Hogue stocks

Phil2174

Member
Guys I'm looking at a Howa 1500 varmint with a Hogue stock. On reading a couple of reviews there is mention of the pillar stock being flexible enough to affect POA when (not) using bi pods. Does anyone have any experience of this.
Cheers

Phil
 

Milligan

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I had a Hogue overmould on my remington, it was indeed flexible.
All I can say is that when I changed to an HS precision the accuracy improved but it wasn't bad to start with....
 

Milligan

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There are 2 versions of the over mould job.
The pillar bed, which has flex, and the full length ally one, which doesn't.
Looky here for details.

Seriously, mine wasn't bad, it's just there are better options out there.
 

GWP

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I had the early non overmould stock which was definately flexible a change to the latter stock with pillars gave more barrel float and better acurracy,there are better stocks available but not for the same money.Mines a stainless sporter in 22-250 Dave
 

hairybiker

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Howa 1500

Mine certainly had a flexible stock (one of the pillar bedded ones) which I have now changed. It also had an awful trigger which couldn't be adjusted to my satisfaction, so that has been changed as well. Conclusion - whilst the rifle's OK in an agricultural kind of way, it's certainly no beauty. I wish I had added the cost of the money spent on replacement stock and trigger (well over £200) and put it towards something decent in the first place.
 

Si

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After hearing about the flex problems with the hogue stocks, I opted for a Boyd thumbhole laminate on the .223 stainless heavy barrel version. No flex whatsoever and the new Howas have a two stage adjustable trigger.
 

vincy

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hi mate i have an howa 1500 with the hogue stock with the p8 mod which made the barrel touch the stock all i done was use some sand paper to make it more free floating and i can shoot inside my thumb nail 3 bullets at 100 yds
 

Milligan

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When you say better options do you mean for the rifle whole or just for the stock.

Cheeers,

Phil
I mean for the stock, can't comment on the howa as I've never touched one.
Have a look at Boyd, HS, Mcmillan, Choate etc. It'll give you a scale of what can be had for what ££'s
 

STAN243

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I have a standard Howa in a hogue stock and havnt had any dramas off a bipod. Shoots homeloads into a 10p size hole at 150. Charlie fox hates it.
 

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