Japanese firearm manufacturing giant Howa Machinery Limited released their first commercially available rifle at the 1967 Chicago SHOT Show.The Golden Bear model became extremely popular and soon dispelled any doubts about the quality of firearms manufactured in the East.
Fast forward a few decades, one realises their Model 1500 has become one of the great successs stories in rifle manufacturing history. Available in three different barrel profiles; Lightweight, Standard and Heavy configurations, as well as in a host of calibres. These include the .22-250 Rem, while the .300 Win Mag caters for the fans of this iconic calibre.
Further to this the 6.5mm Creedmoor, and in latter years the 6mm Creedmoor Howa rifles are well received by the long-range shooting fraternity.
The cold hammer-forged barrel, coupled to their HACT two-position controlled trigger provide an inexpensive option with uncanny “out-of-the-box” accuracy.
They are fitted with a Hogue pillar-bedded synthetic stock and recoil pad, making for a lightweight and low-maintenance finish.
The APC chassis, which is available with a box magazine option allows the shooter to enter the realm of long-range shooting at very little financial outlay.
With the insane exchange rates that the South African firearm industry is faced with, this makes the Howa the best value rifle on the market
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