Howa’s New Long Range Rifle

Howa Long Range Rifle 308 Win.

LOAD                                     AVG. MUZZLE       AVG. 100-YARD      BEST 100-YARD                                                     VELOCITY (FPS)    GROUP (INCHES)    GROUP (INCHES)

Federal Premium 168 gr.
Matchking BTHP   ……………       2,635                         0.65                      0.39

Hornady Full Boar
168 gr. GMX  ……………               2,628                          1.52                   1.40

Hornady Precision Hunter
178 gr. ELD-X ……..                 2,609                          1.00                      0.92

Winchester Match
168 gr. Matchking BTHP …..   2.654                         0.87                      0.65

Winchester Razor Boar
150 gr. Protected HP ………..   2,730                        1.60                       0.78


Velocities measured with a Competitive Edge Dynamics M2 chronograph. All groups fired in a 5- to 10-mph wind from the bench at 100 yards.

Representing one of the most outstanding values in long-range optics, the SHV 4-14×50 F1 riflescope from Nightforce—shown here mounted in a set of Nightforce X-Treme Duty Ultralite rings—is the company’s first (and only) SHV scope built with a first focal plane reticle. It delivers first focal plane performance in a versatile, mid-power package suitable for a wide range of shooting applications. This feature gives the shooter the option of precisely holding for elevation and windage at any magnification setting by using the subtensions built into the reticle. It is offered with the choice of a MOAR or MIL-R reticle, both with illumination standard. Featuring a 4-14x magnification range it offers an excellent combination of field of view and adequate magnification for the long shots. The 50mm objective lens provides excellent light transmission any time of day. Other features include a 30mm main tube, 90 minutes or 26 Mil-radians of adjustment range in 1/4 minute 1/10 tenth mil-radian click adjustments, Nightforce ZeroSet for rapid return to zero, parallax adjustment from 25 yards to infinity, 12 illumination brightness settings and a fast focus eyepiece. For more information contact Nightforce Optics, Dept. OT; Tel.: (208) 476-9814; Web: