The duo that started it all – the Howa barreled action and the Hogue Overmolded® rifle stock. Now, this configuration is the backbone of the Howa rifle line in 2010. Howa M-1500 rifles are well known in the shooting community for their accuracy and ability to hold up under the toughest of conditions. Add to that the Hogue Overmolded® stock features a comfortable, soft grip to reduce shooting fatigue and still provides a positive grip surface in all weather conditions. The Hogue stock will not harden with age, and is impervious to gun solvents and gun oils. It is built with a fiberglas reinforced skeleton and pillar bedding for strength and accuracy, allowing the barrel to free-float. The stock also has a varminter style forend,built-in swivel studs and a famous Hogue recoil pad.1:9 Twist Rate.