AI AT-X: Not an antitank rifle, but still cool
New from Accuracy International this year is the AT-X. This new rifle is optimized by AI for PRS style competitions. Featuring the same action as AI’s existing AT and AX rifles, the AT-X has an all new stock with both short and full length bridges, Win Tac weights, and 45-degree KeySlots for quick attachment and detachment of weights and accessories in a competition. The AT-X’s included grip is an Ergo AR15 grip, so one can change the grip easily to one’s preferred angle and size.
The AI AT-X comes with two trigger spring kits, one for a 12oz-1.5lb pull, and another for a 1.5-2.75lb pull. The AT-X will come initially in 6.5 Creedmoor, with 6.5 PRC “coming soon”. The AT-X will also be available in five colors: Red, Blue, FDE, “Elite Sand” and Black.
Per Mile High:
ACTION: One-pieceproofed steel action featuring AI’s patent pending Quickloc quick release barrel system and 20 MOA STANAG 4694/Mil Std 1913 action rail (Low)
BARREL: Quickloc match grade, stainless steel 4-groove barrel – machined in the UK.
BOLT: 6 lug, 60 degree bolt with AI combat proven leaf spring extractor.
FORE-END MOUNTING SYSTEM: AI’s patented KeySlot™ mounting system, rotated 45 degrees to allow drop-in rail accessories.
10 ROUND MAGAZINE: Double-Stack design: Corrosion resistant steel with a low friction coating for complete reliability.
MAGAZINE WELL: Oversized cut away magazine well for smooth, rapid magazine changes.
TRIGGER: AI Competition Trigger, Heavy spring kit installed (1.5 – 2.75 lbs.) Includes Light spring kit (12 oz to 1.5 lbs)
SAFETY: 3 position safety based on the design of the battle-proven AW system. The 3rd position locks the bolt and the 2nd position allows the bolt to be manipulated with minimal resistance while while remaining on safe.
ACCESSORY RAILS: With AI’s patented KeySlot™ system, including the new addition of Win Tac weights, and two night vision bridges.
SLING POINTS: Quick detach flush cups, one located on each side of the butt stock. The second sling point is determined by the mounting location of the included Accessory Rail w/Flush Cup.
CHEEK PIECE: Lateral/height adjustment. 3 mm hex key for refit and re-positioning of accessory rails.
BUTT PAD: Rotating and friction-locking mechanism for quick and tool-less pad height and angle adjustment. Pull length can be adjusted by 40mm with the addition of 10 and 20mm spacers.
STOCK: Fixed. The stock can be converted into a folder with an accessory hinge kit that will be released later this year.
Caliber:6.5 Creedmoor, 24″Thread Pitch: 5/8×24Weight: 13 lbs w/out magazineCollapsed Length: 42.75″Length of Pull: 13-15.25″ (2.25″ adjustment)Rail Length: 17″Trigger: Accuracy International Competition Trigger, adjustable. 1.5-2.75lbs Heavy Spring , 12 oz to 1.5lbs Light Spring
Safety: Accuracy International three position
Rifle Barrel Twist: 1:8
Rifle Stock: Fixed. AR pistol grip, Ergo. Adjustable length of pull and cheek height.Magazine: 10 Round, can be loaded through the ejection portColors: Black, Dark Earth, Elite Sand, Red, Blue
AI’s main design goal with the AT-X was to keep the bore centerline as close to the support surface of the chassis as possible, in order to keep the rifle on target during recoil so one can spot one’s hits and get the most hits on target in the shortest amount of time possible with a bolt rifle. Like all AI’s rifles, the price for admittance is high, but the AT-X is AI’s lowest cost rifle to date. The current MSRP is $4,999.95. Rifles can be pre-ordered at Mile High Shooting Accessories or Eurooptic.