The new Howa Hogue Blued models use the popular Howa barreled action. With the Howa Hogue you have a great shooter, combining supreme comfort and great handling, right of the shelf. Top performance, ergonomically and innovative design are just some of the Howa Hogue traits, all at an unbelievable affordable price.
The Howa Hogue Blued Model offers an extensive caliber selection for the hunter. An old-world platform based on modern thinking, taking you to a new level in accuracy.
The Howa Hogue Blued Models use a dual locking lug action. The ACTION design is a Sako based action, providing you with the same type of action as the best custom built rifles at a fraction of the price. One of the strongest and safest actions on the market, the bolt features a one-piece body and M16 type spring loaded extractor.
As with all other M1500 models, the Howa Hogue Blued Model chambered in the 270 Winchester has a twist rate that are chosen for each caliber to optimize accuracy and bullet performance.
All Howa Hogue Blued Model rifles include the adjustable Howa HACT two stage match trigger.
The stock is the light but solid synthetic Hogue Overmoulded option. Grip patterns are carefully designed for added comfort and a firm grip. Sling swivels are a standard feature.
The free-floating hammer forged barrel has no sights for a modern look and is finished in a polished satin blue.
Howa Hogue Blued Model rifles provide you with a three position safety. The safety is easy to operate and allows you to unload the rifle while in on safe.
All M1500’s actions are drilled and tapped to accept one or two piece bases for the mounting of optics.
|Standard Barrel Option|
|Twist:||1 in 10”|
|Overall Length:||756 mm|
|Barrel Length:||559 mm|
The Howa M1500 rifle is the flagship of the Howa line. This rifle has all the features that make Howa great, including a variety of stocks, barrel profiles and accessories to choose from. The M1500 bolt-action centerfire rifle is produced by Howa Machinery. At present, the M1500 is the only large calibre bolt action rifle produced in Japan, and is sold as Howa's representative rifle not only in Japan, but throughout the world.
Designed for function and value, the original Howa rifle blueprints were drawn up with a strong resemblance to the Sako L61 (FinnBear) and L579 (Forrester) centerfire bolt action.
The operating mechanism of the M1500 series is based on the Sako FinnBear and Forrester controlled-feed bolt action system. For the M1500 series the action is machined out of high-grade steel. The M1500 system consists of a receiver with the top machined, drilled and tapped, with a flat bottom supported by a substantial integral recoil lug. This is where the strength of this action lies.
Similarly to the old Sako’s, the bolt has simple twin locking lugs and a recessed face. The rear of the bolt is similar too, with an open shroud showing the cocking piece.
Another distinctive feature of the M1500 action is the controlled-feed mechanism, consisting of a large, sprung claw extractor that engages the cartridge case rim as soon as the round leaves the magazine and firmly holds the cartridge case until the round is ejected by the spring plunger ejector.
The bolt houses the firing pin mechanism that visually protrudes from the rear of the bolt indicating if the action is cocked or not. A small disassembly button offers the possibility to access the firing pin and spring.
All HOWA rifles have a 3 position safety which allows for barrels to be locked down and also allows for actions to be UNLOADED while SAFE.
When it comes to value for money, the Howa M1500 rifle is hard to beat.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the same condition that you received it, and in the original packaging within 14 days. Goods are to be shipped back to our store in Worcester at your own cost. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
Gift cards are unfortunately not returnable.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 14 days.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, please contact us.
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
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