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AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

 
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:50 PM
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AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

Here’s the situation….

You’ve been offered an AWP at a good price (AWP is the CT version of the straight AW –guaranteed sub 0.5MOA).

Someone has offered to buy your 0.7MOA 308 sporter at a good price. ‘Swopping’ to the AWP will only cost you £300 / $500.

You’re left-handed…..Your sporter is left-handed…...4 years ago, you promised yourself you would only buy left-handed rifles……BUT……...the AWP is right handed.

And….

Your judgement is clouded because you’ve always had a hankering for an AI rifle.

What do you do??!

Someone please talk some sense to me!
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Old 05-09-2004, 02:44 PM
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Re: AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

...As far as I know the AI stocks are ambidextrous...
Only problem is the bolt handle.

I had a play with one of their stocks not long ago, and in honesty, couldn't see what all the fuss was about(the price)

If the rifle is a garanteed .5 then why not?
£300 for an IA, yeah I would do it too.

[img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] you have all my support, mate.
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Old 05-09-2004, 06:59 PM
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Re: AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

Here's a thought- have your left handed sporter made into a guaranteed 1/2 moa rifle.
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:35 PM
 
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Re: AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

Bet it'll cost more than $500 to do that... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 05-10-2004, 07:48 AM
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Re: AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

As a right hander I wouldn't buy a left handed rifle no matter what.

Gaining 0.2moa and losing rapid follow up shot ability plus risking your eyesight in the event of a pressure incident might make the deal seem less sweet!
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Old 05-10-2004, 04:32 PM
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Re: AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

Why not buy a thumbhole stock for your rifle? Sounds like that is the major difference.

Shooting a rifle for the wrong hand is something I would never compromise on. Besides, that difference in accuracy is academic and really of not sig in the real world on realistic targets.

Can you shoot the AI to verify its accuracy? will also answer the 'can I live with it question'

Jerry
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:48 AM
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Re: AI Rifle Opportunity - Someone please talk some sense into my head!

brown dog

i have an AI rifle and it is the business as far as i am concerned.

however, they are not garuanteed to shoot .5moa, it is .75moa and then only using match grade ammo. also, there are no garuantees in life, and you don't know how it's been treated before you've got it. if it is so good, why is it for sale?

the stock is ambidextrous (correct spelling?) but the bolt isn't obviously!

i'd go for it if i were you, but bear in mind they are very heavy!
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