Howa 1500 in .223?

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andy66
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by andy66 » 28 Mar 2018, 08:33

Sounds frustrating.

There is so many things that can cause a poi shift its unreal. is the 2 inch shift in the same direction every time?

Steps I would take before shooting any more rounds would be

Check for clearance between the barrel and stock whilst in the shooting position using 2 sheets of paper

Remove the scope and refit rail using locktite.

Use a different scope

Check action screws are not coming slack, mark them and monitor if they turn

Then zero the rifle, move over to a large target board with 9 targets all 1 ft apart 3 rows on top of each other. Then shoot 1 round at each target on the left row starting at the top working down, same for the middle row and same for the right row and make note if any changes happen.

poppy mae
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by poppy mae » 28 Mar 2018, 10:55

If its the standard Hogue stock without the aluminium insert , more than likely to be your problem , know of 3 rifles in 243 had poi issues with cheap hogue stock , 2 of them now swopped to a Boyds , the other a nice walnut job , solved the problem straight off !

andy66
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by andy66 » 28 Mar 2018, 19:00

poppy mae wrote:If its the standard Hogue stock without the aluminium insert , more than likely to be your problem , know of 3 rifles in 243 had poi issues with cheap hogue stock , 2 of them now swopped to a Boyds , the other a nice walnut job , solved the problem straight off !
Yes your right if he has the houge stock that's more than likely the fault, I forgot that howa still supplied this crappy stock. Boyds or GRS is the way to go.

mole trapper
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by mole trapper » 28 Mar 2018, 20:12

Wow! Again thanks again for such great help.
My plan also is to strip it back to its bones, loctite every screw, reassemble and try it. If this fails I will try a different scope "really not keen on this Nikon scope anyway", then if that all fails it's back to the gun shop who know I'm not a messer and will hopefully come up with a solution.

poppy mae
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by poppy mae » 28 Mar 2018, 20:19

Is it the standard hogue stock ? Any aluminium skeleton insert ? scope change wont doit or loctite if it is...

John_fes
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by John_fes » 29 Mar 2018, 07:49

If you have a sound mod fitted have you also tried it with the mod removed?

whitehackle
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by whitehackle » 29 Mar 2018, 13:04

On my howa 223, the rail did work itself loose quite quick after I bought it new. I put these in with locktite and have never had problems since. Iv had this gun for 4 years. I ran it for 2 years in the houge stock with no problems it all. Infact it shot alot better than 1 moa.

mole trapper
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by mole trapper » 29 Mar 2018, 14:33

OK, I'm not playing anymore! Wasted the day messing about with it, tried all sorts, totally frustrated.
Got the .308 out, one shot, centre of the bull, thank god for that.
So tomorrow I'm popping the combo back to the gun shop and see how they fair.
Will report back with findings .
Thank you all again for your advice.

andy66
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by andy66 » 29 Mar 2018, 15:46

mole trapper wrote:OK, I'm not playing anymore! Wasted the day messing about with it, tried all sorts, totally frustrated.
Got the .308 out, one shot, centre of the bull, thank god for that.
So tomorrow I'm popping the combo back to the gun shop and see how they fair.
Will report back with findings .
Thank you all again for your advice.
Nightmare, nothing worse than getting frustrated with a poi issue. Hopefully your rfd will get the issue sorted for you.

whitehackle
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Re: Howa 1500 in .223?

Post by whitehackle » 07 Apr 2018, 17:37

Have you sorted this issue out?

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