Howa 1500

Howa 1500 – latest rifle reviewed

Stuart Wilson gets to grips with the Howa 1500; especially the top-of-the-range chassis system from Oryx. Our latest review rifle comes from Howa; a model 1500 in calibre 300 AAC BLK (300 Blackout) a new creation which is effectively a

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Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning. Got a question?Contact: or post your question to: Sporting Rifle, Future Publishing Ltd, Units 1-3, Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EX. Foxing Q:

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Sig Sauer BDX review

Stuart Wilson spends some quality time testing the Sig Sauer BDX ballistic system atop a Howa 1500 rifle

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The January 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

Who says winter stalking has to be gruelling? In the January 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle we bring you everything you need to make it successful – and enjoyable – whether it’s roe, fallow, muntjac or fox you’re after.

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Howa 1500 Review

It wasn’t so many years ago when Howa was a non-existent brand among the British hunting public. Behind the scenes, however, rifle manufacturers were well aware of a company that was making rifles for some big brand names. Indeed, today’s Weatherby Vanguard comes off the Howa factory floor, branded and shipped under a different name.

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Turning Japanese

Delving into the interesting history of the Howa 1500, Byron Pace takes a closer look at this top-value rifle with Japanese heritage

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