Well I finally broke down and found me a new varmint shooter this afternoon. Howa 1500, stainless with Advantage camo stock in .204Ruger. Brand new in box, this one had been on the rack at the local Sportsmans Warehouse for a while now and they had marked it down a couple times just to get it off the shelf. It was either this one or a sweet little CZ527 American but I just couldn't bring myself to throw a snow-camo paint job onto that beautiful CZ walnut so I went for the Howa instead. A $150 cheaper pricetag...and it being stainless...were pretty big factors too. Now...does anyone know for sure what the twist is on the Howa .204 barrels? I can't find any info online. Does anyone here have a Howa in .204 and what's it's bullet weight preference? I'm hoping it'll group good with 35-40gr. Will need to post up some pics of it when I get a scope on it.