Howas and Vanguards

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Howas and Vanguards

    alright guys, lets get the Howa thread up and running before those Remington guys get theirs up.

    just finished tarting up my Howa stainless varmint a bit more.
    after 2 yrs of looking for one without overseas ordering, Adelaide Gun Shop are selling all sorts of Bell & Carlson stocks for Howas.
    so,.............I got the "light tactical/varmint".
    here's a couple of pics.
    scope is loopy vx3 (6.5-20x50)
    she shoots 1/2 MOA for 3 shots (when I do my bit right!!!).

    with original Hogue stock & a DIY cheek piece.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	howahogue.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	66.2 KB
ID:	20603

    Click image for larger version

Name:	howahogue2.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	96.1 KB
ID:	20604


    with the new B&C varmint stock & new scope.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	115.4 KB
ID:	20600


    Click image for larger version

Name:	image_2013-09-28.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	121.8 KB
ID:	20601



    Click image for larger version

Name:	image_2013-09-28-2.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	120.6 KB
ID:	20602

  • #2
    I can help and contribute to this one.

    Howa 204 Sitting in a Boyds Prairie Hunter Laminated Stock in the colour Pepper - 3-9x50 Nikon


    Howa CMC Mountaineer in 222 sitting in a Boyds Thumbhole Laminate in the colour Forest - 12x Leupold M8


    Howa 22.250 sitting in a Boyds Thumbhole Laminated in the colour Pepper with a Zeiss 6.5-20x50 sitting on top
    Whacking Varmints is my passion!

    Comment


    • Vromme
      Vromme commented
      Editing a comment
      TO VARMINATOR (I hit wrong link button )

      If Im not mistaken you really 'Whacked' those buggars

  • #3
    I need to update my pics for the new B&C varmint stock, but here is my Howa 308 in its old BlackHawke stock.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	image_2013-09-28.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	25.6 KB
ID:	20674

    Click image for larger version

Name:	image_2013-09-28-2.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	24.0 KB
ID:	20675
    Target was shot at 200m in high winds, ignore the flyers I don't usually bother shooting in high gusty winds.
    Not suitable for mature audiences

    Comment


    • Guest's Avatar
      Guest commented
      Editing a comment
      I told you that stock was rubbish several but did you listen to me?? noooooo

      What colour BC did you get? I got the tan with black webbing

  • #4
    Basic black mate, nothing wrong with the stock it just didnt suit what I wanted to do with the rifle.
    The recoil reducing part of the Blackhawk worked a treat and it would be a good stock for a walk around rifle but the Howa isn't gonna be a walk around gun.
    Not suitable for mature audiences

    Comment


    • #5
      This is my .204 Ruger HB SS in a boyds laminate thumb hole stock, Weaver Superslam 3-15X50....so far all I can say is it shoots like crap (needs a bedding job) and the scope is amazing, clarity is as good as a mates $1000 Sightron don't recall the model.
      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_31891.JPG
Views:	17
Size:	42.7 KB
ID:	20815

      Comment


      • speerchucker
        speerchucker commented
        Editing a comment
        Originally posted by Nathan.S" post=3095
        This is my .204 Ruger HB SS in a boyds laminate thumb hole stock, Weaver Superslam 3-15X50....so far all I can say is it shoots like crap (needs a bedding job) and the scope is amazing, clarity is as good as a mates $1000 Sightron don't recall the model.
        how many inch pounds have you touqed the action screws
        Attached Files

      • Recoil
        Recoil commented
        Editing a comment
        Well I better make my first post here with a pic of my Howa .223 B&C stock, the scope is a cheapy Olivon 4x16x44 which will be replaced soonish. Shoots pretty good with American Eagle red or black box.

    • #6
      This is my first shoot out at the range....AKA 3000 acre paddock at 100 metres.
      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0596.JPG
Views:	17
Size:	43.6 KB
ID:	20835

      Comment


      • Varminator
        Varminator commented
        Editing a comment
        Originally posted by Nathan.S" post=3109
        This is my first shoot out at the range....AKA 3000 acre paddock at 100 metres.
        That's a bit bloody ordinary ol mate, you definitely need to get that barrel touching down the LHS sorted and try the 39gn BK's with either 2206H or 8208 (both work well in my Howa 204) then I reckon you will be happy with it.

        Open up the barrel channel Nathan (I thick piece of dowel with sandpaper wrapped around it works well) and definitely get the 39bk's and it should shoot well.

        Here's some picks of groups I've shot with mine whilst doing load testing.

