VARMINT SPORTER PEPPER

Laminated Pepper Stock, Blued & Stainless Steel

Howa European Thumbhole Varminter take performance to new heights. Built around the proven M-1500 action, these rifles have 24-inch hammer-forged bull barrels with recessed muzzle crown in either non-glare blue or matte stainless steel. The M-1500’s acclaimed trigger adjusts for sear engagement and weight of pull. A three position safety allows safe single-loading and secure bolt lock-down. Recoil pads and swivel studs are standard.

The European Thumbhole Varminter adds a high, straight comb and a more vertical pistol grip that’s ideal for shooting off a bench or rest. For hunting, pest control, or match competition, you can’t go wrong choosing a Howa M-1500 European Varminter Supreme rifle.

  • Broad, Beavertail Forend with Large Cooling Vents
  • 24” Heavy Barrel
  • New Cerakote™ Gray or Blue Finish
  • Dual Sling Swivel Studs Included
  • Forged, One-Piece Bolt with Two Locking Lugs
  • Full Pistol Grip with Palm Swell
  • Raised Check Piece
  • Large Thumbhole
  • Three Position Safety

HOWA AMMO BOOST DETACHABLE 5 ROUND MAGAZINE

Get more firepower from your Howa M-1500 hunting rifle with the Howa Ammo Boost Detachable 5 Round Magazine. The Ammo Boost Detachable magazines are available in either 5 or 10 round magazine capacities and made specifically for target shooters and varmint hunters. The polymer body magazines will turn a standard four round box magazine into a higher five round detachable or ten round capacity, depending on your needs. The Howa Ammo Boost Advantage magazine slots into a special trigger guard housing that replaces the existing floor plate of your Howa M-1500 long or short action. Assembly requires the new floor plate and either a five round or ten round magazine in the caliber of your choice.

HOWA ACTUATOR CONTROLLED TRIGGER

Howa is now equipping each barreled action with the new Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger system (HACT) that eliminates trigger creep and lightens trigger pull. The HACT system fits all Howa M-1500 rifles that were previously equipped with Howa’s three position safety trigger group. The HACT assembly is a completely redesigned trigger and sear unit that actually creates a two-stage trigger. This allows the shooter to take up trigger creep before squeezing through to touch off the round. HACT allows for a lighter let-off of between 2.5 and 3.8 lbs, eliminating trigger jerk – or pulling off the shot because the trigger pull is too heavy.The HACT trigger from Howa will improve your accuracy with a crisper, cleaner and lighter trigger pull. This will give you better groups and . . . cleaner harvests!

HOWA 100% LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

The HOWA Lifetime Warranty states that Howa offers a 100% Lifetime Warranty to the ORIGINAL PURCHASER on all HOWA rifles for manufacturer defects. The HOWA Rifle 100% Lifetime Warranty covers faulty, defective or broken parts due to manufacturing, and provides repair or replacement at no additional cost. Howa requires an original receipt, and that the firearm be registered with Howa. The Warranty is not transferrable.

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. Guarantee is not transferrable.

CALIBRE BARREL LENGTH LENGTH OF PULL OVERALL LENGTH WEIGHT
.223 Rem. 20″ 13.87″ 42.50″ 8.50 lbs
.223 Rem. FLUTED 20″ 13.87″ 42.50″ 8.25 lbs
.22-250 Rem. 20″ 13.87″ 42.50″ 8.50 lbs
.308 Win. 20″ 13.87″ 42.50″ 8.50 lbs
.308 Win. FLUTED 20″ 13.87″ 42.50″ 8.25 lbs
  • CALIBER//  .223 Rem, .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, .300 Win Mag
  • MAGAZINE//  4-5
  • BARREL LENGTH//  20”
  • WEIGHT//  3.7-3.8 Kg