Elf Owl Chassis

(8 customer reviews)

From: $449.95

The Elf Owl Chassis, is a compact, affordable and modular Howa Mini Actition chassis. With multiple hand-guard, stock and pistol brace options available, the Elf Owl chassis is an excellent platform for building a compact bolt action rifle or precision rifle, and long range capable bolt action pistols.

Shown with Tel Stock 2.0 and 14″ Handguard

14″, 11.5″ and 9.5″ handguards now come with integrated ARCA rail!

LEADTIME: Due to holiday demand, Chassis orders may take 3-4 weeks to ship.

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  • This chassis is for use with HOWA Mini Actions!

Elf Owl Chassis Core:

  • Compatible with Howa Mini Action barreled actions
  • Flared mag well designed to accept standard Howa Mini Action magazines
  • Accepts any AR-15 pistol grip without an integrated dovetail (Not included)
  • Large trigger guard for gloved operation
  • Machined from a single block of billet aluminum
  • Modular stock  adapter system that provides simple single bolt interchangeability of different stocks.
  • Comes coated standard in Carbon Gray Cerakote Elite
  • Alternate select Cerakote colors available for a $75 up-charge (Custom colors available for $125 up-charge)
  • Weighs approximately 1.6lbs with 9.5″ handguard, hardware and rear cover block installed

Handguard Features:

  • M-Lok compatible
  • 9.5″, 11.5″ and 14″ handguards come with integrated ARCA rail
  • Billet Aluminum construction
  • Dual integrated Q.D. sling sockets
  • Includes accommodation for night vision hood installation (NV Hood to be released soon)
  • Five length options available 5.5, 7.5, 9.5, 11.5 or 14″
  • Minimum barrel length (when measured from bolt face to muzzle) for each handguard on the Elf Owl is 1.5″ longer then the handguard. This length will allow the full muzzle threads to clear the handguard with a little room to spare. For example a 7.5″ Handguard is compatible with a minimum barrel length of 9″. These requirements can vary by chassis model.

Weight Specifications:

There are so many possible configurations that we list weight by component and let you add them up for your specific build.

Base Chassis Weight (Includes Chassis and Necessary Hardware):

  • Base Chassis with hardware (does not include pistol grip) 1.00lbs

Handguard Weights:

  • 5.5″ Handguard 0.26lbs
  • 7.5″ Handguard 0.35lbs
  • 9.5″ Handguard 0.6lbs
  • 14″ Handguard 0.8lbs

Optional Stock Weights:

  • Base Configuration Rear Cover Block 0.10lbs
  • 1913 Adapter 0.15lbs
  • AR-15 Stock Adapter 0.60lbs
  • Telescoping Stock 1.49lbs

Stock Options:

Telescoping Stock ($274.99)

  • Cerakote Elite coated rods and locking mechanism
  • 3 positions for LOP: 11.75″, 12.75″ and 13.75″
  • Stock can be quickly pulled to any position
  • Aluminum cheek weld
  • 1/2″ of unrestricted cheek weld height adjustment travel
  • Rubber butt-pad
  • Ambidextrous QD sockets
  • All aluminum coated in Carbon Gray Cerakote Elite
  • Single bolt installation of stock

AR-15 Stock ($119.99)

  • Compatible with AR-15 style stocks that use the mill-spec carbine buffer tube for installation
  • Ambidextrous Q.D. sockets for use with slings
  • Billet aluminum construction
  • Coated in Carbon Gray Cerakote Elite
  • Single bolt installation of adapter

1913 Pic Rail Adapter ($39.99)

  • Allows for use of stocks that utilize vertical 1913 Pic rail for installation
  • Ambidextrous Q.D. sockets for use with slings
  • Billet aluminum construction
  • Standard coated Carbon Gray Cerakote Elite
  • Single bolt installation of adapter

Additional information

Weight5.5 lbs
Dimensions26 × 4 × 11 in

8 reviews for Elf Owl Chassis

  1. Pat

    Very precise machining action fits nice and snug. this is one of the most comfortable chassis to shoot because the area above above the grip is nice and thin and gives space for your thumb to rest. chassis is awesome to set up for a pistol great for a little handy truck gun or if you want your deer gun to fit in a backpack. Thinking about picking up a second one in the future for a rifle build.

