Accuracy International Ltd. recently announced the launch of two new rifle models: the AX MKIII and the AX 50 ELR. The AX MkIII evolved from the advanced multicalibre AXMC rifle, the MKIII will come in .338 Lapua Magnum as standard but can be converted to chamber .300 Win Mag or .308. The AX 50 ELR builds on AI’s .50 calibre AX 50 rifle and can be chambered in the .375 and .408 CheyTac calibres. The rifles have forends which use AI’s patented ‘KeySlot’ syste, new stocks and new ergo pistol grips which came from developments around their entry into the US Army’s ASR program.
Here’s what Accuracy International Ltd. had to say about the new rifles:
The AX MKIII is the latest in a long and distinguished line of combat proven sniper rifles from AI and has been designed to meet current operational needs in Europe and around the world. Tested to current NATO requirements for Military Sniper rifles, it has evolved from the successful AXMC multi-calibre rifle and is a variant of the AXSR, produced for the US Market and shares many features.
The rifle as supplied is configured in .338 Lapua Magnum and has multi-calibre conversion kits that are user configurable and mission adaptable. AX MKIII features include an integral Arca-Swiss Style tripod mounting rail under the forend tube and forend grip, barricade supports, AI’s patented and Quickloc barrel system bolted to the aluminium chassis. Improved design features include the bolt, lock ring, ambidextrous 3 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-materiel rifle is also a multicalibre rifle system. The rifle as supplied is configured in .50 BMG and can be converted to .408 CheyTac® or .375 CheyTac®. Features include Arca-Swiss Style tripod mounting rail under forend grip, barricade supports, AI’s patented Quickloc barrel system and 10 round double stack magazines.
Here are the spec sheets for both of the new rifles:
The new rifles will be on display at EnforceTac, in Nuremberg, Germany from 4th to 5th March, 2020. Find out more over on Accuracy International Ltd.’s website, here.