X2 on what chad said, i have a 260 rem built on a howa and if the person behind the trigger does their part it will stay sub moa out to 1k yds. If you can pick up action for $300 or less take it imho. The guys over a west texas ordnance did a lot of work on howa 1500 actions and built incredibly accurate rifles, my 260 is one. Now that they have their own action, i dont think they still do howa builds except on request.
Barrel companies that will touch a howa 1500 last i checked are krieger, mcgowen, and pac nor Possibly bartlein/shilen but cant recall.
I think its either snipers hide or snipers central, but they mess with howa/vanguard actions alot.
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