The M-1500 has all the features that make Howa great, including a Hogue Overmolded stock, which is soft rubber over a synthetic skeleton with aluminum pillar bedding, providing a positive grip in all weather conditions, reduced shooting fatigue, and high resistance to most gun solvents. Barrels are free-floated for maximum accuracy. The fully-adjustable Howa trigger is famous for consistent, crisp let off. All models are drilled and tapped for standard scope bases and come with solid rubber butt pads and sling swivel studs. This model comes with a fluted barrel.