The Howa 1500 Mini-Action is a dainty little rifle, ideally suited to the 204 Ruger, 222 Remington and 223 Remington for which it is chambered. As the name, Mini-Action, implies this rifle has been scaled down to suit those three small calibre centrefire rounds. The chamber and bolt are 12 % smaller than regular short action rifles. The rifle can be had in either stainless steel or conventional blued steel. The stock is synthetic injection moulded polymer in a choice of black or green.
The 22 inch (56 cm) sporter weight barrel of the Mini-Action is of #2 contour with a 0.568 inch muzzle diameter. It is manufactured by Howa itself using the drawn steel method which is generally believed to deliver the more uniform and less stressed metallurgy that translates as better accuracy. The barrel, like the action, was of stainless steel. The rifle was chambered in 223 Remington with a 1:9 inch twist bore. The rifling is produced by the cold hammer forged technique.
Available in short-action, long-action or magnum calibers
Howa 1500 barreled action
22” standard & 24” magnum barrel options
Blued or Cerakote™ Gray barrel & action
Hogue® pillar-bedded Overmolded™ stock & recoil pad
Forged, one-piece bolt w/ two locking lugs
Two-stage HACT trigger
Sling swivel studs
Barrel Length: 20
Twist Rate: 1:9
Threaded: 5/8″ UNEF
Action: Bolt Action