I am looking at a new rifle and would like to get a 22-250 heavy barrel. I have looked at many of them and I like the way that the Howa brand feels. I just don't know much about them except that the used to make Vanguards for Winchester. I have never shot a Howa of any sort and do not know how well they perform. I was hoping all of you could provide some input, facts, and personal opinions on the matter.