Accuracy International AX50


At Accuracy International’s booth at SHOT Show their new item for 2015 was a rifle mag, but the item drawing a crowd was none other than the herculean AX50 rifle. The company upgraded the rifle and changed its name just a couple years ago and there was just no way I could pass up a chance to get a closer look.


The AX50 is, as its name implies, chambered in .50 BMG. According to one of the reps at the booth the rifle I looked over and had my picture taken with topped out at 35 pounds thanks to its already substantial weight and the addition of the scope, among others. There wasn’t a scale handy to find out exactly what the rifle weighed but it was definitely far beyond the 14.6 pounds of the basic rifle shown in the company’s catalog. Even so I didn’t want to part with it and would have been ecstatic for some range time with it.




Caliber: .50 BMG

Weight (basic rifle, no scope, empty): 12.5 kg, 14.6 lbs

Dimensions: 1370mm x 190mm x 100mm (stock folded 1115mm x 190mm x 164mm, 26″ barrel, no scope)


* Proofed steel action bolted to aluminum chassis

* 0 MOA STANAG 4694/Mil Std 1913 action and forend rail

* 6 lug 60 degree bolt with AI combat-proven leaf spring extractor

* 2-position safety

* 2 stage trigger adjustable for trigger weight 1.5 and 2kg

* Detachable 5-round mag

* Integrated quick-adjust butt spike

* Left folding stock

* Triple chamber muzzle break

* 1 in 15″ twist stainless steel barrel

* Quick adjust butt and cheek piece

MSRP not available

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Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at


  • Steven Heins

    12.5kg is about 27 lbs.

    • RealitiCzech

      That makes sense. 15lbs would be crazy light for a .50.

  • echelon

    Quite a bit different than holding the little Ruger Charger, eh?

  • SirShoots-a-lot
  • MountainKelly

    Is pretty neat. I’d love to try one out for LRS but… Expensive. .300WM is about all I’ll do for now haha