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Old 12-13-2014, 05:47 PM
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How good are the Howa rifles? I like the looks and the feel of them. Where are they made at? Any input would be helpful.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:12 PM
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made in japan, but pretty good rifles, sold as the weatherby vanguard, they use to be sold as the S&W1500, nothing wrong with them.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:40 PM
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Yep, very good rifles with a good 2 piece trigger and all have a 3 position safety!
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:55 PM
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The older ones have two way safeties. Also Mossberg had their name on it too, as the Mossberg 1500, 1550, and 1700 I have 2 vanguards, a smith and wesson, and a howa. All nice rifles, a real bargain. Personally I liked them better with the older two way safety.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bbj270 View Post
The older ones have two way safeties. Also Mossberg had their name on it too, as the Mossberg 1500, 1550, and 1700 I have 2 vanguards, a smith and wesson, and a howa. All nice rifles, a real bargain. Personally I liked them better with the older two way safety.
The comment in my post was based on the idea that the OP sounded like he's talking about buying a new gun!
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:50 PM
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There are a lot of good "entry" level boltguns out there right now.

Howa is one of them !!!
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Originally Posted by cuda67 View Post
How good are the Howa rifles?
Very good. I'd buy another in an instant if I needed another rifle.

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:54 AM
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My 14 year old farm beater is a Howa .243. It is an accurate and extremely reliable rifle. Early on, I free floated the very flexible Tupperware stock. That rifle goes through hell riding on tractors, 4 wheeler, pickup, etc., in all sorts of weather, and it never fails. I do clean it occasionally.
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Great rifles. Action platform is shared with the Weatherby Vanguard among others and also the newer Nosler rifles copied it. I have one in .243 with the Hogue stock, picked it up almost new for $290. Can't beat em.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:31 AM
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i was considering buying a howa as a predator rifle. i have a friend that loves his
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