We learned great respect for Howa Model 1500 Bolt Action quality and accuracy, not so much from current importer Weatherby as from Smith & Wesson itself during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Howa rifles bore the handgun giant’s name. We especially liked the fact that, like their Weatherby siblings, the Howa short actions use a Redfield JR One Piece Steel 700 Scope Base. Here is one of Howa’s best offerings. If it were a .223 caliber, no doubt they’d have put the overworked word Tactical somewhere on it, since its barrel is the same 20 inch length as arch competitor Remington’s. As any Oklahoman can tell you, though, the .223 just won’t cut it on 400 yard shots like the .22-250 caliber will. This is Howa’s model 1500 in its Varmint Lightning variant. Manufacturer, of course, is Howa of Japan. Construction is blued steel barrel, trigger assembly, and internal parts with white steel conventional 700 type bolt. Internal magazine is 4 + 1 capacity, and its floorplate and trigger guard are gloss black alloy construction. Receiver is short action. Stock is pliable, durable graphite based polymer with sure gripping contours. Barrel is 20 inch Heavy type, 1:15 rifling, and the rifle weighs 9 1/2 pounds empty and unscoped. Photo specimen is one of only a few we found in an old Southern warehouse where they’ve been sitting for five years. These have been in distribution channels, not out on shelves, and each rifle comes in its original box with instruction manual, plastic inner wrap, and Weatherby still filler plug screws intact. Replacement pricing on similar rifles is upwards of $1000 apiece. We’re offering the Howa 1500 Varmint Lightning, however, in the photos, or one of its identical mates for only $ 489.00.
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