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Howa .223 reg. barrel

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by longboard, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. longboard

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    Who has one and can tell me about the one's with the regular barrel.
    I know they are the same as the Weatherby and should shoot just as well.
    I had a Savage with the heavy tube on it , and while it was accurate as all get out, the darn thing was a range gun for me due to the weight.:what:
    I would want the Howa for a knock around rifle in the hills to shoot Rabbits and such.
    Thanks for any info.
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  2. rbernie
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    The Howa/Weatherby Vanguard in 223 (non-Varmint) uses a 24" medium-contour barrel with a 1:12" twist. The Howa works well with lighter fodder, but won't shoot much over 65gr with any accuracy.

    It's still a pretty heavy rifle; probably close to eight pounts without an optic but with mounts.
     
  3. longboard

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    Thanks rbernie
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