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    howa 1500 floor plate conversion

    does anyone on here know if a floorplate conversion is available for the 1500 sporter barreld rifle is available.i know thar was doing a homemade version.
    Last edited by topgun; 04-09-2010 at 09:04.

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    Hi Topgun

    Here is link to the OEM kit.

    At last a magazine conversion kit for weatherby and Howa rifles which is sensibly priced.

    http://www.weatherby.com/product/accessories/shootersaccessory/40440

    Even at £1 = $1 that is not too bad a price.

    ATB

    Tahr

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    Topgun I have put my old post back on as it might be of intrest of newbies on here.

    As a number of guys on here know I have been working on a Detachable Magazine conversion for my Howa 1500. Here is the finished product, “no CNC machining was used in the construction of this conversion.” So it was back to my roots using bench fitting hand tools.

    I wanted to keep the new bottom metal to the same profile as the original Howa floor plate, this would mean that I could then put the original back in the stock at a latter date if I so desired.

    For magazines I used one from a Remington, but I modified the feed lips on these mags to make them a double stack but feed from the central position like Accuracy International magazines. One down side was that this turned the 10 shot mag’ into a 9 shot. The five shot mag’ is just a cut down 10 shot with a new alloy bottom made for it.

    The new mags’ make chambering a new round much nicer with less resistance on the bolt, the bullets now make contact with the feed ramp ½ to 2/3 the way up compared with the bottom of the ramp with the standard rifle.

    The mag’ release catch is operated like a Badger Ordinance one, you just push it forward to release the mag’ I kept it small so you were least likely to catch it while stalking ect. It would be no problem to make a larger one for a range gun.

    The 9 shot mag’ was wanted for my hunting trip to NZ, we fly out on Friday. We will be shooting wild boar among others animals and from past experience out there I found a 3 shot mag’ a bit limiting when the dogs hit a big mob of pigs. I am sure 5 in the mag’ would be fine but it will do no harm to have a few extra. The total cost was £12 for one mag’ and £16 for the other but don’t ask me how many man hours.



    The mag’ in the middle is a 5 shot Tikka one.


    Here you can see the mags’ feeding from the centre position.


    The original Howa floor plate next to the roughed out new floor plate the trigger guard was TIG welded in place then dressed back as was the magazine box guild (not shown).


    The 9 shot mag’ next to a Tikka 595 5shot for comparison.


    5 shot mag’ fitted.

    Best rgds

    Tahr

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    Roedale in Germany make a mag system with AI 5 or 10 shot mags.
    Very good quality and easy to fit.
    I fitted my Howa 22-250 with one and it still works perfect with the rifle rebarreled to 308 now.
    www.roedale.de go to webshop.
    edi

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    Thanks Edi. just for your info, we have one for the Tikka T3 also ( you are setting up for a T3 stock with that Tikka of yours aren't you?) and you can easily fit the Howa version to a number of other actions, especialy the older Tikka and Sako actions.

    regards Pete

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    I see that Highland Outdoors is selling a conversion kit and wondered if anyone has fitted one and what their experience is.

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    I've just bought a Howa 22-250 Varmint barelled action which I'm putting in a Boyds stock. I originally bought the Highland bottom metal (bottom-plastic) and detachable mag at the time I put the order in, but took them back when I picked up the rifle. Very poor quality plastic and feels very flimsy. I'll stick with the steel folding floorplate with 5 shot mag.

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    I have one Roedale Howa Aics bottom metal without magazine spare, if someone is in need.
    edi

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    I have one Roedale Howa Aics bottom metal without magazine spare, if someone is in need.
    edi
    Bugger wished I had seen this before I ordered one.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by howa243 View Post
    I see that Highland Outdoors is selling a conversion kit and wondered if anyone has fitted one and what their experience is.
    MY RFD has been trying since June to get me one from them - I enquired in May to Highland Outdoors about them and I am still waiting for a reply!!
    TonyC

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