Screech Owl 1500 Chassis

(3 customer reviews)

From: $449.95

The Screech Owl 1500 Chassis system is an affordable, light weight and modular bolt action rifle chassis currently available for the Howa 1500 Short Action. This Howa 1500 chassis is an excellent platform for building compact truck guns, portable hunting rifles or precision rifles, and long-range capable bolt action pistols.

Shown in image with Tel Stock 2.0, Ergo Delux Grip and 10.5″ Handguard (Grip and Stock not included, select below)

LEADTIME: Current lead time on chassis is 4-5 weeks.

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Screech Owl 1500 Chassis Core:

  • Compatible with actions that use the Howa 1500 Short Action footprint
  • Flared mag well designed to accept Magpul PMAG AICS Short Action magazines (Other magazines may or may not seat properly)
  • Ambidextrous mag release
  • 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 and brace adapter system that provides simple single bolt interchangeability of different stock and pistol braces.
  • 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 1.8lbs with 7.5″ rail and rear cover block installed

Handguard Features:

  • M-Lok compatible
  • Billet Aluminum construction
  • Dual integrated Q.D. sling sockets
  • Includes accommodation for night vision hood installation (NV Hood to be released soon)
  • Coated in Carbon Gray Cerakote Elite
  • Four length options available 5, 7.5, 10.5, or 14″
  • Minimum barrel length (when measured from bolt face to muzzle) for each handguard on the Screech Owl 1500 Chassis is 1.75″ 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 10.5″ Handguard is compatible with a minimum barrel length of 12.25″. 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 Wight (Includes Chassis and Necessary Hardware):

  • Base Chassis with hardware (does not include pistol grip) 1.06lbs

Handguard Weights:

  • 5.5″ Handguard 0.28lbs
  • 7.5″ Handguard 0.38lbs
  • 10.5″ Handguard 0.50lbs
  • 14″ Handguard 0.64lbs

Brace Adapter and Stock Additional Weight:

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

Stock/Adapter Options:

Telescoping Stock ($249.99)

  • Cerakote Elite coated rods and locking mechanism
  • 3 positions for LOP
  • 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 Buffer Tube Adapter ($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
  • Standard coated in Carbon Gray Cerakote
  • Single bolt installation of adapter

1913 Pic Rail Adapter ($39.99)

  • Allows for use of stock systems that utilize vertical 1913 Pic rail for installation
  • Aerospace grade aluminum construction
  • Standard coated in Carbon Gray Cerakote
  • Includes dual Q.D. Sockets for sling attachment
  • Single bolt installation of adapter


Additional information

Weight5.5 lbs
Dimensions26 × 4 × 11 in

3 reviews for Screech Owl 1500 Chassis

  1. william strickland (verified owner)

    Just like the Elf Owl this is a really well constructed chassis. It’s very light weight and is great for giving you a lot of options on a hunting or competition rig. It can be as light as you want or you could add weights and a heavy barrel for competition shooting. I think this size chassis is perfect for a 6 or 6.5 creedmoor. There aren’t a huge number of options for Howa actions out there and I’ve tried them all. This is one of the best chassis for Howa that I’ve found. I ended up putting a 6 creedmoor barrel into a howa short action for my screech owl and I love it.

  2. Dalton Tell (verified owner)

    Bought this for a Howa 1500 chambered in 6.5 creedmoor. The chassis fits the receiver flawlessly and offers great features! The mlok Rail is very sturdy and overall the chassis is very well constructed. I opted for the 1913 adapter to allow for a side folder stock, the bolt that holds it is super strong and doesn’t have any play after it’s torqued. The machining on these is 10/10! These are going to be my go-to chassis for any of my future builds. Definitely would recommend!

  3. Taylor (verified owner)

    The Screech Owl is fantastic, pure and simple. I decided it would look great for a long, heavy-barreled precision build. Put my 24″ Howa in this and it came out great. I love the idea of rebarreling it to a thinner, shorter profile and completely changing it to a new gun. The 14″ handguard is great and they ensured it has plenty of room for different profiles of barrels. I went for the 1913 rail for the stock option and MacGuyver’d a Sig Cross stock on it. Works great. Don’t hesitate twice about getting this chassis. Love it

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