First Look: Howa Superlite Rifle Series

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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 

 

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