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Howa Expands Precision Rifle Line with the Oryx

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Precision rifle is so hot right now, and Howa has added a new member to their precision rifle family for 2019-the Oryx.

The Oryx chassis by MDT provides shooters with complete ergonomic adjustment with a sharp design and functionality. The Oryx features a full monolithic aluminum chassis with an adjustable length of pull and comb height, making it adaptable for a perfect fit for a wide range of shooters. I was able to hold the rifle at SHOT Show, and overall it felt light and balanced, and the bolt ran nice and smooth.


  • Available Caliber for Oryx Mini Action: .300 Blk, .223 Rem, 7.62×39, 6.5 Grendel
  • Available Caliber for Oryx Short Action: 6MM Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win
  • Full monolithic aluminum chassis
  • Adjustable LOP – 13.25″-15″
  • Adjustable comb height
  • Two-stage HACT trigger
  • Color options include FDE, Gray, & OD Green
  • SUB-MOA Guarantee
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Also available in a .300 WIN MAG Long Action






The M1500 Oryx has a starting price of $1,099, while the M1500 Mini Action Oryx has a starting price of $1,059. For those not wanting to buy complete rifles, the Oryx chassis can be purchased on its own for the cool price of $399, and is available for Howa, Remington, Tikka, Savage, and Ruger.

In addition to the Oryx, Howa is also introducing the MINI EXCL LITE chassis. The MINI EXCL LITE chassis paired with the Howa barreled action makes this a lightweight but durable little rifle. The MINI EXCL LITE has an adjustable length of pull and a large pistol grip for fit and comfort. The MINI EXCL LITE chassis can be purchased for $699 MSRP.


The MINI EXCL LITE is available in the following calibers and specifications:

  • .223 Remington; 1-9″ ROT; 20″ HB T/C barrel; 38.5-41.75″ length
  • .300 BLK; 1-7″ ROT; 16.25″ HB T/C barrel;34.5-37.75″ length
  • 7.62×39; 1-9.45″ ROT; 20″ HB T/C barrel; 38.5-41.75″ length
  • 6.5 Grendel; 1-8″ ROT; 20″ HB T/C barrel; 38.5-41.75″ length


For more information about these and other Howa products and accessories, visit Howa at



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