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Howa Expands Mini Action Line

At the 2015 SHOT Show, Howa introduced a new rifle action: the mini action. It is 12% shorter than a standard short action, suggesting that the rifles can weigh less, and a shooter may be able to cycle the bolt faster. At introduction, Howa made rifles chambered in .204 [Read More…]

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Howa Rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor

Legacy Sports International announced they are now shipping Howa rifles chambered for the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. The new chambering covers 25 different rifle lines including the Alpine, Gameking, Ranchland and Youth packages. Options include various stocks, finishes [Read More…]

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New Howa Mini Action Rifles

Long action. Short action. Now Howa has the Mini Action. At the 2015 SHOT Show, Legacy Sports showed the new Howa Mini Action rifles. Mini action rifles use bolts and chambers that are 12% shorter than normal short actions. In theory, this means a shorter throw that [Read More…]

Modernized Howa Type 89

The Modernized Howa Type 89 Rifle

A reader sent us this photo showing three Japan Self-Defense Force members (they are not called soldiers for political reasons) with Modernized Howa Type 89 rifles (ignore the “sniper” mannequin on the right who is holding a Bushmaster ACR airsoft gun). [Read More…]

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Roedale Chassis System II

German company Roedale Precision unveiled a nifty new stock system for the Howa M1500, Tikka T3 and Remington 700 rifle actions at the IAW 2010 expo. It features a massive milled aluminum block for bedding the action. If anyone has photos of this stock from IWA 2010, [Read More…]

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Howa M1500 now with fluted barrels

In my opinion the Howa M1500 is one of the most underrated bolt action rifles on the market. The action is a Japanese copy of an old Sako action and it shoots well. Legacy Sports International, the Howa importer, claim MOA or better accuracy for the Howa Ranchland Combo [Read More…]