The Highly advanced, new generation AX338 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 (Optional):
Fitted with either a bolt-on pad with 10mm and 20mm spacers or the optional quick-adjust butt pad the user can easily customise the length of pull. Butt pad height adjustment can provided as an additional option.
2. Adjustable Cheekpiece (Optional) :
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. The quick adjust cheek piece option offers a spring loaded platform for rapid tool-less adjustment.
3. Folding Chassis (Optional):
This option allows the stock to be folded for transportation, reducing overall length by 9.25" (235mm) and adding 0.4lb (0.2kg). The stock locks positively in the folded position for security and the avoidance of noice. In the extended position, built-in wear compensation ensures total rigidity.
4. Picatinny Rail:
Fitted as standard, this rail provides an internationally accepted interface for many optical systems. Alternative height/angle options can be fitted on request.
5. 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.
6. Trigger Assembly:
The reliable, battle proven two stage mechanism from the AW series has a new trigger shoe for fore and aft adjustment up to 0.5" (13mm). Pull weights are adjustable from 3.3-4.4lb (1.5-2.0kg). The complete trigger assembly can easily be removed for cleaning by extracting two socket head cap screws.
The 27" match grade free floating barrel is threaded deep into the action with a large diameter thread unique to the AX338. Optional barrel lengths, twist, and calibres are available.
8. Butt Spike:
The extendable spike enables the user to observe the target area for extended periods with minimal fatique. Desighned with quick and fine adjustment to a maximum extended length of 115mm (4.5").
9. 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. Available in either thumbhole or the new pistol grip configurations.
10. Pistol Grip (Optional):
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.
11. Modular Bolt:
The larger new 0.87" (22mm) dia. steel close fitting bolt, bolt head, locking ring and barrel tenon construction is significantly stronger and capable of withstanding higher temperatures and pressures. An improved leaf-spring style extractor facilitates straightforward removal and replacement.
12. Bonded Action:
A new strengthened design ensures safety in the most extreme environments. It is permanently bonded and bolted to the stiff aluminium chassis to eliminate movement, ensuring that zero will be maintained.
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.
14. 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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Submitted By: Michael M. On 07/16/2012
This weapon has never failed me when I needed it to do the job. I used it in the Marine Corps and I am still using it in my civilian job. Anyone that wants a good reliable weapon should look no further than the Lapua .335.
[5 of 5 Stars]