The Highly advanced, new generation AX308 bolt action sniper rifle from Acuracy International is based on the DNA of the battle proven AW series. Inheriting the toughness, reliability, superb accuracy and ease of maintenance of it's celebrated predecessor, the AX Magnum action retains the same flat-bottm design, but is both longer (CIP/SAAMI), and wider allowing the use of a compact and reliable double stack 10-round magazine.
Accuracy International was started in 1978 by a group of national and international target shooters, one of which was a two time Olympic Gold Medalist. Designed by shooters, for shooters. The original design's ethos combined two factors into a unique package: namely the incorporation of performance enhancing features learned in Olympic and international target shooting onto a rifle platform exhibiting full militarty ruggedness. The current designs are faithful to the orginal concept but also benefit from thirty years of continuous improvement. These advances are not cosmetic but are driven by the needs of users, highly trained military and police units in over 60 countries world-wide. On a daily basis such units are exposed to "live" tactical situations in the most demanding environments where first shot accuracy is critical. All componets are manufactured to Accuracy Internaional designs to ensure that they must perform, something that cannot be achieved with a ruggedished sporting weapon.
1. Butt Pad:
A fixed bolt-on pad with 10mm (0.4") and 20mm (0.8") spacers are fitted as standard. Additional spacers are available to customize the length of pull. Further adjustment is possible with the optical target adjustable butt plate or quick adjust butt plate or quick adjust butt plate in conjunction with the quick adjust cheekpiece.
2. Adjustable Cheekpiece:
The standard adjustable cheekpiece adjusts left/right as well as for height to obtain optimum cheek position when using night vision equipment or telescopic sights with large objective lenses. A spring loaded quick adjust cheekpiece is also available in conjunction with the quick adjust butt plate.
3. Butt Spike:
The extendable spike enables the user to observe the target area for extended periods with minimal fatique. Designed with quick and fine adjustment to a maximum extended length of 115mm (4.5").
4. New Stock Design:
The new external stock design greatly improves the user's ability to carry and move with the rifle. A shorter rear stock makes shooting easier in bulky body armour.
5. Pistol Grip:
The ergonomically advanced pistol grip can be fine tuned to fit virtually any user by fitting one of several replaceable backstraps. The pistol grip, combined with the adjustable trigger shoe, allows the AX to achieve a fit like a target rifle. The traditional thumbhole stock is available as an option.
6. Folding Chassis:
For use when travelling in vehicles or for parachute insertions, this option reduces overall length by 210mm (8") when folded and adds 0.2kg (0.4lb). Locked in the folded position for security and the avoidance of noice, the stock is released by pulling firmly on the butt. The wear compensated hinge ensures total rigidity in the extended position.
7. Sling Points:
Two Sling attachment points are mounted on each side as standard. The two forward sling points can be moved according to user prefernce.
8. Bonded Action:
A new strengthened design ensures safety in the most extreme environments. Superior to a traditional action/stock interface. It is permanently bonded and bolted to the stiff aluminium chassis to eliminate movement, ensuring that zero will be maintained.
9. Trigger Assembly:
Fitted as standard with adjustable pull weights of 1.5-2.0kg (3.3-4.4lb), the battle proven two stage mechanism allows a large sear engagement to be maintained until the first stage is taken up. A new trigger shoe, adjustable fore and aft by 13mm (0.5") is optional. The complete trigger assembly can easily be removed for cleaning by extracting two socket head cap screws.
10. Safety Mechanism:
The rifle has a three-position safety mechanism. Position 1 (rear) blocks the firing pin and locks the bolt in the closed position. Position 2 (mid) blocks the firing pin, but allows the bolt to be operated so a live round may be safely removed from the chamber. Position 3 (forward) allows the weapon to be fired. The safety will only operate when the bolt is cocked.
The 20mm (0.75") diameter steel close fitting bolt features an integral short throw bolt handle (60) with large bolt knob which lies close to the stockside just above the trigger to minimise movement of the user's hand. The bolt can be field stripped without tools for cleaning.
12. Picatinny Rail:
This option is pinned and screwed to the action providing a standard interface for many optical systems. Available in flat, 20 MOA and 30 MOA cants.
The match grade free floating barrel is threaded deep into the action with a large diameter thread. The AX 308 comes with a 20 in barrel.
Surface toughened, and finished with a multi-part anti-friction coating, the compact 10-round double row, military grade steel magazine combined with the revised chassis design makes loading faster and more positive without lifting the rifle.
15. Forend Rail System
Free floating tube forend features a slot system for quickly, and securely attaching modular rail sections allowing the user to fit a virtually unlimited variety of optical, ranging, support and carry accessories.
Effective Range: 600yds-1600yds
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