International is now putting the Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger™ into Howa
COMUS CHECKS out
the new Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger™ on a Howa 1500 rifle in .308
This is big
news in several ways, not the least of which is that the new trigger system
really works great. It also represents one in an ongoing series of things Legacy
does to continue to make good things better and great things even more
One of the
things that separates Legacy from a lot of other operations is that the folks
who make the decisions around Legacy truly are serious hunters and shooters.
That matters – a lot.
now equipping each barreled action with the new Howa Actuator Controlled
Trigger system (HACT) that eliminates trigger creep and lightens trigger pull,”
Legacy reported. “The HACT system fits all Howa M-1500 rifles that were previously
equipped with Howa’s three position safety trigger group.”
assembly is a completely redesigned trigger and sear unit that actually create
a two-stage trigger.
the shooter to take up trigger creep before squeezing through to touch off the round. HACT allows for a lighter let-off of
between 2.5 and 3.8 pounds, eliminating trigger jerk – or pulling off the shot
because the trigger pull is too heavy.
out the new trigger system, I used a Howa with a green Hogue stock that was
chambered in .308 Winchester. Nice rig. It came topped with the Nikko Stirling
3-10x42 Nighteater scope, which made a really nice, tidy package.
single-stage triggers had more or less become the norm in Gundom over time, I
always liked two-stage triggers, because of the way I could take-up the slack
and then actually know when the rifle was going to go off.
something I had learned on the old military surplus rifles, target rifles and
the like. Then again in recent times, I have begun to use two-stage triggers
more, since some of the more fun trigger systems on AR rifles are two-stage.
Legacy announced a two-stage system for the Howa rifle, I became excited. And I
wasn’t disappointed in the shooting of it, either.
on the trigger was fast and easy. The crisp, positive release when pressure was
put on during the second stage was remindful of some of the target rifles I
shot through the years.
the trigger itself does nothing to impede the shot, which is crucial at the
moment of truth.
first took the rig to the range to check it out, it took only five shots from
the time it was taken out of the box until it was fully sighted-in and
hunt-ready. Actually, it was pretty much ready at three shots, but I fired to
more to confirm – which is my normal routine.
done it again – taken a great product and made it even better.
tend to be extremely accurate, which means that it is possible to actually take
advantage of things like a trigger that really works right.
Comus is a nationally recognized hunting editor with Safari Club International
and a former WON Guns and Hunting Editor. His column appears every other week
in WON and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW TRIGGER system,
called the Howa Actuator Controlled Trigger system (HACT), is a two-stage
system that works great.