I purchased the M-1500 Hunter Lightning chambered in .30-06 5 years ago. I have been very happy with the gun itself. The gun came with a scope that I have been less than impressed with. If you haven’t specifically heard of Howa don’t dismiss it. Many larger name manufactures have bought Howa manufactured firearms. The gun is an excellent shooter.
- The gun is very light weight and accurate.
- As far as I can tell the gun really has no cons. I might enjoy the varmint version for shooting a little more, but I certainly would not enjoy lugging the heavier gun around the mountains of Colorado!
This is a great gun for hunting. It is accurate, and cost effective. If you buy this gun you won’t be afraid to carry it through the brush and ruin the stock (you also won’t display it in your collectors case either). Now that you can purchase it with a stainless barrel snow and sleet should be less of a concern as well.