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Howa model 1500 .243

by , Posted to on 10/08/2007 7:29 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/12/2006
Location: ND
I am looking to buy my son a Howa model 1500 .243. I have never heard of this brand before. any information on this gun or brand would be greatly appreciated! Thank You.
Re: Howa model 1500 .243
by on 10/08/2007 8:20 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/16/2006
Location: ND
I have a HOWA in 270 cal bolt action I bought approx 15yrs ago. I paid 450 for it brand new. Great gun for the price I paid. The gun is flawless in performance other then I had to stretch the spring out a bit to push up a little harder on the shells.

Re: Howa model 1500 .243
by on 10/08/2007 9:15 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/27/2005
Location: ND
Just bought a Model 1500 in a 270 WSM couple months ago. Really like it so far. Had trigger adjusted. Got the synthetic stock with the wide forestock. My son dropped a whitetail buck at 350 yds. with his youth tag. We put around 200 rds. through it so far ( I put maybe 50 through it cause I can't get it out of the boy's hands). Paid a little over 500 with scope.
Re: Howa model 1500 .243
by on 10/08/2007 9:35 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/19/2004
Location: TX
Howa has been making quality barreled actions for other companies for a long time have only begun to sell more rifles under their own name in the last 5-10 years. I have a Weatherby Vanguard VGX that was produced in the late 70's by Howa using the same action as the gun you're considering and its a tackdriver with several types of factory ammo. The Smith and Wesson line of Model 1500 rifles were also produced by Howa and had a good reputation for accuracy.

All in all I don't think you can go wrong for the price.
Re: Howa model 1500 .243
by on 10/08/2007 9:47 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
Howa, Interarms, S&W, Mossberg, Wby Vanguard, all essentially the same rifle, and all excellent rifles! They're all fairly accurate and come with a good adjustable trigger right from the factory. I've had 3 in 223 (still have one), 300WinMag, and still have one in 7-08 and one in 270Win. If I had to give a feature I didn't like about them it's that I think they're a bit on the heavy side, but certianly not unmanageable.

Why yes indeed I can walk on water..............but I do stagger on alcohol.

Re: Howa model 1500 .243
by on 10/09/2007 06:25 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/11/2006
Location: ND
I own the Smith & Wesson line in .223, .243, .270, .30-06, & .338. I started collecting them (obviously). I only have positive things to say about them. My first was the .243 back in 1983. It has put down more deer than I can count. My wife now shoots it and loves it as well. It took a little while for me to adjust to letting her use it. There is a custom builder in Casselton that uses the Howa action for most of his rifles as well.
Re: Howa model 1500 .243
by on 10/09/2007 06:37 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/09/2002
Location: ND
I have the S&W stamped version in 25-06.

It's a smooth action for the price. Accuracy is good (better than me anyway).

And the best endorsement I could give is Yes, I would buy another.

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ~ Mark Twain
Re: Howa model 1500 .243
by on 10/09/2007 08:37 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/20/2007
Location: ND
with that howa 1500 you are bacically shottin a weath. vanguard good shotting guns for the price them vanguards start at about $399 for the synthetic plain jane model and each gun comes with a target so u can see what it shoots i think they guarentee like 3" groups from the howa or a vanguard good choice on my bang for the buck
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by on 10/09/2007 1:10 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/12/2006
Location: ND
I ended up getting it. it has a black synthetic stock, barrel is stamped .243 win., and it came with a scope. ended up paying $400. Thank you for the information!
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by on 10/09/2007 1:35 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2006
Location: ND
i have a howa 1500 22-250 with the heavy bull barrel....this weekend i dropped my antelope with one shot at 414 yards...howa makes good guns!!!
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by on 10/09/2007 2:18 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/09/2005
Location: ND
mind if i ask, did you get it at a store, if so, which one?
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by on 10/09/2007 3:05 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/12/2006
Location: ND
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by on 10/09/2007 4:00 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/17/2006
Location: ND
I have a Howa model 1500 .25-06 JSR Classic with a stainless steel barrel and stainless steel scope, Cocky looking gun and very nice smooth action and very accurate. I also bought one for my GF in .243 stainless steel symthetic stock but have yet to sight it in.
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