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

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  1. Brown Dog

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    Just back from the range –still reeking of burnt propellant- and still very pleased with my AWP purchase [​IMG] :

    3 shots (including cold bore) 0.19MOA!

    [​IMG]

    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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  2. Nicholas

    Nicholas Well-Known Member

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

    Excellent Rifle!

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  3. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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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]

    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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  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Brown Dog, congrats on the rifle!

    What is a "metre" and a "mm" ?? [​IMG]
     
  5. JR

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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...

    JR
     
  6. Brown Dog

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    JR
    Yes, this is one of your barrels!
     
  7. Brown Dog

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    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!
     
  8. BravoEMike

    BravoEMike Well-Known Member

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    Brown Dog,
    The performance and photo's of you shooting results!
    I was uncertain if I should purchase a new Accuracy Iinternational AWM .300 Win Mag... or a custom built rifle.
    Your rifle's results cinched it for me...and I went with AI.
    Thanks for your post.

    Semper Fi
     
  9. Brown Dog

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    Good call!
    Let us know how you get on.
     
  10. nowler

    nowler Well-Known Member

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    hi brown dog

    very impressive shooting!

    if i could figure out how to post images, i'd post some of my groups from my AI AE.....

    i think i'd give you a run for your money....

    LOL!!!!

    derek
     
  11. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    JR, I saw that the other day. Anything Celt does is awesome!! Love to drop this new VSLH into a AI chassis!!!! [​IMG] ..sakofan..
     
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

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    Lefties,

    You might get in touch with Jeff Hicks at HD Rifles..I think he is doing a LH conversion on the AICS, which you can clamp your LH rem 700 into, and I'm sure it will rock..

    JR
     
  13. nowler

    nowler Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    if this works
    this is a 5 shot group at 100m from my AI AE with 150SST's and 44gr of Varget (with a border barrel i believe)

    derek
     
  14. nowler

    nowler Well-Known Member

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    try again, sorry folks!!!

    if this works
    this is a 5 shot group at 100m from my AI AE with 150SST's and 44gr of Varget (with a border barrel i believe)

    derek [​IMG]