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    Howa 1500 Magazine System

    Guys we started way back fitting Badger mag systems to Howa 1500s and Tikka 595 /695's. by using the badger you had to mill the nose in the loading port away in the Howa to get the mag in and also had to make an extension for the front mag system tang which meant gunsmith work, Fine for a custom build but time consuming. We had Tom Manners do a standard Howa inlett in the top of the stock coupled with a Badger inlett in the bottom.
    We then developed a mag system similar to the badger with an extended tang at the front to get the screw in the right position without having to make an extension on the mag system. still having the mag positioned a fair way rearward and still machining the nose in the mag well away on the Howa action.

    We figured there had to be an easier way, and a way in which a rifle owner could fit the mag system him self without having to seek the services of a gunsmith for action machining and stock alteration.

    We've had our "do it your self, practicaly no fitting required" mag system on the shelves now for a while and have been fitting it to our RH40 T rifles.
    Ive been meening to get around to posting something on here for a while,. and whilst the workmen are installing my spray booth and the lathe and milling machines are unplugged awaiting moving, i figured i might aswell do something usefull.
    hence here are some pics of the system.
    Its basicaly a near enough drop in, all that is required is to enlarge and set back slightly the 4 corners of the magwell in the stock, it can be done with a dremel in about half a minute, or with a round /half round file in 5 mins.
    Tom Manners and a couple of other stock manufacturers will be getting a mag system so he can inlet directly for it, but it is very very easy to get in the standard Howa inlet if you haven't got 2 left hands.
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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    Excellent Work! Going to be watching this topic!

    any idea on a RRP yet?

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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    in our webshop ready to ship.
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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    Hi Pete, we've spoken on the phone a while ago.

    I have a .223 Howa with the laminated stock. I'm assuming the drop in mag system will fit, will it?

    Next question, is it possible to fit a Howa action into a remy 700 stock? (It's complicated, but if you want to know, pm me!)

    Do you have Howa actions. I have a barrel on order and I'm looking at action options. looking at building a .260Rem or 6.5x47 Lapua. (Yup, the barrell is in 6.5mm). Comments/opinions?

    How much for the detachable mag system??

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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    I Did see that after my post, unfortunately im not quite that rich at the moment.... (saing that prob not for a long time in the current climate)

    but it is a nice bit of kit.

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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    Pete, do you make this in the long action?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    Dazzler, send me an email ive a 99% prototype thats going cheap.

    Neil. the mag system will drop in if you dremel out the corners of the mag well in the stock. the kit comes with full pictured instructions and fitting guide, its a piece if cake to do, some of the factory stocks need a little more taking out than others and we include some washers as the height tollerances on the stocks vary a bit.

    its possible to fit just about any action in any stock, but its never as good as a dedicated inlet.

    Howa is a great base for a .260 or 6.5x47. ive usualy between 20 and 40 howa actions on shelf

    we should do the rest of the forum mate, send me an email.

    Chad, we will shortly, ive built a few .338 Lap Mag's on Howa actions and as good as the Badger magsystem is, converting it for the Howa is a time consuming job i haven't the time for and i couldn't convince Marty to do a Howa ( same goes for Glen) so we did it our selves. what caliber you looking at? we get a lot of requests for a 30-06/9.3x62/8x57/6.5x55 etc system and i need a system for .300WM - .338LM rifle builds, both are in the pipeline, waiting on production mags for the non magnum cals. ( prototypes are done and work) magnum cals will use the AICS corresponding mags.
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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    I am VERY interested in this....I have a Weatherby Vanguard 300WSM that could benefit from this...I'm assuming the Howa1500 and my Vanguard are the same. Please forward me information.

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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    Looks good, will send you a PM for more info.

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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    The trigger, firing pin assembly and outside consmetics of the bolt on the Vanguard is different, but thats about it.
    mag system will fit.

    we've been retailing these at €275 without a mag, as that put em at exactly the same as what a Badger system for a remmy costs over here with the importe etc. but due to the extreme alteration in the exchange rates, we are just about to include a magazine with the system.
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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    I made a dozen of these 10 months ago and still have 2 left.. To say it isnt a big seller here in the US is an understatement,lol
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    Re: Howa 1500 Magazine System

    Hey Guys,

    I am in need of a 6.5mm-06 Ackley Improved detachable magazine bottom metal and 10 round magazines. How is the outlook of this?

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