The bolt-action centerfire rifle world is broadly split into three categories. Long, medium, and short actions. Medium-action BA rifles are usually chambered for the largest and most powerful cartridges such as the .375 Holland and Holland and the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum round. However, most common rifles are available in short- and long-action models.
The long-action concept was popularized by the venerable 30-06 round, and it is still popular to this day. However, it was the .308 Winchester round which ensured that the short-action BA rifle truly came into its own. The 6.5 Creedmoor is also a short-action round that has been designed for long-range accuracy and stopping power. In many ways, it is considered to be the 20th-century .308 Winchester cartridge’s 21st-century successor.
In fact, the U.S. Special Forces Command (USSOCOM) has thoroughly checked and vetted the performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor round. They have been impressed enough to declare it the top choice for their upcoming generation of light machine guns, assault rifles, and sniper rifle configurations.
Howa 1500: A Byword for High Accuracy and Absolute Reliability
The Japanese Howa company has been making rifles for over 80 years, and their weapons are justly renowned worldwide for their high quality, durability, and accuracy. Their Howa 1500 is an extremely accurate long-range centerfire offering chambered for the formidable 6.5 Creedmoor round. This state-of-the-art, high-performance weapon is precision built with some of the highest-quality components available today.
This rifle features a carbon-wrapped short action fitted into an aluminum bed by HS Precision. Other components include Kevlar, fiberglass, and impact-resistant carbon fiber.
Its 24-inch threaded barrel guarantees long-range accuracy and hard-hitting firepower.
- The rifle ensures Sub-MOA groups even at long distances.
- Proprietary Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger (HACT) system. This dual-stage trigger has a crisp 3 lb., 2-stage pull for better control.
- Suppressor-ready configuration
- Capacity: 4 Round Mag
- Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
- Mode of operation: Right-hand bolt action
- Rate of Twist: 1-8
- Stock: HS Precision Carbon Fiber available in matte gray
- Barrel: 24 Threaded Barrel
- External safety: Manual Safety
The Howa 1500 6.5 Creedmoor is one of the most accurate, reliable, and durable long-range precision rifles available today. Beginners and veteran enthusiasts alike would definitely appreciate this weapon’s soft shooting features and pinpoint accuracy.