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#1 Single Six

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:27 PM

Couldn't pass up the deal. Has a cheap nikko? scope, need to learn 'bout scopes and get a better one, and find out a load for knocking the stuffing outta yotes. Stumbled across a couple poking around in the desert and was rifle-naked, they wouldn't let me get close enough for .45, reminded me to get back on the rifle.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:27 AM

Congrats on the new rifle. Id prolly keep the scope at first, it may be better than you think "unless its really not what you want" If yours is a synthetic stock, see if its free floated. I had to open the barrel channel in mine, because the stock forend was hitting the Barrel. Try to make it shoot as is, then replace whatever.. Good luck with the new rifle!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:56 AM

Thanks, I'll look into floating it

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:22 PM

Way to go .Howas are good rifles :) .

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:52 PM

Congrats! Love my Howa .308 varminter supreme.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:18 PM

$275.00 used. Think I got a good deal. So far, it's as accurate as I am, which isn't very accurate, ha!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

good deal. I don't think a Nikon is a cheap scope even the prostaff models which is the lowest model is still real clear.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:55 AM

Not Nikon, it's Nikko....never heard of it and it looks cheap.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:40 AM

Yeah, Howa has been putting those on their Package deals for a couple years. My Buddy bought the Axiom, and thats what it came with. Pretty much Simmons/Barska/BSA grade scopes.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:44 PM

I see now I mis read that :good: . yeah probably not a good scope one bump and it is off.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

......Pretty much Simmons/Barska/BSA grade scopes.

The new Simmons scopes are actually pretty nice. I had one on a Springfield sporter 30-06 that I sold and I think I miss the scope more than the rifle.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:27 PM

Can't beat the deal from Turners. I picked one in .308. Its been on several hunts with me, and it has performed very well. The scope is not the best scope out there, thats for sure, but i'm not saying its crap either. Its held its zero no problem, and its pretty decent in low light. What I don't like is that Houge stock. it feels nice, and grips well, but it is way to flexible. All in all its an outstanding starter/budget rifle.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:56 AM

Pretty much Simmons/Barska/BSA grade scopes.

YEP, and that's saying it nicely! One is really downgrading their whole rig with any of those. However, I have found the Nikko's to make great paint stirring sticks... so not all is lost!

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:55 PM

I have two Howa 1500's I bought them both from Turners. Bell and Carlson is your friend. Especially the medalist line.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:53 PM

Thanks for the input. Please expound. Accuracy increase? How much? Thanks

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:02 AM

You'll pick up increased accuracy with a bedded action (either using a bedding block, glass bedding or pillar bedding) and the Bell & Carlson Medalist stocks offer an aluminum bedding block that the receiver bolts into. This provides increased stability and they are also designed to free float the barrel. They're not too expensive either, considering what you get.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:04 AM

Yeah...I did pop the stock off, it's kinda like a big rubber ducky.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 11:07 AM

Nice going on the rifle, I would take that scope to the range you might be surprised at how well it does... MHO

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:55 PM

I intend to. Got some Gold Match Fed to see what she'll do.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:02 PM

The problem with those cheap scopes is if you bump them they get knocked off easily.I am sure at the range it will be fine.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:56 PM

i have the howa 1500 in 308great gun :good: love minei put one of the hawke scopes on it.the perfect touch i must say :)thanks red once again :)




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