  2. Christian obrien

    The machine work, attention to detail and fitment Of the elf owl are top notch, I highly reccomend this to anyone wanting a small, yet powerful package that can be stowed in a backpack, or under a truck seat for the perfect on the go pig slaying machine

  3. Alex Thompson

    The machining on this product is top notch. There are a few points that missed the mark of a five star review though. I don’t think this item should ship with the standard configuration rear cover block, let’s face it 99% of the people that buy this will mount a stock or a brace, by making the rear cap optional it could save the end user some money. If you like running a scope as low as possible to keep this setup small you won’t be able to do it if you choose to have the stock. After mounting a rail and playing with different height scope rings I came to the conclusion That I needed 1.5 inch high rings (from the top of rail to center of ring.) Also in order to get the cheek riser in the correct spot I had to move it forward a set of holes. Leaving a row of holes exposed at the rear. Also with the stock collapsed the bolt handle rubs on the telescoping rods. It doesn’t effect the function so more of an observation than a problem. I installed a 6.5 grendel into my chassis and it fed flawlessly from the factory hogue stock and in the chassis the last 3 rounds drag coming out of the mag. I will have to play with some shims between the action and chassis to see if I can tune the issue out. So now that I got all of that out of the way. This is a quality product and I would not hesitate to buy it again, but I do think there is room for improvement. I would also like to see a 9 inch hand guard to add a little extra real estate to the forend.

  4. Alex Thompson

    After leaving my first review I was contacted by Joel from Jtac. They were not aware of the feeding issues with the 6.5 grendel case. He gave me the option of shipping the chassis back to them so they could fix the issue or walking me through how to fix it myself. I chose to let the pros handle it, so he sent me a shipping label and I boxed it up and I sent it back. They fixed the problem and had it back to me with a fast turnaround time. After putting it back together I checked function at my backyard range and it feeds like glass. Also I don’t want to spoil the surprise but keep an eye on these guys. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks again!

  5. Will (verified owner)

    Very well built chassis. All of the tolerances have the right amount of tightness so all in all it feels solid and makes for a very fun shooter. The telescoping stock is a really great touch and is worth the extra spend. Compared to other similar stocks I’ve tried this one is much better. The chassis is very light but sturdy. When you pair it with a light weight barreled action you have an extremely light weight long range shooter.

  6. Jensen (verified owner)

    Rock solid platform coupled with the Howa mini action, had a minor issue with fit, however, customer service was very responsive and on point to guide and rectify. Flawless finish. Proud to own, happy I went this route over the Czech trail…Super happy camper!!

  7. Jim Z (verified owner)

    The chassis and telescoping stock are excellent products, the fit and finish are perfect. The telescoping stock is the first one that I have used that is strong enough and stiff enough to be a real, usable, alternative to a folding stock. It is useful configuration, too, for stowing or carrying, compared to a folder. It maintains the width or thickness of the rifle, instead of doubling the width, as a folder does.

    I put a 20″ 6.5 Grendel in the 14′ hand guard stock, and the rifle is a very nice size and it balances and carries well. The only improvement I can see would be a sling swivel hole at the front of the hand guard. (It has them at the rear of the hand guard.)

    At this point, the 16″ 6ARC is on my next-gun wish list…

  8. austin johnson (verified owner)

    This thing is amazing. The fit and finish is imaculate. The looks and shape is one of the best looking chassis on the market. The mag release works great with the factory howa mini magazines. It’s stock allows it to be very packable. The stock is stable and not loose or sloppy when extended. It handles very well, and the integrated arca rail in the handguard is a very nice feature. I would love to snag another one for a 300blk pistol build.

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