Accuracy International’s Latest Rifles Displayed at DSEI 2021

    Accuracy International AX 50 (Matthew Moss)

    At DSEI 2021 in London, we took a look at Accuracy International’s latest pair of rifles. Back in February 2020, Accuracy International announced the introduction of the AX MKIII and the AX 50 ELR but with the global pandemic, this is the first time we’ve had a chance to take a closer look at them in person.

    Accuracy International AX 50 (Matthew Moss)

    AX50 ELR

    The improved AX50 ELR was also on display with its new spring-loaded butt and now compatibility with using AR-15 pattern pistol grips of the user’s choice. The rifle now has the 3 position bolt mounted shroud safety seen on other AI rifles. Like the AX MKIII, the rifle comes as standard with a two-stage trigger with a weight between 3.3 and 4.4lbs. The AX50 ELR has a new 10 round magazine, which has the same dimensions regardless of caliber –  .408 CheyTac and .375 CheyTac are also now available options. AI noted that this exact model is currently in service with an undisclosed European military.

    Accuracy International AX 50 (Matthew Moss)

    Specifications:

    Caliber: .50 BMG / .408 CheyTac / .375 CheyTac

    ​Weight: 12.06kg (26.5lb) with empty magazine, no scope, no rails, 27” barrel with muzzle brake

    Dimensions: with 27” barrel, tactical muzzle brake, 2 x 10mm spacers
    Full length: 1383mm x 220mm x 120mm
    Stock folded: 1145mm x 220mm x 120mm

    Base Model:
    Proofed steel action bolted to aluminium chassis
    45 MOA STANAG 4694/Mil Std 1913 action and forend rail
    6 lug, 60° bolt with AI combat proven leaf spring extractor
    3 position shroud safety
    2 stage trigger adjustable for trigger weight 1.5 and 2kg
    Detachable 10-round magazine
    Integrated quick adjust butt spike
    Left folding stock
    Triple chamber muzzle break
    1 in 15” twist stainless steel barrel
    Quick adjust butt and cheekpiece

    Accuracy International AX 50 (Matthew Moss)

    Below is a look at the spring-loaded quick adjustable stock.

    Accuracy International AX 50 (Matthew Moss)

    Accuracy International AX MKIII (Matthew Moss)

     

    AX MKIII

    The AX MKIII has had some improvements with a quick adjustable butt and cheekpiece. It has the 3-position ambidextrous bolt safety and the improved 6-lug, 60-degree throw bolt. The rifle comes as standard with a two-stage trigger with a weight between 3.3 and 4.4lbs.

    Accuracy International AX MKIII (Matthew Moss)

    Specifications:

    Caliber: .338 Lapua (factory fitted) / .300 Win mag / .308 Win / .300 Norma / .338 Norma

    ​Weight: 7.6Kg (16.7lb) with standard rail setup, empty magazine, no scope, 27” barrel, tactical muzzle brake

    Dimensions: with 27” barrel and tactical muzzle brake
    Full length: 1255mm x 200mm x 90mm
    Stock folded: 1030mm x 185mm x 95mm

    Base Rifle Features:
    Right side folding stock over bolt
    Quick Adjustable cheekpiece
    Quick Adjustable buttpad with spacers
    Flush cup sling attachment points
    30 MOA STANAG 4694/Mil Std 1913 action rail
    16” forend tube and rail
    Double chamber standard muzzle brake
    1 x 140mm plain accessory rail
    2 x 80mm flush cup accessory rails
    1 x 10 round double stack CIP magazine

    Accuracy International AX MKIII (Matthew Moss)

    Find out more at www.accuracyinternational.com

    Matthew Moss

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    TheFirearmBlog.com – Managing Editor
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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

    Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news.

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