Both are good, and have taken the punishment so far. This rifle deserves better than the factory Hogue stock just as my Remington 700 did. That said, Howa do offer an aftermarket detachable box magazine if that's what you prefer.
I saw first hand what an upgraded Howa 1500 could do when I saw the shooter next to me snapping off easy sub-MOA hits all the way out to 300 yards with a better stock, optic, and trigger while using just a bipod. Good stock As far as varmint stocks go, you would be hard pushed to find a better designed and finished stock for this class of rifle.
In addition to being able to buy a complete rifle from a dealer, Brownells sells barreled actions in a wide variety of calibers and configurations. The actions are a bit stiff when new, but after cycling them a bit they are smooth as butter, and only get better. Home Reviews Howa 1500 Review. As with all other M1500 models, the Howa Hogue Varmint Blued Model chambered in the 308 Winchester has a twist rate that are chosen for each caliber to optimize accuracy and bullet performance.
The exclusive Cobblestone texture further enhances all Hogue stocks by providing an efficient non-slip, non-irritating stippling pattern along the grip and fore end which helps improve handling and aim while at the range or out hunting.
Building a custom Howa 1500 in 223AI. The bolt is totally encapsulated at the front end, rather like a Remington bolt, and so has a good deal of strength should anything untoward go wrong.
I will note that the scope does have a rather short eye relief which made the scope kiss my safety glasses lightly during recoil, but I never had an issue with an actual incident of scope bite. In this post we are going to take a look at the Howa 1500. I did experiment with some reloads and found that 55-grain Nosler Ballistic Tips loaded in front of 34. The wide range of materials used and designs will fit almost any application.
This gives a good strong action from the off. Sign up for the All Outdoor weekly email and never miss our most popular stories.
Sling swivels are a standard feature. When the action suffers a catastrophic failure it is designed to deflect the debris and excess gases downwards through the magazine and away from the operator's face. BARREL Hammer-forged free-floating blued barrels of highest-grade steel are standard on all M1500 models and are chambered symmetrically at centre of axis with head space set to stringent and exacting specs resulting in maximum accuracy and consistent bores.