New Addition To The Howa Long Range Rifle Line

There is a new model to choose from if you are looking at the Howa Long Range line with a fancy new stock. Shooters looking for a precision rifle to start out in the long range shooting game have never had so many options to choose from, every one of them as good as the next. In fact, the choices are becoming so numerous it really comes down to what you local gun store or favorite website has in stock, your budget, and what features you want.

The new model will feature all the things that you might expect from the Howa Long Range line with the addition of a GRS Berserk stock fitted from the factory.

Belof is a list of the features according to the press release:

• Howa 1500 Heavy Barreled Action

• GRS Berserk Stock

• .204 Ruger HB, .223 Rem HB, .22-250 HB, .243 Win HB, 6.5 Creedmoor HB, .308 Win HB

• 20″, 24″, threaded and non-threaded options (depending on caliber)

• HACT two-stage trigger

• Sub-MOA guarantee*

• Lifetime Warranty*

• Pillar bedded 15% fiberglass reinforced Durethan.

• Black, right hand configuration only

• LOP 13.2″- 14.5″

• Optimized stock contour for use of rear bags

• Rubberized grip and forend for better friction in wet conditions

• Flush cup sling mounts and push button sling loops

• MSRP Starting At: $1,199.00

On top of all that, the new Howa carried on the Howa sub-moa guarantee as well as a 1000% limited lifetime warranty. As stated in the product specs, the MSRP will be $1,199, putting it in direct competition with several precision rifles already on the market.

Check out their website for more information on the Howa Long Range rifle. 



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Co-Director for TFBTV. He is a verified gun nerd and also podcasts at The Firearms Podcast. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially overly modified plastic handguns, precision rifles, and AR based things. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • Paul Epstein

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s strange that, given it’s a short action, they’re marketing this as a long range rifle, instead of a target rifle? I mean, I don’t doubt the accuracy of a .204 bolt action, but I was under the impression that it lost energy fairly quickly. I would think at least there’d be a long action variant alongside it with more typical long range cartridges like 338 Lapua if it was intended to shoot targets at what are now considered long ranges.

    • Lead Kisses

      I have a friend that swears by .204 Roger for long range Prarie dogs. I haven’t seen the data on paper though.

    • RealitiCzech

      Depends on your definition of ‘long range.’ The .204 is still going 2000FPS by 400yds, 500yds with some loads.

    • Tassiebush

      I think most would see 6.5creedmore as a long range round and the. 308 is used for it too albeit definitely not optimal but yeah a long action or magnum action would be a fitting for the name.

  • john huscio

    No 7mm08? 😐

    • Marcus D.

      Nah, it’s gone out of style. What’s “in” for the top long range shooters according to an article (here I believe) is 6 and 6.5 mm Creedmoor.
      When you think about it though, it is hard to find a place to shoot even a thousand yards, much less the ultralong ranges some shooters are hitting now (over 4000 yards). So if you aren’t shooting beyond 1000, shoot what you like. There will always be plenty of 7mm-08, but I think this is considered more of a hunting caliber than a target caliber, yes?

      • Goody

        It’s a good starter round for silhouette. Probably the best, in fact. From there there’s 6.5×47 and other more exotic options.

      • Daniel

        6.5 GAP. Winner.

  • Pumpkin King XXIII

    I’m glad to hear they are using a HACT two stage trigger. A friend bought a 1500 a couple of years ago, and the factory trigger felt like lt was made by a blind guy using an angle grinder to make the pieces. It had tooling marks everywhere.
    It was the worse trigger I’ve ever pulled. The weight was close to 9 pounds and had more creep than a panel van with limo tint parked at a kids playground.

  • yvette99

    Otherwise known as the Weatherby Vanguard Adaptive Composite, but $100 cheaper.

  • Badwolf

    1000%