I managed to get out today and try my new Howa 308.
I've shot several 20 cal rifles (222,22-250,223,243) but had never shot anything bigger so i was a little nervous I purchased a new Howa from Sporting Supplies in Bloxwich (Top blokes) and tried it out today with some 146 grain ggg surplus ammo.
When i started getting used to the recoil i got a little more comfy with the gun, i do think i may have developed a flinch however which i will need to get rid of (any advice would be greatly appreciated). After every 5-10 shots i ran a few patches down the barrel and carried on and found the groups started to close up a little each time.
I'm really happy with the rifle but i will definitely be investing in a muzzle break as it will be used for range use only for the time being.
The trigger out the box is surprisingly good
The bolt has a great feel to it and ejects with ease
The Hogue stock isn't as flexible as i thought it would be on the fore-end, even on the bipod it still left the barrel free floating.
The overall weight isn't too bad either for a 24" heavy barrel!
The only thing i don't like is the safety catch could be a little bit more well made other than that im over the moon
Overall the gun shot well producing sub moa at 110 yards
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