Howa Expands Mini Action Line

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
Howa Mini Action

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 Ruger and .223 Remington with the new mini action. Now, the company is offering guns chambered in .222 Remington.

Howa Mini Action


  • Barrel Length: 20” or 22”
  • Barrel Contour: #1, #2 and #6
  • OAL: 39.5” to 41.5”
  • LOP: 13.87”
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs. to 7.15 lbs.
  • Mag. Capacity: 10
  • Stock: Hogue® Black, OD Green or Kryptek Highlander
  • Scope (Package Models, Only): Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9×40

All rifles include sling swivel studs. Scoped models include rings and bases. The MSRP of these rifles is $608 – 782 depending on the scope and stock options.

Richard Johnson
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