The Howa Hunter 22 inch 308 Winchester Blued All Weather Black Synthetic models uses the popular Howa M-1500 barreled action and a black Hogue synthetic rifle stock. With this combination you have a great shooter, combining supreme comfort and great handling, right of the shelf. The 22″ barrel on standard calibers ensures optimum muzzle velocity and accuracy.
Howa Rifles has become a true benchmark amongst the South African hunting and shooting fraternity. Durability, accuracy and exceptional value for money has made Howa probably the number one choice in South Africa. What makes this model great is that the Howa Hunter All Weather Blued Black Synthetic model offer Hunters the best of both worlds of competition shooting accuracy and consistency, all in a hunting rifle profile. Top performance and an innovative and ergonomically designed rifle are just some of the Howa traits, all at an unbelievable affordable price.
Many hunters prefer the practical and durability of the synthetic all weather Hogue stock above the look and feel of a solid walnut or laminate stock on their rifle. Hogue centerfire rifle stocks are designed to free-float the barrel for maximum accuracy and models are available with the proper clearance for standard as well as heavy “varmint” barrels. Hunters will be impressed by the stocks incredible quietness, exceptional accuracy and lightweight non-slip comfort. The exclusive Cobblestone texture further enhances all Hogue stocks by providing an efficient non-slip, non-irritating stippling pattern along the grip and fore end which helps improve handling and aim while at the range or out hunting.
The Howa M-1500 features a dual locking lug action based on an old-world platform using modern thinking, taking you to a new level in accuracy. The bolt action design is from a Sako based action, providing you with the same action type as some of the best custom built rifles, but at a fraction of the cost. One of the safest and strongest bolt actions on the market, the bolt features a one-piece body and M16 type spring loaded extractor. The action length is also matched to the cartridge size of the caliber.
The Howa M-1500 Model provides you with a three position safety which is easy to operate and allows you to unload the rifle while it is still in safety mode. All Howa M-1500 bolt actions are drilled and tapped to accept one or two piece bases for the mounting of optics. The free-floating hammer forged barrel has no sights for a modern look and finish. The increased diameter of the barrel will result in increased weight and less recoil. Slower heating of the barrel will also take place during a succession of shots. As with all other Howa M-1500 models, the Howa Varmint model has a twist rate that is carefully selected for each individual caliber to optimize bullet performance and accuracy.
All Howa Varmint rifles include an adjustable Howa HACT 2 Stage Match Trigger. The Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger system eliminates trigger creep and lightens the trigger pull. The HACT System fits all Howa M-1500 rifles that were previously equipped with Howa’s three position safety trigger group.
The Synthetic Hogue Overmoulded Howa rifle stock comes with a durable, rubber recoil pad and sling swivel studs already mounted. The strategically placed Cobblestone texture on the grip and for-end ensures a positive grip when handling your rifle. The stock has aluminium pillars for increased stability when tightening down your actions screws giving you a solid point and preventing compression of the fiberglass skeleton and rubber overmould. The stock is also completely ambidextrous benefiting both right and left handed shooters.
Guaranteed to look great, feel great, and shoot straight! The very attractive soft yet durable finish on the stock together with the rubber recoil pad make for a comfortable shooting experience. The Howa Hogue rifle stock represents excellent value and combines Howa’s famous prowess in manufacturing with a sleek high quality finish to compliment any hunting rifle that will outlast the hunting adventures that lie ahead.
The Howa M-1500 rifle is the flagship of the Howa line, this rifle has all the key features that make Howa Rifles great, allowing riflemen to choose from a wide variety of models to perfectly suit their individual preferences and needs. The M-1500 range offers different stock styles and barrel profile options combined with a comprehensive caliber selection. When you purchase a M-1500 Model, you get a thoroughly built quality rifle. Hammer forged barrels and Sako based actions, every rifle comes with high accuracy and reliability.
Hammer-forged free-floating barrels made from the highest-grade steel are standard on all Howa M-1500 models and are chambered symmetrically at centre of axis with head space set to stringent and exacting specs resulting in maximum accuracy and consistent bores. Various barrel profile options like fluted and varmint are available with Stainless Steel options available on certain models. It is precision crowned, as a good and even muzzle crown is essential for accuracy and twist rates are chosen for each caliber to optimize accuracy and bullet performance.
Shooters required a tough and more durable stock than the traditional walnut options and at a competitive price and the Howa Laminate Range was the engineered result of those requirements. The ergonomic control of a palm swelled grip and time-tested elements of a raised cheekpiece and comfortable length of pull make the Howa Laminate is a fantastic value for money stock. Reliable and built to last, this stock will help improve accuracy, target reacquisition times and firearm control. The additional stiffness and strategically placed cooling vents on the broader beavertail forend will improve on the accuracy that Howa are known for. The stock has aluminium pillars for increased stability when tightening down your actions screws giving you a solid point and preventing compression of the resin reinforced wood laminates. The palm swell and raised roll over cheekpiece make this stock more user friendly for right handed shooters. More info about the science behind laminated gunstocks here.
The free-floating hammer forged barrel ships without open sights for a clean, modern look finished in a non-reflective satin. All M-1500 actions are drilled and tapped into the top of the front and rear of the receiver as factory preparation for telescopic sight mounts to accept one or two piece bases.
Another distinctive feature of the M-1500 system is the controlled-feed mechanism, consisting of a large, strong spring loaded M16 style 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.
Based on the Sako L61 and L579 action, the bolt body has two locking lugs. The bolt handle is permanently attached to the bolt and is turned-down and backwards for use with optical sights.
The action features three large gas relief vents in the bolt body designed to protect the users head in case of a primer or cartridge rupture or detonation. When the action suffers a catastrophic failure it is designed to deflect the debris and excess gases downwards through the magazine and away from the operator's face.
The internal magazine of the M-1500 series consists of an integral box machined to match the cartridge for which the rifle was being chambered, with a detachable floor plate, which can hold up to 5 standard sized rifle cartridges. ALL of our Howa Short Action Caliber Rifles have the ability to be converted using the Ammo Boost Advantage Detachable Magazine Kits with 5 round and 10 round detachable magazine options...and all can be done in a matter of minutes.
Many shooters know that the trigger on any rifle is one of the inherent focal points for achieved accuracy and safety. The new Howa HACT two stage match triggers provide you, the hunter or range shooter, with the instant ability to achieve better accuracy right out of the box.
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 on SAFE. This is a fantastic safety feature for youth guns, climbing tree stands or moving through dense African brush or forests.
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Store Address: C/O Quénet’s Hunting and Fishing Shop 4-5, Q-Square, 72 High Street, Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa, 6850