Legacy Sports International (aka Legacy Sports) announced it was now selling a new rifle package from Howa called the Australian Precision Chassis Rifle. According to Legacy Sports, Howa developed this chassis and rifle specifically for long range shooting.
Several variations of this gun are available. Three guns are chambered for the following cartridges: .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and .308 Win. For these rifles, shooters have a choice of either a 20″ or 24″ heavy contour barrel. The .308 Win can also be had with a 26″ heavy barrel.
Two other guns are offered with either a 24″ or 26″ heavy barrel. These guns are chambered for the .243 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges.
All of the guns have a black chassis made from 6061-T6 aluminum. The fore end has M-LOK attachment points. In the rear, Howa uses a Luth-AR MB-4 carbine stock. This is an adjustable stock with a short Picatinny rail along the underside. These guns use the Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger (HACT) system that is said to “eliminate trigger creep.” The pull weight is adjustable from 2.5 to 3.8 pounds.
Legacy Sports is offering these guns with an optional Nikko Stirling Diamond Illuminated Long Range 4-16×50 scope. The scope has a BDC reticle.
These rifles are backed by a limited lifetime warranty and a sub-MOA guarantee. The sub-MOA guarantee states the rifle will shoot 1″ or smaller groups at 100 yards with premium ammunition.
For the rifle only, the suggested retail price ranges from $1,089 to $1,205. If you step up to the scoped package, the MSRP jumps up to a range of $1,405 to $1,565.