Howa rifles, imported by Legacy Sports International in Reno, Nevada, are quickly gathering a serious following among hunters. These bolt guns are accurate, tough and reasonably priced. And now Howa offers their 1500 line chambered for the .375 Ruger. This means you get big money punch at a budget price.
Rick Homme of LSI sent me a new Howa 1500 Ruger for testing last year. The .375 Ruger is a seriously capable cartridge that produces over two tons of muzzle energy yet shoots relatively flat (for a big gun). Best of all, the .375 Ruger was designed by Hornady engineers to fit in standard (.30-06) length actions. No big action equals less weight and lower cost.
Let me say that this is not a beginner gun. You won’t be shooting woodchucks with this thing (Howa makes other guns for that) and your fourth or fifth group from the bench will open up a little. That’s not because the Howa doesn’t shoot well; for a dangerous game rifle the Howa is extremely accurate. The reason you will not be shooting perfect little cloverleafs is because the .375 is a thumper! However, it has the accuracy and reliability neccessary to keep you alive when you are facing the world’s most dangerous game. I’d love to take this gun with me the next time I head to Africa. Then we will see if Howa’s big boomer is capable of taking on the big stuff.
Check out my full article on the Howa in the current issue of Gun World magazine.
To learn more about this rifle or to order your own Howa .375 visit www.legacysports.com