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yeah..i was looking at Savage's in .223...but then i found this rifle on consignment at a local gun store. here's the details:

$800

howa series 1500
.223
free floated heavy match barrel
2-piece burris scope rings [the nice ones]
Burris Full Field 2 scope [6.5-20 power, 50mm]
vented stock
harris bi-pod

I'm pretty sure its this one: http://www.snipercentral.com/howa.htm
at least the stock is exactly the same.



am i stupid for not buying it right there?
 

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Howa makes a nice gun with the 1500, Weatherby markets the same design as their vanguard and you can get them to .5 MOA.
 

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Are you going to bring that down to the next Dragonman's get together?
 

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well duh!

i really want to shoot it like nowish, but the weather is too crappy for outdoor stuff right now.
 

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The CZ is a sweet piece but I'm just the opposite. I don't like controlled feed in rifles of this type, I like to be able to drop in singles with out worrying about snapping off the extracter.

Now the CZ 550 Safari on the other hand I will own eventually, I like the classic lines of it. Controlled feed is needed on a dangerous game rifle when you need to know the round will feed no matter what.
 

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burnera said:
well duh!

i really want to shoot it like nowish, but the weather is too crappy for outdoor stuff right now.
Let me know when you go, I'd like to break my long range shooter out also.
 

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Jeremy said:
The CZ is a sweet piece but I'm just the opposite. I don't like controlled feed in rifles of this type, I like to be able to drop in singles with out worrying about snapping off the extracter.

Now the CZ 550 Safari on the other hand I will own eventually, I like the classic lines of it. Controlled feed is needed on a dangerous game rifle when you need to know the round will feed no matter what.
You can get single shot magazine depressors for that. Afterall the /19141917 Enfield and 1903 Springfield were originally meant to have the magazine in reserve, and they were controlled feed.

For bench shooters, yeah push feed might be nice. But you cannot argue that controlled feed is so much smoother, and its cool to have a rifle that will feed upside down.
 

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I took the Howa out today. Great rifle.

Sighting in.
Started high and to the left.


1st 100yd group. The center circle is the size of a quarter


2nd 100yd group. I was having a hard time because i just could not see the bullet holes through any of the scopes available.
I would have adjusted the scope sight-in if i could have seen the holes. :lol:
 

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You can get single shot magazine depressors for that. Afterall the /19141917 Enfield and 1903 Springfield were originally meant to have the magazine in reserve, and they were controlled feed.

For bench shooters, yeah push feed might be nice. But you cannot argue that controlled feed is so much smoother, and its cool to have a rifle that will feed upside down.

I like the on/off switch for the mag on the 03, its just cool.
 
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