Accuracy International Ltd (AI), a manufacturer of sniper rifles with headquarters in Portsmouth (Hampshire, UK), has launched tow new models – the AX MKIII and AX 50 ELR.
The AX MKIII is the latest combat proven sniper rifle from AI and has been designed to meet current operational needs. Tested to current NATO requirements for military sniper rifles, it has evolved from the AXMC multi-calibre rifle and is a variant of the AX-SR, produced for the US market, and shares many features. The rifle is configured in .338 Lapua MAgnum and has multi-calibre conversion kits that are user-configurable and mission-adaptable. The AX MK III features am integral Arca-Swiss style tripod mounting rail under the forend tube and forend grip, barricade supports, and AI’s patented Qucikloc barrel system bolted to the aluminium chassis. Improved design features include the bolt, lock ring, an ambidextrous position safety catch and rubber AR style changeable pistol grip. The well-proven and reliable AI detachable magazine is included in 10 round, double stack, CIP length for all calibres, without the need for a magazine adapter.
The AX 50 ELR long-range anti-material rifle is also a multi-calibre rifle system. The rifle as supplied is configured in .50 BMG and can be converted to .408 CheyTac or .375 CheyTac. Features include an Arca-Swiss style tripod mounting rail under forend grip, barricade supports, the Qucikloc barrel system, and 10 round double stack magazines.