        Best groups (3 shots) with 8208




        Best groups (3 shots) with 2206H






        28.1gn 2206H and 39bk @ 140m (5 shot group from cold/clean bore).
        Attached Files

    • #7
      ouch i fell sorry for you a 204 and it shoots like that good luck with it

      my 204 would do that with noslers but liked VMAX 40g

      Comment


      • #8
        Some Howa porn:













        Guns don't kill people, Chuck Norris does.

        Comment


        • Guest's Avatar
          Guest commented
          Editing a comment
          Where did u get that stock from (the green one)???

      • #9
        Originally posted by Pitty" post=3325
        Originally posted by Varminator" post=2930
        I can help and contribute to this one.

        Howa 204 Sitting in a Boyds Prairie Hunter Laminated Stock in the colour Pepper - 3-9x50 Nikon


        Howa CMC Mountaineer in 222 sitting in a Boyds Thumbhole Laminate in the colour Forest - 12x Leupold M8



        Howa 22.250 sitting in a Boyds Thumbhole Laminated in the colour Pepper with a Zeiss 6.5-20x50 sitting on top
        More alias's than a pornstar.....
        And then some! New site, new handle - that's the way I roll :P
        Whacking Varmints is my passion!

        Comment


        • kodiak74
          kodiak74 commented
          Editing a comment
          Hey Varminator - whats the bipod your running on the 22-250 and is it as good as it looks ?

      • #10
        I the spirit of extra content

        My Fox Rifle: Howa 1500 .223 Varmint Fluted, Boyds Thumbhole, NF NSX 5.5-22x50


        Click image for larger version

Name:	after.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	29.8 KB
ID:	21203

        Click image for larger version

Name:	Target_2.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	55.1 KB
ID:	21204

        Comment


        • DeadMeat
          DeadMeat commented
          Editing a comment
          Business up front... Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20180109_183528.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	319.6 KB
ID:	282720
          Party out back... Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20171228_080758.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	171.9 KB
ID:	282721

      • #11
        OK Guys, I'm in.
        At least we got in before all the Tikka Fans.
        Bear with me as I try to figure out how to add a photo...


        Click image for larger version

Name:	Toys.small.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	17.2 KB
ID:	21599


        .243 stainless sporter, S&K "Ambi-thumbhole" laminate in woodland green. 5 rnd DBM, 3-12 Nikko Stirling Eurohunter.
        I'll be upgrading the optic when finances allow, but it will do for now.
        I'm hoping this setup will be adequate to denonate a fox at 200 metres.

        Col

        Comment


        • Varminator
          Varminator commented
          Editing a comment
          Nice one Col - I like the S&K Stock.

      • #12


        Have posted this before on the old forum, but can't let the new forum off the hook without shoving my Howa in your faces again
        For Christmas he will be getting a few upgrades, in the form of a nice Vortex scope and a Harris bipod.
        Hopefully a McMillan A5 stock too if I can squeeze enough juice out of the wallet. I'm not a fan of the Boyds or the B&C stocks.
        We use 43 muscles to frown,
        17 to smile,
        and 2 to pull a trigger.
        I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.

        Comment


        • Guest's Avatar
          Guest commented
          Editing a comment
          Originally posted by El Slaughtero" post=4983
          Have posted this before on the old forum, but can't let the new forum off the hook without shoving my Howa in your faces again
          For Christmas he will be getting a few upgrades, in the form of a nice Vortex scope and a Harris bipod.
          Hopefully a McMillan A5 stock too if I can squeeze enough juice out of the wallet. I'm not a fan of the Boyds or the B&C stocks.
          Mind me asking what scope that is?

          picking up my first Howa tomorrow! .308 blued sporter, green hogue stock, nutmeg boyds prarie hunter ordered. Not sure what optics to run, but have narrowed it down to three choices. I won't be able to afford to scope it for another few weeks yet though

      • #13


        Needs a paint job... too shiny!! But very nice to shoot. Burris MTAC scopes are THE DICKINS' BUSINESS imho, super clear at all magnifications and very reasonably priced.
        Roses are red, mud is brown, Windows up, loud pedal down!

        Comment


        • #14
          Does anyone have a howa in 300 wsm? I'm was thinking 300win mag but the barrel burn worries more, don't really wanna rebarrel atn1000 rounds where the wsm is supposed to be good for 3-4000.
          Also wsm are short action with gives more stock options.

          I want a 300 wsm blued varmint barrel as I wanna shorten it to 18" which is the shortest to go with out losses on a wsm.

          Thanks guys M
          "shoot straight shoot quick"
          Coonan 357 Magnum semi Auto- like shooting a laser!!!!!

          Comment


          • #15
            could you re-chamber a 308 to suit?

            Comment


            • speerchucker
              speerchucker commented
              Editing a comment
              a lot of work in that the mag will not feed and you will have to open up the bolt face
          Working...
          X