Howa varmint real life use

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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by PCHammond » 15 Mar 2019, 4:50 pm

Cal-ApeR wrote:Nice work mate. Good shooting.

PCHAMMOND - owned a tikka before buying a Howa. Both shot well but the tikka was slightly more accurate and much smoother bolt . Trigger was very crisp too. The Howa was bought new for a great price. It suffered from a crappy trigger though. They have improved significantly since then. It copped a beating and I didn't feel bad. The $900 difference in cost had me being way too protective of the tikka. Babied it too much.

Both get the job done well. If cost was an issue, I'd definitely recommend the Howa, especially over the cheap line ups of today, i.e Ruger American, remember 783 etc. If mid range budget, you'd be very happy with a tikka. Big budget would have me buying Sako any day. The Howa to me is a tool that does the job well. Look after it and you can't go wrong. I convinced my mate to go this way. Can't go wrong


I completely understand this.

I know the Tikka would be better, but for the price of a Tikka you can get a Howa in a chassis. But on the other hand, a Tikka is a Tikka and I could choose to improve it in the future too. For the price difference between the Tikka and the Howa, I could improve the glass by alot though. And threads like this showing how good the Howa groups makes it real difficult!
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by Die Judicii » 19 Mar 2019, 9:31 pm

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If yer mate is thinking heavy, he can come and carry mine for a while,,,,,,,,,,, :lol:
I have a non fluted varmint Howa in 22/250,,,,,,, and believe me it's a "sit,,,,,,,,,, wait,,,,,,,,,,, and,,,,,,,, snipe rifle.

Love it to bits,,,,, but F@ck me it's heavy.
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by duncan61 » 19 Mar 2019, 10:17 pm

That HOWA looks a lot better than my effort with a paint tin.In 22/250 it would have some reach as well
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by bigfellascott » 19 Mar 2019, 10:20 pm

duncan61 wrote:That HOWA looks a lot better than my effort with a paint tin.In 22/250 it would have some reach as well


It's a bloody good cal I reckon, it certainly smacks em hard and at long ranges too, I love that real thump sound when it hits home :D
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by duncan61 » 19 Mar 2019, 11:42 pm

One of my adjoining properties when I did roo culling were keen on me cleaning up their block and the nephew turned up to show me around the area.He bought along his 22/250 man he could get from a long way but I would venture it made twice the bang my softloaded .222 did
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by bigfellascott » 20 Mar 2019, 6:56 am

duncan61 wrote:One of my adjoining properties when I did roo culling were keen on me cleaning up their block and the nephew turned up to show me around the area.He bought along his 22/250 man he could get from a long way but I would venture it made twice the bang my softloaded .222 did


Yeah she's running quite a bit more powder so it stands to reason she goes off with a good bang :D I like the little 222 it's a nice mild cal to shoot and gets the job done very well within it's limits but the 22/250 really lets you tag stuff way out yonder with good authority, I can happily shoot the 222 without ear muffs but not keen on doing so with the 22/250 well not for long anyway. :lol:

The good ol earsplitloudenboomer as I call it. :D
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by Die Judicii » 20 Mar 2019, 4:29 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
The good ol earsplitloudenboomer as I call it. :D


I call it "ROATS" mate,,,,,,,,,,,,

Reach Out And Touch Something

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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by Die Judicii » 20 Mar 2019, 4:36 pm

duncan61 wrote:That HOWA looks a lot better than my effort with a paint tin.In 22/250 it would have some reach as well


The camo on the stainless barrel etc. is that "stretch and stick to itself" fabric.
Good stuff, and cheap to boot. :thumbsup:
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by bigfellascott » 20 Mar 2019, 6:01 pm

Die Judicii wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
The good ol earsplitloudenboomer as I call it. :D


I call it "ROATS" mate,,,,,,,,,,,,

Reach Out And Touch Something

:lol:


:lol: :lol: I like it, they sure can smack em at long distances alright, I remember red misting a fox at 260 odd metres one night, it looked like a firecracker went off behind it with the blood spray :D
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Re: Howa varmint real life use

Post by Diamond Jim » 23 Mar 2019, 3:04 am

The difference in price between a Howa and a Tikka can buy an awful lot of ammunition to sort out the idiosyncrasies of the Howa. I don't own Howa, I have a CZ but my brother has Howa and it is great value for the money. It's a Varmint model and it is a beast to carry and to shoot offhand. From a rest it is a laser.
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