S&W 1500 (Howa) rifle


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Bought this 30/06 today for a helluva deal. Thanks much @chatham/kj !!
Best I can tell it was made in the late 80's. It's got a very smooth bolt, factory adjustable trigger, and a DNZ scope mount. Have a Redfield Rebel 4-12x40 scope on the way. Now to get to work loading up some ammo for it.
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I had one of those mid 1980s S&W 1500s,,, mine was in 7mm Mag,,, loved it,, Howa made some good rifles back then


Twelve Pointer
I got the weatherby style .25-06 sporter in my pic above with for $500....The black stocked one in my pic above. It came with a Nikon Buckmasters scope, Timney trigger, Bell & Carleson stock, ~120 rounds of loaded ammo, Lee dies, and enough components (brass & projectiles) for another 100 rounds. It's probably the best gun deal i've ever got, and probably the best i'll ever get...lol. Older guy built it for a pronghorn setup, went out and took a pronghorn, and wanted to let it go to someone who would get some use out of it.

I just picked up the gray stocked Howa in .308 win for $750. Has a 20" threaded barrel, Bell & Carlson M40 stock, MDT rail, and 100 once fired Norma Brass. 100 rounds through it. Just picked up a Vortex Eagle 4-16X 42 scope from Academy at 50% off for it. $150 and normally $300. Pretty decent setup for $900 all in.

Eric Revo

Old Mossy Horns
All those commercial Mauser-style actions are similar and tend to be bedded the same to make them even more accurate than coming from the factory. A few minutes with a dremel and some bedding material of choice and you can have an almost bulletproof hunting set up. The one piece mounts make it even more sturdy.

45/70 hunter

Twelve Pointer
Laser bore sighted. Surprisingly the clicks are more positive than on the Revolution. Initial thoughts are this has VX1 type glass. Will know better once on the range.