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Thread: Howa 1500 upgrade

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    Howa 1500 upgrade

    Hi i have a howa 223 with a houge stock and nikkon scope with atec mod. Just wondered what its worth? Prob had less than30 shots from new.

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    Is it worth me keeping it and use it for a foxing outfit with nv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan71 View Post
    Is it worth me keeping it and use it for a foxing outfit with nv?
    If you can afford to keep it (and need a dedicated nv rifle) then I'd say yes.

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    No shops around here will take s/h rifles. Even the guys who sold it to me. I need a 243 as all i see is roe!

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    Possibly just get it re barrelled ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weejohn View Post
    Possibly just get it re barrelled ?
    One way to go and you'd get a good job done by James at jäger. But you might pick up a second hand .243 howA for around the price of a re-barrel

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    You cannot re-barrel a 223 to 243 without a change of the bolt.

    Your rifle is really worth as a trade in perhaps 30% of list price.

    The dealer might try to sell it second hand for 70% of list, but is taking a chance that it won't need warranty work, and has their (borrowed ?) money tied up in it as stock for maybe a long time.

    Trade price on Howas is very keen, compared with list. Why would a dealer want your rifle, when they can sell a brand new one for not much more, guaranteed by the importer and no stock holding necessary, delivered to order.

    Or advertise it privately.

    Keep it, and buy another. It is a very good rifle and it would be a shame to let it go for peanuts, unless you are really strapped for cash.

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    Shhhh...300 Whisper. If you're into handloading and a bit of wildcatting it'd be a lovely thing.
    Deer legal when supersonic and quiet as owt for foxes when subsonic.

    Out of a 22+" tube it'd be pretty effective.

    Just a weird option for you

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    Buy a matching Howa 1500 in .243 or 7mm-08 or .308 Win.

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