I was going to buy a howa mini action to play with, but can't bring myself with the plastic bottom and box mag. I really can't stand box mags for serious culling work. They are atrocious for field use, especially when shooting from a vehicle at night. The moment someone makes a nice blind internal mag with a floor plate for them I'll have one. The CZ 527 imo is a far superior action to the Howa in nearly every aspect when put side by side.