New Howa Mini Action Rifle in .222 Remington Announced
Gene Lumsden, CEO of Legacy Sports International, Inc., is excited to announce the newest chambering of the Howa Mini Action rifle! Now available in .222 Remington!
The .222 Remington cartridge is a classic varmint cartridge with outstanding accuracy potential. This low recoil, flat shooting and very low ballistic coefficient cartridge paired with the precision of Howa barreled actions make this a target and varmint hunters dream.
The chamber and bolt of the new Mini Action are significantly shorter (approx. 12%) than regular short actions. This feature produces a shorter bolt throw for faster reloads and less weight for the overall gun. In fact, this rifle without scope weighs just 5.7 lbs. It also comes with 20″ drawn barrel, three position safety and HACT two-stage trigger. A drawn barrel produces better accuracy than a forged barrel, because they are not extruded and stretched, and do not begin with billet stock. Rather, they begin as extrusion tubes that are swaged, drawn and then roll leveled before cutting. Drawn barrels are also heat treated. This method produces less stress on the metallurgy and leads to a straighter barrel, producing better accuracy.
The Howa Mini Action Rifles are factory equipped with ten round, synthetic, detachable magazines and utilize a lightweight composition stock, which also reduces weight. Scope packages are also available with the Howa Mini Action rifles, using the new, Nikko Stirling Panamax rifle scope. The Nikko Stirling Panamax scopes offer 20% greater field-of-view than average 1 inch scopes, and come with a half Mil Dot reticle with dual color red/green illuminated reticle and a lifetime warranty, among other great features.
Howa Mini Action rifles are available with high tech stocks in OD Green, Black or camo dipped in Kryptek Highlander with lightweight, standard and heavy barrel options. Available calibers include: .204 Ruger, .222 Rem. and .223 Rem. With 6.5 Grendel and 7.62×39 available in late 2016. Lightweight and heavy barrels measure 20 inches, and standard barrels are 22 inches in length. Lightweight barrels are a #1 contour, Heavy barrels are a #6 contour and Standard barrels are a #2 hunting contour. MSRP ranges from $608 to $782 depending on barrel and scope package option.
Barrel Length: 20″ or 22″
Barrel Contour: #1, #2 and #6
OAL: 39.5″ to 41.5″
Weight: 5.7 lbs. to 7.15 lbs.
Mag. Capacity: 10
Stock: Hogue® Black, OD Green or Kryptek Highlander
Scope (Package Models, Only) Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9×40
All rifles include sling swivel studs. Scoped models include rings and bases.
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