Legacy Sports International announced the company was now shipping the new Howa Mini Action rifles chambered in 6.5 Grendel. The new guns use the company’s mini action – a bolt action that is roughly 12% shorter than traditional short action bolts.
The new guns are the first bolt action production guns to ever be chambered in 6.5 Grendel according to Legacy Sports International. These rifles will be available with barrels of 20″ and 22″, and the barrels will have three different contour options available to order (20″ light, 20″ heavy or 22″ heavy.) The overall length of these rifles is either 39.5″ or 41.5″ depending on the barrel length. With a 20″ light barrel and no scope, the gun weighs 5.7 pounds.
Legacy is offering the guns without a scope, or as a package with a Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9×40 scope. Also, the Hogue stock options will be black, OD green, MultiCam and Kryptek Highlander. The detachable magazine holds 10 rounds of ammunition. The suggested retail price of these guns is $608 – $855 depending on the configuration.
The Mini Action was added to the Howa line at the 2015 SHOT Show. In the fall of 2015, the company expanded the caliber offerings to include .222 Rem. Howa has made an effort to expand the caliber selection in all of its rifle lines, adding cartridges like the 6.5 Creedmoor to its longer action rifles.