i have the AE version, i am not sure what the difference is between that and the AWP....
mine has a 24" barrel and is very heavy. i ordered a biathlon sling when i bought it (over both shoulders thing) so the weight of it is un-noticeable really.
i stalk with it now and again, but normally use it when i am planning to sit and watch and take any long-range opportunities that comes my way.
it will shoot sub .25 moa off the bench no problems at all. i put a leupold 8.5 - 25 tactical on top of it and they are a good combination.
for hunting i am using 43grains of varget behind a molyied 150grain sst. this round put everything in the v-bull last night at 400m....
i have shot deer out to 350m this season with it, and am planning to go beyond 500m before the summer.
in short, i think it is a fantastic shooting stick and i don't think you'll be dissapointed.
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