The Howa Mini Action Gets even lighter
New from Legacy Sports International this year is the Howa Carbon Fiber Stalker. The stock itself comes from a collaboration between Howa and Stocky’s, an American gunstock maker. Stocky’s has this to say about their newest line up of ultralight carbon fiber stocks:
Truly the Next Generation of carbon fiber layup – they are stronger, lighter and more precisely machined than ever before. This, the newest carbon fiber stockmaking facility in America, took us more than a year to put together but we finally accomplished it. You can be sure our new CF lineup is formulated with the best-of-the-best American Technology, indeed the world, has to offer.
The Howa Carbon Fiber Stalker looks to be initially available in the Mini Action calibers of .223, 6.5 Grendel, 7.62×39 and .350 Legend. The stated weight of 4lbs 10 oz is significantly lighter than Howa’s previous lightest weight option, which was 5lbs 12.8oz. Pricing has not been stated at this time. Per Howa:
Howa’s M1500 Barrel set in a Carbon Fiber Stock created by Stocky’s.
The rifle weighs in around 4lbs 10oz without a scope! You can find the same 2-Stage H.A.C.T. Trigger, Sub-MOA Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty on Howa Rifles with this new product. The rifle comes with the standard 3 Position Safety with the Mini Action, Short Action and Long Action set up. The available calibers:
Mini Action: .223 Rem, 6.5 Grendel, 7.62×39 and 350 Legend
Short Action: 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Rem and .308 Win
Long Action: .270 Win and 6.5 PRC