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AI AWP -Still Grinning! and any thoughts on copying a factory load?

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AI AWP -Still Grinning! and any thoughts on copying a factory load?

Just back from the range –still reeking of burnt propellant- and still very pleased with my AWP purchase [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] :

3 shots (including cold bore) 0.19MOA!



This was at 101metres with Lapua Factory loaded with 167 Scenars.

Using a stoney point comparator, the Lapua loads measure 56.7mm. Using that OAL as a starting point, I’ve tried to mimic the Lapua loads by loading 165 BTs to the same OAL over 44, 44.5 and 45gr of viht 140.
44.5gr put 5 rounds into 0.62MOA. Until I fire this load some more I won’t know whether the accuracy decline is me or the load! Any thoughts?

Just time for another gratuitous picture of my AWP!:
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    Re: AI AWP -Still Grinning! and any thoughts on copying a factory load?

    Very nice rig, I have shot another AI and have gotten the same results that you have.

    Excellent Rifle!

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    A true thing of beauty, my friend!!

    I would love an AI, but alas, they dont come in L/H version to my knowledge. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    What power is your S&B PMII?? What kind of scope mounts are on that?? I think AI has there own mounts.

    ..sakofan..Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Brown Dog, congrats on the rifle!

    What is a "metre" and a "mm" ?? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Good shooting!!...we make most of the AW series barrels for AI, would be interested if it was a Border, the lads in the workshop would be right impressed with a group like that!!!so the chanting works, I told em it would...

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    Yes, this is one of your barrels!
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    Re: AI AWP -Still Grinning! and any thoughts on copying a factory load?

    All: Thanks for the comments.

    Sakofan: The S&B is 4-16, the mounts are AI's own manufacture. You are correct that the AIs are only r/h. You may remember my post asking for thoughts on getting one because I also shoot lefthanded (because of left dominant eye).
    Might seem strange, but I just decided I would get the rifle and simply shoot it right handed! I knew that I could do this because my 'work' rifle is a r/h only design and I successfully -but begrudgingly!- learnt to use that successfully, including instinctive /snap shooting -in fact, to my knowledge, no lefthanders have failed to make a successful conversion to the cack-handed rifle. Not cool, but we have no choice!
    Bottom line was, that I wanted a seriously accurate and seriously rugged rifle. This is the first rifle I've owned that shoots brilliantly yet feels as strong as a girder! Give it a go -you can always sell it!
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