Recently, Accuracy International (AI) announced their two new rifle models: the AX MKIII and AX 50 ELR rifles. The new AX MKIII evolved from the AI’s multi-caliber AXMC rifle. The AX MKIII is chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. The AX MKIII can be converted to chamber .300 WIN MAG and .308. While the AX 50 ELR rifle is an evolution of AI’s AX 50 rifle. The AX 50 ELR rifle is chambered in .50 BMG. AI also has the ability for the AX 50 ELR to be chambered in .375 and .408 CheyTac.

The new rifles features keymod rails, new stocks, and a new ergonomic pistol grips. These feature enhancements were born from Accuracy International’s entry came from their entry into the U.S. Army’s ASR program.

Below is Accuracy International’s press press release about the AX MKIII and AX 50 ELR.

Press Release

The AX MKIII is the latest in a long and distinguished line of combat proven sniper rifles from AI and has been designed to meet current operational needs in Europe and around the world. Tested to current NATO requirements for Military Sniper rifles, it has evolved from the successful AXMC multi-calibre rifle and is a variant of the AXSR, produced for the US Market and shares many features.

The rifle as supplied is configured in .338 Lapua Magnum and has multi-calibre conversion kits that are user configurable and mission adaptable. AX MKIII features include an integral Arca-Swiss Style tripod mounting rail under the forend tube and forend grip, barricade supports, AI’s patented and Quickloc barrel system bolted to the aluminium chassis. Improved design features include the bolt, lock ring, ambidextrous 3 position safety catch and rubber AR style changeable pistol grip. The well proven and reliable AI detachable magazine is included in 10 round, double stack, CIP length for all calibres, without the need for a magazine adapter.

The AX 50 ELR long-range anti-materiel rifle is also a multicalibre rifle system. The rifle as supplied is configured in .50 BMG and can be converted to .408 CheyTac® or .375 CheyTac®. Features include Arca-Swiss Style tripod mounting rail under forend grip, barricade supports, AI’s patented Quickloc barrel system and 10 round double stack magazines.

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