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.

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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.

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Specs:

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)

Features:

* 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

Take a look online: http://www.accuracyinternational.com/aiax50rifle.html

 





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  • 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