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Packout 06-11-2020 11:00 AM

Howa 1500 Hogue- Thoughts?
 
Anyone have experience with the Howa 1500 Hogue? Weight, accuracy, overall?
Thinking of going this route on a caliber for my wife and daughter.

Critter 06-11-2020 11:17 AM

I have a Weatherby Vanguard which is a Howa rebranded rifle and the accuracy right out of the box with factory ammo was outstanding.

With only 3 shots I was hitting where I wanted to and then I got down to some serious shooting with Hornady factory ammo. The next 5 shots were all touching in a ragged cloverleaf. I do even better with homemade ammo.

I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a Howa...

PBH 06-11-2020 11:26 AM

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Howa .223!

My daughter slammed an antelope with it a couple years ago:

https://i.imgur.com/W1iBKGw.jpg?2

https://i.imgur.com/x0FwDXK.jpg?1

Packout 06-11-2020 03:21 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Looking at a 6.5 PRC.

PBH- Tell your daughter nice shot!

taxidermist 06-11-2020 06:08 PM

I picked one up earlier this year in a 308. Great shooter for a $500 rifle.


Why a 6.5 PRC? Not knocking your caliber choice, just curious. I have a couple pre 64 .264 Win Mags, and a custom 6.5-06 AI. Great bullet and shooters!

Packout 06-12-2020 09:11 AM

A couple buddies have the cartridge and like them. One says he will reload whatever I want for it if I buy the components. Most guns I see in that caliber are over $1k and this one is around $400, so......
I have a 257 Roberts in a Rem Mtn rifle. I should probably just doll that up, but I feel the 6.5 prc would give a few more options.

taxidermist 06-12-2020 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Packout (Post 2182057)
A couple buddies have the cartridge and like them. One says he will reload whatever I want for it if I buy the components. Most guns I see in that caliber are over $1k and this one is around $400, so......
I have a 257 Roberts in a Rem Mtn rifle. I should probably just doll that up, but I feel the 6.5 prc would give a few more options.

It would give you a heavier bullet choice. The heaviest bullet in the .25 is a 120gr. 6.5 I believe you can go as high as a 145gr. I load 140gr. in my .264 WM.

waspocrew 06-18-2020 06:39 AM

Assuming it's a 1:8 twist, you could load up to the 156 gr berger. My brother is having excellent results with his 6.5 PRC and 147 gr Hornady factory ammo. Reasonably priced as well.

DallanC 06-18-2020 08:53 AM

7mm08, just say'n. Huge range of bullets weights available. Little brother of the 280.

-DallanC

RemingtonCountry 06-18-2020 01:05 PM

Aside from the caliber talk, I just picked one up a few weeks ago in the plain ole .270 Win. I know, I know, .270 Win is outdated, but for some reason I have an attraction to old calibers that my family has used for generations! I have yet to shoot it, but the stock feels nice (similar to Browning's Griptonite). I have 4 Weatherby Vanguards that have the same barrel, and all of them are TACKDRIVERS. I assume this will follow in line with those!


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