Howa 1500 Barreled Actions are the perfect platform for a quality precision rifle build, at an affordable cost. Every Howa Barreled Action features a hammer forged barrel, bottom metal and precise HACT two stage trigger. The receiver and bolt are forged steel, with the bolt featuring an integral bolt handle. Bolt faces are square to the barrel chamber and bolt faces have excellent contact with the receiver recesses. M16 style extractor ensure positive extraction and function. Factory barrels are hammer forged with headspace set to exacting standards. The HACT two stage trigger has a crisp, light and consistent pull. The included 3 position safety allows for the bolt to be locked, as well as put on safe when unloaded. Scope bases are available from a variety of quality manufacturers.