Killer Deal -- $250 Howa Bbl'd Action: .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, 22-250

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  1. Forum Boss

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    Forum Boss: I just posted this in the Daily Bulletin. PT&G has Howa 1500 Barreled Actions for $250.00 -- complete with nice 2-stage trigger!

    LINK: http://bit.ly/2fSKvZt

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    Guys, this is an incredible deal — you can get a complete high-quality barreled action for less than the cost of a custom barrel. If you’re looking to put together a varmint rifle project this is a great option — just add the stock and scope of your choice.

    Right now you can save big bucks on Howa 1500 barreled actions, complete with HACT trigger and trigger-guard. Pacific Tool & Gauge (PT&G) sourced a truckload of Howa barreled actions, which are now on sale. Available at $250.00 are: .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, .22-250. All these chamberings are offered with either light- or heavy-barrel contours. There is no extra charge for factory camo finishes.
     
  2. CharlieNC

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    Did not see any info about barrel length or twist?
     
  3. beemanjohn

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    Hi, first post here. It just so happens I got one of these today. I am going to use the action for a 6BR project. So here is what I can tell you. I got the 22-250 with a heavy barrel. It has a 20 inch barrel with a 1-14 twist rate. (I have not checked it myself, but that is what Howa says it should be. They look to be wrapped in some sort of camo. Maybe a hydro-dip? UUUGLY! But I'm sure thats why they are so cheap. It has a 2 stage trigger that is not all that bad for a stock one.
    I am going to mount mine in a Bell and Carlson stock (which is on the way) and shoot it with the factory barrel just to see how it works. Then I am going to buy a high quality barrel in 6mm and have it built into the 6BR. The stock and scope base should be here early next week, so Ill let you know how it works with the factory barrel.
    John
     
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    I didn't, either. The 223 heavy barreled actions are gone already.


    Nice first post, beemanjohn. Welcome to the forum.:) I had a passing thought about doing what you're thinking. Burn out the 22-250 barrel then do the 6br. Problem is, I've done that already. You'll love the 6br.. I have three.:D
     
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  5. hoz53

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    im wondering if these howa actions are better than a r700 in any way ? that is the only reason i would want one.
     
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  6. beemanjohn

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    I don't know about better, but they are a whole lot cheaper. A 700 action is around $350. And then you have to buy bottom metal and a mag. (+$150 or so) And on top of that, there is the Xmark trigger, which is gosh-awful which will have to be replaced right off for another $150 or so.
    The Howa does look nice and stiff, and is flat on the bottom, which "should" make it bed nice. We shall see.
    One way or the other, they are not going to last long at this price.
     
  7. Prose

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    I read today that McGowen is creating a "Howage" barrel to supply aftermarket barrels/nuts for the Howa/vanguard line of rifles.
     
  8. beemanjohn

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    Guys, they still have some 223 heavy barrels for sale. You just have to go down the list and click on each picture 'till you find one is stock. They are not deleting the pictures as they sell. The picture is the actual action you will get.
    BTW, I ran a rod down the barrel of the 22-250 and it is a 1 in 14 twist.
     
  9. 284winner

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    243 & 308 barreled actions as well
    Same price. Helluva good deal.

    Editor: Do you have a link? I only saw .223, 22-250, and .204 Rugers on sale at $250...

    I think the other chamberings may be sold out...
     
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  10. JRS

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    The Daily Bulletin states $250.00 and up. The .243 & .308 are probably part of the "and up".

    EDITOR: NO. Please don't speculate. The "and up" was simply part of a graphic PT&G created some time ago. That does NOT mean there are other units available today. I was the person who wrote the latest Bulletin article. Some time ago other calibers/chamberings were offered at $350-$390 and I explained this in a Deals of the Week feature in mid-June, 2017:

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/06/bargain-finder-90-accurateshooters-deals-of-the-week/

    As far as I know, looking at every Howa 1500 barreled action I can find currently on the PT&G website, only .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, and 22-250 are still available. Please don't suggest otherwise, unless you have confirmed with PT&G or have a link you can share.
     
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  11. 284winner

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    Maybe sold out. A couple months ago these calibers were in the same group with the smaller caliber barreled actions. All showed the same price. Camo, sporter, bull barrel etc. If they are sold out, then obviously there not available. Friend told me about it so I simply googled PT&G barreled action sale. This was and still is in some calibers a great price.
     
  12. DeadWoodDan

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    Just got the last of 2 Howa's I purchased last fall put togeather. Not how I ordered it, but finished better and got to add my own color. PT&G shipped both .223 & .204R with heavy barrels within two weeks. The .204 was not finished in Howa's cerakote, and bare. Quick call and my FFL shipped it back. That's were it got messy. PT&G took a long time and communication was not what I would consider good! After the young lady who took my order stopped replying to emails I started calling, just looking for updates. This started in Oct. so Holiday season and what one of their employees told me was very busy and they are short handed. Well when she stopped taking my calls, I then asked for the owner. That got me in contact with the employee who did the cerakote for me. He was great and text me frequently keeping me updated. When it arrived this week some of the paint had rubbed off from being delivered upside down, really shouldn't have mattered as the cerakote should be very tough. Only we could think of was it wasn't allowed to bake or cure long enough. Its not bad enough that I'm going to return it, Spring is too close. Both are mounted in Boyd's At-One stocks.

    DWD

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