The Howa M-1500 is one of the best known barreled-action rifles on the market and is the most popular of all of Howa’s rifles. The M-1500, while being comparatively low priced next to other overseas models, has been judged to have all the delicacy and robustness one would expect from Japanese engineering. The 1500 is set apart by a unique floor magazine and a free-floating barrel for optimal accuracy. The Howa/Hogue Compact Heavy Barreled Varminter features a Hogue Overmolded stock with aluminum pillar bedding and a soft rubber skin for a sure, weather beating grip in a non-hardening composition. A 20” #6 contour barrel provides for greater shooting accuracy and heat dissipation. This rifle is a demo gun that comes with the original factory box. Its stock, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.