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Howa Rifles??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by fordfan347, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. fordfan347

    fordfan347 Member

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    Anyone have any experience with howa rifles,Im looking for a new predator hunting rifle mostly for coyotes cambered in 22-250.Any thoughts on this.Thanks Brandon
     
  2. EE

    EE Banned User Banned

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    They are a pretty decent rifle for the money. But the only attraction to them is the price. And for even less money a Stevens is better rifle.

    EE
     
  3. Coyote 270

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    One of the best rifles for the money out there. Howa also makes the Vanguard for Weatherby. Have sold and have a 26in heavy barrel 223 that has shot 100's or rounds and will reach right out there and take care of the varmints or milk jugs at 500 yards.
     
  4. dverna

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    For a cheap but accurate rifle look at a Savage with accu-trigger.

    Don Verna
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Savage has the Predator in brush or snow camo with a scope already bore sighted available.

    This is what I would pick if I was in the market. Remington also has a Model 7 predator in camo.

    Mind you, I have 4 Remington varmint rifles and one Savage.

    I would still pick the Savage.

    HM
     
  6. fordfan347

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    Thanks for the info,Im looking for something not to flashy with a matte type finish.I will look into the savage.Also do you guys agree that 22-250 is the right caliber for small predators.
     
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    Great cartridge the 22-250.....Its all you'll every need.
     
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    My vote would be Savage w/ accu-trigger. Bill2
     
  9. Rum River

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    My wife has used a Howa in .308 Winchester for years of deer hunting. It's a well-built very accurate rifle right out of the box.
     
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    the Howa seems to be a good rifle, its a bit heavy though if you plan on carrying it a lot. the savage is good too. don't overlook the new marlin xl series though, great gun for the money. also the stevens mod. 200 its the savage 110 without the accu trigger. you can buy the marlin or stevens for about $350 brand new and they are american made. I work at a local sporting goods store part time, and we have sold a bunch of stevens and marlin lately. only had one rifle returned, a marlin with a weak magazine spring. and everyone says both brands shoot great!
     
  11. Savage99Stan

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    222 is fairly quiet and effective to 250, 223 is like it only a little better, 22-250 is another 30% in range and noise.

    You pays your money and makes your choice. I did really well with a Savage 23D in 22 Hornet when I was a kid (up to 150 yards)...now, a 222/20 Savage 24V is my 'Yote gun and a 223 Contender Carbine is also used if I'm calling on the prairie.

    Since my farm precludes seeing much of anything over 175 yards, I don't need a 22-250 but if I did, I'd use my 243.
     
  12. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I have both the Savage and the Howa. Both are incredibly high quality rifles that are very accurate. The Howa will impress you if you buy it. Again they are both good but the Howa is more like a $1000 - 1500 gun in comparison. It is much more gun than you will pay for.
     
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    Buy a Savage---absolutely the best rifle for the dollar spent...and 100% American made too.
     
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    I like my savage, mine is in 204, really like it even better than my 22/250
     
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    I have for sale a NIB 22-250 Howa.1500 stainless bull barrel thumbhole varminter Laminated gray stock. Asking $700.00 plus shipping. Mark Mauch
     
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    fordfan347, You asked about the Howa rifles, not all of the others. I have Rugers, Winchesters, Remingtons and a Savage, and Howas. I really recommend the Howa. I have a .223 when they said S&W on the side. It will hit anything I aim it at. My son has a Howa in .204 Ruger and it is a "Death Ray" on small critters. My grandson has a Howa (Weatherby Vanguard) in .270 I bought him when he was 16. All of the Howas shoot very small groups and have been trouble free. They cost less than other rifles and they are real quality.
     
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