I've noticed several posts about the .308 bolt guns out there. Well I've finaly had time to go shoot my Howa 1500 in .308 win. in and it's a keeper for sure. I bought it several years back and with problems on the home front it was put on the back burner so to speak. It came with the old cheap plastic stock and wanting to keep it as low budget as posible I left it that way. The first few times I shot it left something to be desired as it was all over the paper. So I did some 'ol Stanley gun plumbing, bedded the action, then pillar bedded the action screws. Yesterday I spent several hours at the range and dialed in the scope and the groups just kept getting smaller. The only down side is the light weight stock which is nice for carry can be punishing on a shoulder, and this morning I can feel it for sure. But that will pass, I hope :lol::lol::lol:. All in all not a bad shooter for $299.00. Once I work up some reloads for it I'll post some more.........