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Thread: Howa 1500 .223 Varmint Semi Custom.

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    Howa 1500 .223 Varmint Semi Custom.

    Just testing the water here chaps.

    Howa 1500 stainless action (Coated)
    Bergara 1-8 Twist Stainless barrel (cut to size and threaded and coated)
    Mag conversion
    Rifle Basix Trigger
    Rail and ring set
    Boyds Laminate Thumbhole pillar bedded

    Ill be looking for 1500

    Any thoughts on the cost?

    I should add, I'll be offering this set up in popular calibres.
    Last edited by Jager SA; 10-01-2014 at 14:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    Just testing the water here chaps.

    Howa 1500 stainless action (Coated)
    Bergara 1-8 Twist Stainless barrel (cut to size and threaded and coated)
    Mag conversion
    Rifle Basix Trigger
    Rail and ring set
    Boyds Laminate Thumbhole pillar bedded

    Ill be looking for 1500

    Any thoughts on the cost?
    I assume its brand new ? honest opinion , its pricey ,how much is the standard rifle with cheapo scope , rail, mounts ,10 rnd mag, moderator, bipod and plastic case ? about 1k , yours has no mod , scope or bipod , on a plus you have a quality barrel and trigger but I doubt it shoots much better than an original one as out of the box they are tackdrivers.

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    All brand new components will be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    All brand new components will be used.
    Oh I see , you are intending to build it as a semi custom, so how will it be better than an an off the peg job ? ie accuracy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johno100 View Post
    Oh I see , you are intending to build it as a semi custom, so how will it be better than an an off the peg job ? ie accuracy .
    Yes it will be a semi custom build, as will the others. As with any bespoke fitted hand lapped barrel you'll see consistency and improved accuracy. Yes I know Howas are accurate that's why I like the actions.

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    IMHO you would have to offer a fair improvement over the standard set up , say guaranteed sub .5moa , if you could offer that then I think it might fly.Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johno100 View Post
    IMHO you would have to offer a fair improvement over the standard set up , say guaranteed sub .5moa , if you could offer that then I think it might fly.Good luck.
    Thanks for the comments.

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    Maybe the re barrel isn't needed?

    All the other items sound like they could be tempting. My Howa shot amazingly after a bed and trigger job.

    ATB

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Maybe the re barrel isn't needed?

    All the other items sound like they could be tempting. My Howa shot amazingly after a bed and trigger job.

    ATB
    The custom barrel I'd of thought is the whole point really. Thanks

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    I could be tempted, I will let you know in April when we see how cash flow is after buying missus a new motor, a moderator included would complete it well IMHO.

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