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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