Howa 1500 - Varminteer / 223 Renowned for exceptional quality and value, Howa produces the Tikka line for Sako and various rifles for Weatherby. This is the “Varminteer” version of Howa’s 1500 - standard line of rifles. Both build quality and value attracted me to this rifle. Specifics on this rifle include: - 223 caliber - Howa 1500 - Varminteer - scope bases - included / no sights - black fiberglass stock - 24” barrel - medium taper (0.83” at muzzle) - 1:12 twist rate - recessed crown - 5 + 1 capacity - internal magazine Listing price: $375 vs. $550 ( Bud’s online price - see item #: 44483 - for comparison) ( a discount of 32% ) I purchased this rifle many years ago but was disabled from an accident before I could use it. I no longer have the original box. I have never fired or used the rifle. It is priced far below what I paid for the rifle - some time ago. Thanks for your interest and enjoy. Life’s too short - Let’s avoid any misunderstandings 1.) Inspection Period: - buyer shall have an inspection period of three days - buyer may return item within inspection period and at buyers cost: - if the item has significant discrepancies from item description and photos. - an item may be returned only in the same condition as delivered to buyer. - buyer is responsible for all costs of returns 2.) Payment: - payment shall be in form of USPS-money order and delivered to seller by fedex. - payment is due within 7-days of buyer/seller agreement. 3.) Shipping: - ffl to ffl - only - seller shall ship item within 7-days of receipt of payment. - buyer is responsible for shipping costs including insurance, tracking, etc. 4.) Reservations of seller: - seller reserves right (in his sole discretion) to qualify buyer and consider multiple offers. 5.) Agreement: - no deal is final until buyer and seller agree to all significant/material terms and conditions. 6.) Item is/may be listed on others sites and forums.