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The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Hunter » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:58 am

My dreamboat.....the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare .308 with 26" barrel
Oneday......oneday.....you'll be mine

The only problem is the cost...........but i'll get there oneday

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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby phasmoid » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:46 pm

a model of utilitarian elegance.
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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Woodsman » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:55 pm

Here is a picture of the most precise rifle I have ever personally shot.

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I'm sure there are rifle systems out there with better precision, but at 600 yards, I was able to score 12/15 of the "X"s in the one relay I shot it using a 42x nightforce scope atop it. The 3 misses were 9s and 10s and entirely my fault for not paying attention to what I was doing.

I wouldn't want to own this particular rifle as it was chambered in 6.5-284, which is fast, burns out barrels quickly and is expensive to feed. It belongs to a friend of mine (last I knew - he was trying to sell it).

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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Woodsman » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:59 pm

My choice of rifle:

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20" in barrel length would be my choice, along with quick release scope mounts and 3 different optic devices.

The bipod and scope do not come with the unit and I wouldn't use either of them anyway.
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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:03 pm

Just curious – what would use it for?

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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby coldharvest » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:04 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Just curious – what would use it for?

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uh.......shootin' shit?
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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Woodsman » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:43 am

coldharvest wrote:
JamesInTheWorld wrote:Just curious – what would use it for?

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uh.......shootin' shit?


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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Hunter » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:25 am

phasmoid wrote:Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Most certainly is.

Woodsman wrote:Image

Can you remember what that Aussie medal is for on the left?

Woodsman wrote:My choice of rifle:

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20" in barrel length would be my choice, along with quick release scope mounts and 3 different optic devices.

The bipod and scope do not come with the unit and I wouldn't use either of them anyway.

Very nice indeed.
Why would you prefer 20" ? Simply because you'll probably never need to fire at targets Loooooong ways away? (plus 20" will still give you a good distance anyway)
And do you rather to use natural objects for resting or sand bags? (in regards to no bipod)
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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Hunter » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:31 am

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Just curious – what would use it for?

~JITW

Good question. I think the answer is simply i'm becoming obsessed with the rifle. The history and quality of AI is amazing. No matter how much i try though i won't be able to come up with a logical reason for spending so much money on one rifle when there are terrific rifles out there for a lot less.

In terms of hunting i'd mainly use it for deer but even then i would stalk the deer up to about 100metres away (150 max) so i wouldn't even use the full accurate distance capabilities.

Which then makes ya think why bother with .308 if i'm only going to drop deer that close? Why not go .243 or even .223?
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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Woodsman » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:57 am

Hunter wrote:Very nice indeed.
Why would you prefer 20" ? Simply because you'll probably never need to fire at targets Loooooong ways away? (plus 20" will still give you a good distance anyway)
And do you rather to use natural objects for resting or sand bags? (in regards to no bipod)


Long ago when I first started hunting Elk in Colorado, I used to use a Browning A-bolt stainless stalker composite with a 6-24x leupold scope & 24" extendable harris swivel bipod. It worked well with Federal premium (<3/4 MOA box stock). After several years of pounding mountains out there, I found all that crap hanging on a 24 or 26" barreled rifle is a pain in the ass - especially when you get down in the spruce and Gambel oak areas.

Later, after shooting competitively for a short time I realized that during the "open" relays - e.g. no sling or weight restrictions - or during relays with minimal requirements, all the precision shooters are using front and rear rests instead of bipods (if you look at the "Dude", the aluminum trusses on the forearms and butts are there to "slide" on rests).

A bipod is unnecessary and can screw pinpoint shots up, since on slopes it is hard to adjust for cants, etc. It's okay for short distances that police snipers are typically firing at (<200m typically), but for seriously long shots (>400y) - like competition or hunting antelope or high elevation spooky animals, it's better to rest the forearm on a more solid base. Daypacks will suffice for forearm rests. Competition front rests are actually tripods - but they are not - and this is the important part - attached to the gun. If a gun is heavy enough >10lbs. or so, it is sometimes better just to support the butt of it and let the front end move with the recoil. Bipods don't allow for the natural movement of the recoil - and that affects precision.

A 20" bbl. in 6.5 Grendel designated marksman will get out to 1,000 yards with plenty of precision (with the right ammo "tuned" for that barrel). Let's face it - there is very little NEED to shoot much of anything beyond that distance with small arms- truly the 20" long bbl. is a good compromise when you want to reach out and touch something at a fairly long distance, but you don't want to be hauling a long ass stick through the brush getting it caught up on limbs and shit - Plus it is lighter and that is going to make a difference once you start humping.

If you're young the weight thing won't matter - but as you age you start to realize the difference, especially when your feet are on 45 degree slopes. :-)
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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:30 am

Don’t forget to take an overpriced Urban Sniper Ninja Sniper course and a MultiCam rifle matt when you buy a sniper rifle

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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Woodsman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:13 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Don’t forget to take an overpriced Urban Sniper Ninja Sniper course and a MultiCam rifle matt when you buy a sniper rifle

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I tried to take those classes, but they were all booked up by I.T. dudes working in the military contractor business.
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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:40 pm

Dont be a hater dude

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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby Woodsman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:19 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Dont be a hater dude

And who is an IT contractor?

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Re: The most beautiful rifle in the world

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:49 pm

What the fuck are you talking about dude?

You off your meds again?

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