Howa® 1500 Mini Action Rifle 7.62×39 20″ Heavy Barrel


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The Howa Mini Action Rifle is the perfect platform for an accurate and affordable bolt-action gun. With precision in mind, every Howa bolt action rifle is equipped with exacting tolerances and constructed with superior materials. From the cold-hammer-forged barrel, to the firing pin and bolt, Howa builds rifles dedicated to accuracy.


  • HTI® synthetic, pillar-bedded stock & recoil pad
  • Detachable 5 round magazine
  • Forged, lightened, one-piece bolt w/ two locking lugs
  • Tool-less firing pin removal
  • Machined receiver and forged bolt
  • Large internal bolt handle and press
    • 12% shorter than short-action
      • The Mini Action bolt is 6″, 10.2oz versus the Short Action 6.9″, 13.1oz and the Long Action 7.4″, 15.2oz bolts
  • Three-position safety
  • Sling Swivel Studs



Canada Legal Classification Non-Restricted Action Bolt
Handedness Right Optic Interface Drilled and Tapped for Howa 1500 Mini Action; Howa 1500, Weatherby Vanguard (2) Piece Base Compatible
Rear Sight None Front Sight None
Default Sight Radius (in; cm) N/A Grip Type Stock Integrated Pistol Grip
Pistol Grip Cap Howa Logo Trigger Type Adjustable Two Stage*
Trigger Material Steel Trigger Compatibility Howa 1500, Weatherby Vanguard
Min Trigger Pull (lbs; N) <3; 13.3 Max Trigger Pull (lbs; N) >3; 13.3
Observed Trigger Pull (lbs) ~3 Safety 3-Position Trigger Group Integrated Lever
Manual Safety Position Upper Rear Receiver, Right Side Magazine Interface Single Stack Single Feed Detachable Box Synthetic Protruding
Magazine Compatibility Howa 1500 Mini Action Magazine Capacity 5 Round
Default Length (in; mm) 39.5; 1003.3 Min Length (in; mm) 39.5; 1003.3
Max Length (in; mm) 39.5; 1003.3 Min Width (in; mm) ~2.8; 70
Max Width (in; mm) ~2.8; 70 Min Height w/o Mag (in; mm) ~7.3; 185
Max Height w/ Mag (in; mm) ~7.3; 185 Weight w/o Mag (lbs; kg) 6.0; 2.7
Weight w/ Empty Mag (lbs; kg) >6.0; 2.7 Accessory Interfaces Sling Stud Buttstock, Forend


Operating Mechanism ~90° Throw, Rotating Bolt Head Action Size Mini
Action Footprint Howa 1500 Lower Receiver Material Machined Steel
Lower Receiver Finish Matte Blued Upper Receiver Material Machined Steel
Upper Receiver Finish Matte Blued Stock Interfacing Mechanism Direct to Receiver via (2) Trigger Guard Mounted Action Screws
Stock Interfacing Mechanism Material Steel Stock Interfacing Mechanism Finish Matte Blued
Barrel Interfacing Mechanism Direct to Receiver Barrel Securing Mechanism Barrel Threads
Barrel Securing Mechanism Material Cold Hammer Forged Steel Barrel Securing Mechanism Finish Matte Blued
Recoil Lug (1) Receiver Integrated Block Recoil Lug Material Machined Steel
Recoil Lug Finish Matte Blued Feed Type Push
Ejection Bolt Mounted M16 Style Spring Loaded Ejector Ejection Direction Right
Bolt Type (2) Piece Bolt Bolt Material Forged Steel
Bolt Finish Matte Blued Bolt Head Type Integral Part of Bolt Body
Bolt Lock (2) Bolt Head Lugs Bolt Handle Bolt Integrated Handle w/ Teardrop Smooth Knob
Bolt Handle Material Forged Steel Bolt Handle Finish Matte Blued
Bolt Hold Open None Bolt Release Upper Left Rear Receiver Mounted Lever
Trigger Guard Type Part of Magazine Well Assembly Trigger Guard Material Polymer
Trigger Guard Finish Black Trigger Guard Engraving None
Magazine Release Type Pull Lever Magazine Release Position Centered, Ahead of Magazine, Protruding
Magazine Cutoff None Anti-Release Magazine Lock Mechanism None


Stock Type Direct to Receiver HTI Plastics Full Size Stock Fit Howa 1500 Mini Action
Stock Material Polymer Stock Finish Black
Buttpad Soft Rubberized Polymer Black Adjustable Length of Pull No
Default Length of Pull (in; cm) ~14; 35.5 Min Length of Pull (in; cm) ~14; 35.5
Max Length of Pull (in; cm) ~14; 35.5 Adjustable Comb No
Min Drop at Comb (in; cm) ~1.4; 3.5 Max Drop at Comb (in; cm) ~1.4; 3.5
Min Drop at Heel (in; cm) ~1.6; 4 Max Drop at Heel (in; cm) ~1.6; 4
Adjustable Cast No Adjustable Pitch No


Forend Type Integral Part of Stock Forend Fit Howa 1500 Mini Action
Forend Material Polymer Forend Finish Black Textured


Barrel Length (mm) 508 Caliber Marking 7.62×39
Chamber Size SAAMI Spec Pressure Rating SAAMI Spec
Barrel Profile Round Heavy Barrel Material Cold Hammer Forged Steel
Barrel Finish Matte Blued Chamber Finish Standard
Rifling 4 Groove Twist Rate (in) 1:9.45
Muzzle Device Knurled Thread Protector Blued Muzzle Thread (in) 5/8 x 24

Additional Information:

The HOWA 1500 barreled actions are legendary for precision perfection. From their cold hammer forged, lightweight, durable and remarkably accurate barrels with consistent bores and incredibly smooth surface. Their one-piece receiver with integral recoil  lugs. To the forged steel bolt with two locking lugs, reliable M16-style ejector and extrator and tool-less take down design. Howa’s barreled actions are the best kept secret in shooting sports.

Every Howa Rifle from firing pin to barrel is perfectly designed, quality machined, fitted with exacting tolerances and all with superior hammer forged pre-hardened steel. All Howa Rifles are equipped with outstanding technical features and innovations.

H.A.C.T 2-Stage Trigger

The Howa Activated Controlled Trigger delivers two-stage, consistent, predictably, and crisp trigger pull with minimal over-travel. The system features creep free, crisp light trigger pull and consistent let-off. The new Howa HACT 2-Stage triggers provide the shooter with the instant ability to achieve sub-moa accuracy right out of the box.


All Howa’s have a 3-position safety which allows for the action to be locked down as well as unloaded while safe.

Barreled Action

Features a machined receiver and forged bolt. The bolt features an integral bolt handle and pressure vent holes. Reliable M-16 style extractor and ejector. Our factory barrels are cold hammer forged steel and are chambered symmetrically at center of axis with head space set to stringent and exacting specs. Bolt faces are true and square to the chamber.


Howa rifles are equipped with the best stocks in the industry for form, fit, function and value.

*Note: While adjustable, Howa 1500 trigger adjustment screw have tamper seals.  Adjusting the trigger may void warranty coverage for the rifle.  Do so at your own risk.  It is recommended to consult Legacy Sports International prior to attempting this adjustment.

Manufacturer’s SKU HMA70722+


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