First Look: New Rifles From Howa

New caliber options include 6.5 Grendel, 6mm ARC and 7mm PRC.

posted on November 29, 2023
Howa RIfles

Howa has introduced new caliber options in the Mini Action line as well as the Carbon Stalker, HS Precision and Hogue lines.

In the Mini Action line, Howa has added 6.5 Grendel and 6mm ARC to the 20-inch Carbon Fiber Mini Action rifles. The addition of these calibers lets shooters use two of the more-popular short-action calibers in the reliable Howa 1500 series. The Mini Action is a lightweight, easy to carry rifle with an action that is 12-percent shorter than a standard a standard short action rifle, allowing for faster follow up shots in the field or at the range. These new caliber choices are available with a 20 inch cold-hammer-forged barrels that have a 5/8-24 tpi thread on the muzzle, allowing you to attach the muzzle device of your choice to your rifle.

In addition to this, Howa adding 7mm PRC to the Carbon Stalker, HS Precision & Hogue rifles, bringing this increasingly popular cartridge to some of Howa’s top rifles. The HS Precision rifle has a stock that is made in the USA from the highest quality of raw materials, with an aluminum bedding block is CNC machined to the specific dimensions of the HOWA 1500 Barreled Action. The Carbon Stalker has a HOWA 1500 Barreled Action fitted into a custom carbon fiber wrapped stock that brings the weight down to just 4 pounds, 10 ounces, creating a rifle that is easy to carry all day long.

The Howa Hogue Rifle is setup out of the box for hunters and target shooters alike. The combination of the high precision Howa 1500 action and the ergonomic Hogue OverMolded stock create a lightweight, entry level match or sporting rifle you can depend on.

All Howa 1500 Rifles come with Sub-MOA guarantee, 2-stage match trigger, tool-less firing pin removal, M16 extractor and a lifetime warranty. For more information on these new rifles and other products from Howa USA, please visit


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