A Howa barreled action from Brownells runs about $420-$550. Having a barrel fitted will cost at least $250 and having the action drilled and tapped, bolt handle replaced, and a good trigger fitted could cost $200-$450, so the actions are of use only for someone who can do all their own work. Before so many commercial actions became available and the surplus actions were so cheap, they were a good source for those wanting a custom gun or a cheap sporter. Even for someone that can do all the work, a good used commercial rifle would be a better starting point.
2120-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur /C H Nimitz
From: H S Truman
Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional , illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of cr*p by the clean end!
Now, with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I finally have a full understanding of what "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS" really means.....