Contains threads on equipment developed by the UK defence and aerospace industry, but not in service with the British Armed Forces.
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Accuracy International AX338
ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL (AI) can be said to have come into being when Dave Walls and David Caig (work colleagues and shooting enthusiasts) decided to try their hand at creating working replicas of Colt 1860 Army and 1873 Single Action Army revolvers. Their first attempt at making guns from scratch was so successful that Caig and Walls started their own company and designed their very first target rifle. This brought them into contact with Malcolm Cooper, gold medal winner at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In 1986 he was also world champion in 300 m Standard Rifle, a non-Olympic rifle discipline in which he claimed several European and World titles, as well as holding the World record for a period. Walls, Caig and Cooper were the main founders and driving force behind AI.
Since its beginnings, AI has gone through many transitions. These include; ownership by a private equity company, administration in 2005 and a subsequent buy-out led by its current management team. Against this background of business progress and regress, we have become one of the foremost suppliers of high accuracy, robust and reliable sniper rifles in the world, with customers in more than 60 countries that include many of the most prestigious and influential military and law enforcement agencies on the globe. The company has achieved this by a significant investment in facilities, machinery and people and by employing Six Sigma techniques to improve manufacturing processes.
While the British Armed Forces do use AI rifles, as the L96, L115A3 and AW-50, they have an expanded range of other products not used by the British available to the market that have reached foreign markets.
Accuracy International AXMC - Exchangeable between .338, .308 and .300 in minutes
Accuracy International AT308 - A lighter, smaller and shorter tactical sniper rifle
Accuracy International AX50 - A large .50 calibre anti-material rifle
Accuracy International AS50 - A semi-automatic .50 calibre anti-material rifle