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Howa 1500 magazine feed

20 Apr 2017
@ 12:28 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has any eexperience with the Howa 1550s?

I am going to purchase a Varmint model with the 24" barrel in 308. Comes with a black Hogue stock and a free pic rail for $569. Website is Cleaver Firearms based in QLD if anyone wants a look.

I was wondering about the pic rail and if it causes issues with feeding? Not that I imagine I'm going to be doing too much rapid shooting but still. Is it worth removing it?

either way if anyone cna offer suggestions for mounts that would be great too. I have bitten the bullet and decided to go with the Sightron SIII 6-24x50mm LRMD/CM. There is a guy in South Australia for you Aussie shooters looking for a good price on new Sightrons. His business is scoped out. That rpice is about the same from the US once you factor exchange and shipping rates, plus it's in Australia if there are ever any issues.

Cheers all.


20 Apr 2017
@ 12:30 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Howa 1500 magazine feed
that should say Howa 1500 not 1550[b]


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