I have a slot for a 243 on my ticket that needs filling. This will be my first CF and a promised act of generosity from my employer has yet to materialise so money is tight.
I've made some enquiries about a Howa 1500 sporter, the basic one with the Hogue stock.
Any comments about the Howa or suitable alternatives would be appreciated. I would like the option of using a bipod but I have heard that the stocks are a bit flimsy and with a mod and bipod the clearance around the barrel closes up, is this the case?