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July 2022 Issue #14: On the Cover

Howa American Flag Chassis in 6.5mm Creedmore

The Howa American Flag Chassis in 6.5mm Creedmore is finished in a distinctive red, white and blue and is built on the Howa Model 1500 short-action receiver. 

Firearms News - July 2022 Issue #14
(Mike Anschuetz photo)

The Howa series of rifles is an interesting line of push-feed bolt-action rifles built to tackle everything from hunting to competition shooting. The American Flag Chassis series, seen here, is perhaps their most distinctive looking model thanks to its red, white and blue finish. It’s an eye-catching rifle a bit different than the rest of their offerings. 

The heart of the American Flag Chassis model is the popular Howa Model 1500 short-action receiver. This is machined from forged steel. The Howa features a rotating bolt with dual front locking lugs. Bolt length is 6.9 inches. Examining it you’ll note the bolt face sports a plunger-type ejector, claw extractor and the design cocks on opening. The forged steel receiver features an integral recoil lug. The bolt features a single-piece steel bolt handle and the entire bolt can be easily stripped without tools.

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