Anybody have any experience with Howa Rifles? All I know is they are a Japanese company that has been making rifles since the 70's. They manufacture the Vanguard series for Weatherby. That in itself tells you something. But I have been looking at a Howa 1500 30-06 spfd that my LGS has as a trade in. It looks to me like a solid rifle. I'm in the market for a 30-06 and the price is right, but I thought I would ask anybody here if they know anything about Howa. Thanks folks.