The Howa Thumbhole Varmint 20 inch 223 Remington Blued Nutmeg Laminate is a true all-round performing rifle that provides the hunter with the best of both target shooting accuracy and the agility to be a functional hunting and working rifle. The 20 inch varmint or bull barrel profile provides the extra stiffness to the barrel that result in absolute target shooting accuracy. For carrying, handling and maneuvering in close quarters, like thick bush or getting in and out of a vehicle, the 20 inch barrel is without equal.
Howa Thumbhole Varmint 20 inch 223 Remington Blued Nutmeg Laminate Overview
Many sportsmen or hunters prefer the versatile applications and durability of the laminated stocks above the look and feel of a solid walnut or synthetic stock on their rifle. Howa Thumbhole Laminated Rifle Stocks are designed to free-float the barrel for maximum accuracy and models are available with the proper clearance for heavy “varmint” barrels. The Thumbhole Laminated Stock is a great dual purpose stock for sport shooters and hunters.
The large cooling vents, broad beaver-tail for-end and more vertical pistol grip features of the Howa Thumbhole, make this and extremely user friendly stock. Shooters will especially be impressed by the attractive finish, firm grip in wet conditions, increased accuracy and target acquisition. The laminated adhesive and resin constructed stock with aluminium pillar blocks, weigh in at only 1.5 Kilogram. The raised rollover cheek-piece and comfortable length of pull of 352 mm on the Howa Thumbhole stock makes it a very popular option among shooters.
Howa M-1500 Features
The Howa M-1500 features a dual locking lug action based on an old-world platform using modern thinking, taking you to a new level in accuracy. The bolt action design is from a Sako based action, providing you with the same action type as some of the best custom built rifles, but at a fraction of the cost. One of the safest and strongest bolt actions on the market, the bolt features a one-piece body and M16 type spring loaded extractor. The action length is also matched to the cartridge size of the caliber.
The Howa M-1500 Models provide you with a three position safety which is easy to operate and allows you to unload the rifle while it is still in safety mode. All Howa M-1500 bolt actions are drilled and tapped to accept one or two piece bases for the mounting of optics. The free-floating hammer forged barrel has no sights for a modern look and finish. The increased diameter of the barrel will result in increased weight and less recoil. Slower heating of the barrel will also take place during a succession of shots. As with all other Howa M-1500 models, the Howa Varmint model has a twist rate that is carefully selected for each individual caliber to optimize bullet performance and accuracy.
All Howa Varmint rifles include an adjustable Howa HACT 2 Stage Match Trigger. The Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger system eliminates trigger creep and lightens the trigger pull. The HACT System fits all Howa M-1500 rifles that were previously equipped with Howa’s three position safety trigger group.
Howa Thumbhole Nutmeg Laminated Rifle Stock
The Howa Thumbhole Laminated rifle stock comes with a durable, rubber recoil pad and double sling swivel stud already mounted for the attachment of a bipod. Shooters required a tough and more durable stock than the traditional walnut options and at a competitive price and the Howa Laminate Range was the engineered result of those requirements. The ergonomic control of a pistol grip and time-tested elements of a raised cheek-piece and comfortable length of pull make the Thumbhole Laminate a fantastic value for money stock.
Reliable and built to last, this stock will help improve accuracy, target re-acquisition times and firearm control. The additional stiffness and strategically placed cooling vents on the broader beaver-tail forend will improve on the accuracy that Howa are known for. The stock has aluminium pillars for increased stability when tightening down your actions screws giving you a solid point and preventing compression of the resin reinforced wood laminates. The palm swell and raised roll over cheek-piece make this stock more user friendly for right handed shooters.
Guaranteed to look great, feel great, and shoot straight! The attractive durable finish on the stock together with the rubber recoil pad make for a comfortable shooting experience. The Howa Thumbhole Laminated rifle stock represents excellent value and combines Howa’s famous prowess in manufacturing with a sleek high quality finish to compliment any rifle that will outlast the adventures that lie ahead.
Howa 100% Lifetime Warranty
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Howa Sub-MOA Guarantee
Howa rifles are guaranteed to deliver sub MOA performance of 1 inch or less at 100 yards with premium factory ammunition. For more information, click here.