1500 (short action). In came in a two stock .308 youth package, but unless my son gets a lot bigger than I (doubtful) there will be never be a need to change his out to the 1" bigger stock. The "youth" stock is super handy as is even for me at 5'9". I have had great success with both 1500s I've owned and I absolutely love the Hogue overmoded stocks in the field. Legacy Sports' catalog lists 1500 barreled actions. I'd kind of like to get one in .223 Rem or 7-08 for this extra stock I own.

    So if I got a barreled action for my spare stock, would it be as simple as dropping a Howa 20" lightweight #1 contour barreled action in and mounting a scope? Or is there more to it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kp321

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    Should drop right in. Do the barreled actions come with floorplate and magazine box?
     
  3. Bird Dog II

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  4. Shagg

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    Yes, the barreled actions come complete with everything but the stock. I bought mine and put it in a Boyds stock and it fit very well.
     
  5. SilentScream

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    Yeah should drop in no problems. Maybe some slight cleaning up of the barrel channel, but that should be minimal at the most.
     
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