Accuracy International AE MK III
Sniper rifles with legendary accuracy are coming out of the United Kingdom. The Accuracy International MK III is the updated version of the Model AE built at the request of the law enforcement community.
The new AE MK III introduces the key enhancements including the use ofAICS 5-round and 10-round magazines. The 5-round magazine is flush-fitting for easy movement in touch terrain and the 10-round box offers increased capacity when it is needed. The trigger group is removable for maintenance without disassembling action from chassis system, making it very easy to maintain the rifle in the field while insuring the zero remains intact. A standard adjustable cheekpiece insures the rifle will fit all shooters and provide quickly repeatable cheek weld. The optional folding chassis allows the rifle to be stored and transported without taking up valuable space, but locks up solidly in seconds.
The AE MK III is fitted with a two-stage trigger assembly, which allows a large sear engagement to be maintained until the user takes up the first stage. This reduces the chance of an accidental discharge if the rifle is jolted while cocked. The trigger is adjustable from 3.3 to 4.4 pounds.
The full-length aluminum chassis means any available surface can be used to support the rifle with no effect on accuracy and the construction is completely impervious to weather.
The match-grade free-floated barrel is screwed into the action through the heavy-duty recoil lug. This rigid mount provides outstanding cold-shot performance. A barrel can be changed in less than 10 minutes using the AI barrel change kit. A 20-inch barrel is available threaded for and AI suppressor.
For more information check out http://www.accuracyinternational.com.
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