Legacy Sports International announced that it would now be offering two new calibers in the Howa MiniAction line. The two new calibers are the 7.62×39 and the 6.5 Grendel. These join the .204 Ruger, .222 Remington and .223 Remington that are already available in this rifle series.
Both guns are available in a variety of configurations including stock colors, barrel lengths and both with and without a scope. The synthetic stocks are available in black, green, Yote, Highlander and MultiCam. Blued barrels are available in 20″ and 22″ lengths, and can be hand in lightweight, standard or heavy profiles.
If you opt for the scoped package, Howa includes a 3-9×40 Nikko Stirling Panamax scope. Five round magazines are standard for both calibers.
For those that are concerned, the 7.62×39 barrel has a true .311 diameter bore. According to Legacy, these rifles have a 1:9.45″ twist rate that provides “excellent downrange performance.”
Both rifles come with a sub-MOA guarantee and a lifetime warranty. The suggested retail pricing runs from $652 – $840 depending on what options you select. For example, a black or green stocked rifle with the scope and lightweight 20″ barrel carries a suggested retail of $769.
I really like the addition of the 7.62×39 to the line. Compared to other popular cartridges, the 7.62×39 has relatively few bolt action options on the market. I’ve built an AR-style pig gun in 7.62×39, but have been wanting a bolt gun in this caliber. It seems that this new Howa might just be the ticket.