I did the same with mine, it shot great before but now it shoots even a little better...I re-stocked my Howa 1500 25-06 (came as a vanguard 2) with new H-S Precision stock --> in my opinion way better feel and stiffer than the Hogue that came with it, but more a matter of preference than in accuracy. It does make for a heavy combo though.
I'm guessing that's the creedmoor chamberings taking over the niche. It must be a hard market to get a footing in, with all the other beloved rifle brands out there. Between this and the loss of the Alpine Mountain, it seems like the chances of me ever getting a Howa are going down, even though I'm sure they still make a great quality rifle.It appears the 7mm-08 is no longer an option.
I noticed that too but it appears that Weatherby is still offering the caliber in some rifles and ironically enough Bergara added 7mm-08 as an option in most of the B14 line and some Premier Series models.It appears the 7mm-08 is no longer an option.
Following. Im looking to cut weight on the exact same rifle for the same reason...Howa 1500 .270 rifle.
Need a youth/bantam/woman’s stock for my weight sensitive 5’0” wife.