Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: howa 1500

  1. #1

    howa 1500

    anyone know the twist rate on a howa 1500 lightning in 243.are they suitable for 100 gr ammunition.

  2. #2
    1:10 I believe
    "Politicians must be allowed to panic. They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement"
    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

  3. #3
    thanks for that,not rearly suitable for 100 gr then

  4. #4
    I've just purchased a Howa 1500 and managed to get out and try the Geco 105gr and 76gr ammo yesterday. Found the 105 ok, not great groups but was really impressed with the accuracy from the 76gr, even from shooting off the sticks I've picked up.

    I haven't shot either from kneeling or prone as yet (that'll be next Saturday) but I will be going back to my local gunshot and picking up some more 76gr for my forthcoming DSC1 shooting test - at 16 a box in his sale I'm going to stock up.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by topgun View Post
    thanks for that,not rearly suitable for 100 gr then
    they do a .308, thats your 100 grn and raise you 50
    "Politicians must be allowed to panic. They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement"
    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by topgun View Post
    anyone know the twist rate on a howa 1500 lightning in 243.are they suitable for 100 gr ammunition.
    I use standard Federal 100 Grain Power Shock (soft point) in my Howa .243 and accuracy is perfectly fine (2" groups) for deer hunting.
    The ballistic tip V-Shock vermint amo (70 Grains or 55 Grains) is more accurate and achieves 1" groups.
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

  7. #7
    I've had a howa 243 for years.75g vmax for Fox and 100g interlock for deer.Will shoot in your thumb nail all day long.Havnt found anything it doesn't like really.

  8. #8
    Not really the questions but my Howa 1500 (in 223) shoots great! Not the smoothest of rifles but by god, it's effective!

  9. #9
    hi it is 1 in 10

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by topgun View Post
    thanks for that,not rearly suitable for 100 gr then
    hi thay shoot 100 grains ok.under a inch at 100m

Similar Threads

  1. howa 1500 243
    By wildpig in forum Rifles & Calibres
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23-03-2013, 15:32
  2. howa 1500 stainless
    By devonfoxer in forum Ammunition, Reloading & Ballistics
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 20-09-2012, 21:17
  3. Howa 1500
    By shotguntom in forum Rifles & Calibres
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 15-04-2012, 07:51
  4. Howa 1500
    By Cadex in forum Rifles & Calibres
    Replies: 68
    Last Post: 29-08-2010, 20:37
  5. howa 1500
    By the scudd in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-10-2009, 20:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •