First Look: Howa Superlite Rifle Series

by
posted on January 18, 2022
Howa Superlite on Kryptek Obscura and Altitude

Legacy Sports International has announced the launch of the Howa Superlite Series of rifles, each tipping the scales at a mere 4 pounds 7 ounces. The durable series of rifles boast sub-MOA accuracy, and a variety of camo offerings in the Kryptek Altitude or Obskura patterns. An incorporated black webbing soft-touch coating adds texture and grip overtop the Stocky’s carbon-fiber stock. 

The standout features of this rifle go beyond stock and finish, however. This new Howa offering has a unique Howa Reduced Short Action that is in between the already popular Howa Mini Action and the standard Short Action platform. The gun's unique action is fed by a flush-fit detachable magazine, slotted into a machined receiver. The bolt, however, is forged.

A 20-inch blued barrel is threaded to 1/2"-28 TPI for the easy addition of a suppressor, an eminently popular addition for the two initial caliber offerings—.308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. The gun's overall length is a portable 39-inches, but boasts a one-piece Picatinny rail on top for the easy addition of an optic. A 2-stage match trigger supports accurate shooting, while a three-position safety allows for safe unloading.

For cleaning, the firing pin can be removed footlessly, a real boon in the backcountry. An M16-style extractor/ejector is also used, to improve reliability.

For more information on this new series of rifles, which come with a lifetime warranty, please visit legacysports.comMSRP: $1,399 

 

Latest

BTB 35 Remington Lead
BTB 35 Remington Lead

Behind the Bullet: .35 Remington

How did a cartridge developed for an autoloading rifle come to be one of our most revered lever-action cartridges? We take a closer a look at the .35 Remington.

First Look: X-Vision Optics Beyond Thermal Binos

X-Vision Optics has introduced the Beyond Series of Thermal Binoculars, specifically tailored to the needs of avid hunters who require both durability and clarity.

Review: Aero Precision SOLUS Hunter

Those looking for a well-built rifle that is rugged, dependable and utterly accurate ought to give the Aero Precision SOLUS Hunter a look.

#SundayGunday: Beretta BRX1

Get a closer look at the Beretta BRX1, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Member's Hunt: Kansas, The Land of Oz

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Mahlon (Bubba) Marhofer of Magnolia, Texas.

Colt Adds Four Revolvers to its Lineup

Long venerated for its broad catalogue of classic firearms, Colt Manufacturing has announced the addition of four new models to its storied lineup of revolvers.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.