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Accuracy International AX SERIES

Discussion in 'Precision Discussion' started by Caomhin, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Caomhin

    Caomhin Amateur

    I was wondering if the AI Series - especially the AX and AT rifles in .308 Winchester would be "well worth the money"...

    Has anyone here spent an appreciable amount of time behind one?

    I know they are rugged (and heavy) but do they shoot appreciably better than (and barrels that last longer than), say, a properly bedded FNHUSA SPR bolt gun.

  2. Boone

    Boone Newbie

    I believe Accuracy International is the top tier bolt action rifle that all others strive to be.
    The AI AT rifle is going to give you the "quick change" barrel capability. The two barrels I would personally choose is .308 and 6.5 creedmore. You can order this set up at Mile High Shooting.
    I've never shot a AI rifle that wasn't a sub MOA shooter.
    Is the AI going to be more accurate than a _______? Maybe, maybe not. Look, there are more accurate rifles out in the world than AI rifles. However I'll trade a little accuracy for dependability any day of the week. Custom guns with super tight tolorances tank out in the field under shitty to normal conditions. My AI chugs along when others fail.
    My personal AI MKII rifle (which I have no reason to "upgrade") is boringly accurate and reliable.
  3. Mikey Strauss

    Mikey Strauss United States Postal Service Wat Cop

    We dumped all of our remington 700's a few years ago and went w/AI's for all 12 of our snipers. Boone's statement pretty much covers it....."My personal AI MKII rifle (which I have no reason to "upgrade") is boringly accurate and reliable."

    We will start next year to replace two barrels every year based on when and how the guns we recieved came in over a 4 year time frame just to keep ahead of the game while keeping all of the guns operational.
  4. Caomhin

    Caomhin Amateur

    Thanks, guys.

    This is the type of info I was seeking.
  5. Caomhin

    Caomhin Amateur

    Freaking loving it!!

    I got a pre-'14 model AX. I cannot justify $7k for the AX with the quick change barrel and RHS-folding buttstock.

    I really would like the quick change barrel but...

    Will exercise it over the Christmas Holidays.

    "One cannot awaken a man who pretends to be asleep."
  6. Caomhin

    Caomhin Amateur


    "One cannot awaken a man who pretends to be asleep."
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  7. Sweaty

    Sweaty Newbie

    Long time listener, first time caller...

    If you have the cash, AI is the company to go with. My agency has AX 308 rifles for our whole team and when I went to basic sniper school, I saw how advantageous a high quality rifle could be. Nobody else's gun came close to performing as reliably accurate.

    I would suggest a high quality ammo if you do go with the AI. We use Ruag Swiss P Styx for our open air bullet. The cool thing about this ammo, is their AP and tactical round (barricade penetrator...mostly glass) is ballistically matched to the open air bullet to 300 yards, so your dope is the same even though the bullets have different weights.

    I also agree with Boone about Mile High...great company with amazing customer service.
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    This is my AI AX .308
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