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Howa Alpine Mountain Package HMR33143+VX 308 Win., $1577

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GUN TESTS GRADE: B+
The Alpine Mountain was lightweight and accurate, but we thought the magazine release may be an issue for some hunters.

Howa Alpine Mountain Package HMR33143+VX 308 Win., $1577

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In this natural carry position, the user’s hand can press against the magazine release and accidentally dump a magazine. We’d add a stiffer spring to the magazine release to stop this from happening.
The barrel was skinny, yet it gave us excellent accuracy.
The Howa’s detachable magazine is Legacy Sports’ Ammo Boost kit; we’d prefer a traditional floorplate.

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