View Full Version : Howa or savage

12-20-2011, 7:35 PM
I would like some feed back on a Howa 1500 legacy sport intl and Savage 12. They r close enough in weight so thats not a factor. Also 22-250 or .223? Most of the time i'm shooting within 300 to 350 yards but maybe jump into 450 to 500 soon. If there is a current post over this sorry i'm new.

12-20-2011, 7:37 PM

12-21-2011, 12:04 AM
Both good shooters but I think the Howa overall is a better built rifle...

12-21-2011, 7:51 AM
Do you want alleged "better built", or do you want proven "best accuracy out of the box of any factory rifle"?

Is a Ferrari that needs constant attention, built better than a Ford F150 with 300,000 trouble free miles?

gun toting monkeyboy
12-21-2011, 8:08 AM
Whichever one you can get a better deal on, I guess. Modern factory rifles are usually fairly accurate out of the box. As for the caliber, it all depends. .223 is cheaper and easier to find. .22-250 has more velocity. If you reload, they work out to be close to the same. .223 brass is cheaper, but they use the same bullets. Go with whatever amuses you.


12-21-2011, 9:18 AM
Cant speak for the Howa but my Savage in 22-250 is crazy accurate. It loves every brand of ammo I have thrown at it. I would say get the 22-250 if it is going to be used to hunt, but if you are going to shoot tons of lead through it get a .223.

12-21-2011, 1:19 PM
Remington 700!

12-21-2011, 1:39 PM
chocolate or vanilla? it's really all about the individuals own taste

12-21-2011, 2:02 PM
What is going to be the intended target? 22/250 has the potential for 10% more energy than the .223 and good ammo is about the same price.

IMO get something bigger if you intend to hunt but i prefer the 22/250 over .223 given only those 2 choices.

and im happy with my low buck savage

12-21-2011, 2:05 PM
I have the Savage 12 series in a .22-.250. I reload my own ammo, and my
custom ammo shoots dime-size groups at 100 yards all day long. In my opinion, you cannot get a better "out-of-the-box" gun for the money. Good luck.

12-21-2011, 5:59 PM
Savage 12 hands down, no question. Proven rifle.

12-21-2011, 6:05 PM
Howa ftw!