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Accuracy International is a specialist and world renowned British
firearms manufacturer based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, and
best known for producing the
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare
series of precision sniper rifles. The company was established in 1978
by British Olympic shooting gold medallist Malcolm Cooper, MBE
(1947–2001), Sarah Cooper, Martin Kay, and the designers of the
weapons, Dave Walls and Dave Caig. All were highly skilled
international or national target shooters. Accuracy International's
high-accuracy sniper rifles are in use with many military units and
police departments around the world.
Accuracy International went into liquidation in 2005, and was bought
by a British consortium including the original design team of Dave
Walls and Dave Caig.
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The company is currently (2014) equally owned by two directors, Dave
Walls and Tom Irwin along with Paul Bagshaw. Dave Caig remains in the
business as a consultant.
Accuracy International rifle system has gained success, due in
part to the design considerations put into the overall rifle. The
rifles are hand-built. The AWSM (Arctic Warfare Super Magnum) held the
world record for the longest confirmed combat kill up until May 2017.
The rifle stock design is designed for good ergonomics. The comfort in
holding the rifle and the reduced recoil aids accuracy.
The barrel is interchangeable with other calibres; this can be done in
the field in about 15 minutes. With the barrel clamped in a barrel
vice, the barrel is removed from the action, and another one screwed
into the action and tightened in place with a torque wrench. Newer
Accuracy International rifles including the AX, AT
(Accuracy Tactical), and AXMC (AX Multi-Calibre) feature a
switch-barrel system that allow the user to change out the barrel with
only the use of a 4mm hex wrench, allowing field barrel changes in
under a minute.
The inherent accuracy of the rifle is due to the action being bolted
with four screws and permanently bonded with epoxy material to an
aluminium receiver, to which all major rifle components are in turn
attached. As it keeps the action from moving away from zero
(determined by the alignment of the scope to the rifle bore rather
than the alignment of the action to the stock) the accuracy of the
rifle is very high. Adding a folding stock handle, this sniper rifle
can be used for both HALO insertions and walking deployments of sniper
Due to the success of the chassis system in Accuracy
Accuracy International has
developed the AICS (
Accuracy International Chassis System) for several
popular varieties of barreled rifle actions, including the Savage M10
and Remington 700 short and long actions, both of which have long
histories and good reputations for accuracy and precision in stock,
out-of-the box form.
Accuracy International introduced their new AS50
.50 BMG calibre
semi-automatic rifle at the 2005
SHOT Show in Las Vegas and their new
AX Series at the 2010 Shot Show in Las Vegas.
The UK government announced in March 2008 the award of an £11 million
contract to produce rifles for the British Army.
Accuracy International's distribution in United States is managed by
the American division of AI,
Accuracy International USA. There are
only two distributors of
Accuracy International in the United States,
Eurooptic and Mile High Shooting.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare
Accuracy International AWM
Accuracy International AS50
Accuracy International AW50
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