Howa, Legacy Sports and their partners worked hard to add a solid lineup of new options to their catalog this year. We got to shoot these guns at this year’s SHOT Show and we liked what we saw.
Two standout new products include the KRG Bravo and the MiniAction Chassis Rifle. Announced late last year these guns represent the next generation of bolt-action rifles. Howa consistently listens to customer feedback and is very receptive to the needs of the market.
The Howa KRG Bravo is barreled action with a factory-installed Bravo Chassis by the Kinetic Research Group. It’s a short-action rifle with a modern take on a traditional stock. The companies have been teasing their collaboration for several months.
The Bravo chassis has a conventional form factor but with an updated, modular M-Lok forend and adjustable stock. The KRG Bravo is available in .223 and 22-250 Remington, .243 and .308 Winchester and 6mm and 6.5mm Creedmoor with 20-, 24- and 26-inch barrels with optional threads.
The MiniAction Chassis Rifle is chambered for cartridges and is suitable for hunters, target shooters and law enforcement.
The rifle incorporates multiple AR-based features including Magpul pistol grip, fully-adjustable Luth-AR MBa-3 stock and a free-floating handguard with full-length M-Lok slots.
Howa offers these rifles chambered for .223 Remington, 6.5 Grendel and 7.62x39mm.
Like all current-production Howa rifles, these guns have a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee. Using premium ammunition, these rifles are capable of producing inch-wide and smaller groups at 100 yards. If they don’t, Howa will fix it.
Legacy provided us with a KRG Bravo chambered for 6mm Creedmoor. The rifle was extremely accurate, and the gun was very comfortable to get behind. The 6mm Creedmoor cartridge shoots like a laser and has very little recoil. It was a pleasure to shoot all around.
MiniAction Chassis Rifle
I am a big fan of the Howa’s MiniAction rifles. The rifle I shoot the most is a MiniAction rifle chambered in 7.62×39. As I move towards chassis rifles in general, I like the thought of getting this version of the Howa MiniAction from the factory.
The Howa KRG Bravo pricing starts at $1,279 which is solid for a mid- to long-rage rifle for target shooting, competition and taking game.
The MiniAction Chassis rifle is priced starting at $1,199 and is ideal for hunting small- to medium game, mid-range target shooting and training.
As always real-world pricing will be lower leaving extra for glass. Both of these rifles are “optics-ready,” without iron sights or scopes included.
For more information about these and other Howa products visit legacysports.com.