New For 2022: Howa Super Lite

posted on January 20, 2022
Legacy Sports Howa Super Lite Hunting Rifle F

When you're carrying a rifle afield, every ounce starts to eat at your shoulder before too long, and that's why today's backcountry hunters value featherweight hunting rifles. Legacy Sports International is providing an ideal solution in the form of its Howa Super Lite platform. The new action strikes a balance between the company's Mini Action receiver and standard short-action designs, so hunters can take advantage of the extra energy from short-action cartridges without carrying extra weight.

The Howa Super Lite bolt-action rifle weighs just 4 lbs., 7 ozs., unloaded, and features a 20" lightweight-contour barrel topped by a 1/2"-28 TPI threaded muzzle. The new rifle is available in 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win. and includes a squared and trued bolt face and an M16-style extractor/ejector for reliable function. Each rifle is equipped with a three-position safety, and a flush-fit detachable magazine keeps additional rounds on hand for fast follow-up shots.

At the top of the Howa Super Lite is a short, one-piece Picatinny rail for mounting optics. Each rifle is also equipped with a two-stage match trigger, contributing to the gun's three-shot, sub-m.o.a. accuracy guarantee with premium factory ammunition. The guns are available with either Kryptek Altitude or Kryptek Obskura camouflage patterns, and the stock is coated with black webbing that adds additional texture for greater control in the field.

Suggested retail pricing on the new Howa Super Lite rifle is $1,399. For more information, visit



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