Accuracy International Picture Thread

Jun 12, 2013
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We must be the precision rifle version of basic bitches. That is the rifle that arrives at my FFL on Monday. A pale brown folding AI AT.
I DID have an avocado and pumpkin seeds today. I've always wanted an AW but in my 20's I could barely afford a Remington 700. Now I have a nice Kahles k624i and spuhr mount to sit on top. Does anyone know if Euro Optics gives a discount to hide members? They're about 4 hours away from me.
 

CRT2

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I DID have an avocado and pumpkin seeds today. I've always wanted an AW but in my 20's I could barely afford a Remington 700. Now I have a nice Kahles k624i and spuhr mount to sit on top. Does anyone know if Euro Optics gives a discount to hide members? They're about 4 hours away from me.
Contact Kyle at EuroOptic Just IMed with him and he said he could offer you a deal. 1-(570) 368-3920
 

Luvman

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We must be the precision rifle version of basic bitches. That is the rifle that arrives at my FFL on Monday. A pale brown folding AI AT.
Oh hell I must be a basic bitch too. Mine is a pale brown AT folder too.

Be prepared to have 350yds and closer become boring. I wish there were longer ranges closer to me.

Having graduated from tinkering with savages the reliability is amazing. My wife and daughter have short stroked and hung it up though. I just told them to run the bolt like you’re trying to rip it off and there’s been no more issues
 

Basher

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Basic bitch here as well, but proud of it! I don't see myself ever selling my AT unless I can't put food on the table or something. I have a pretty nice TL2 setup that would probably get sold first. Nice as it is, AI just makes a bombproof rifle.

And yes, there's no need to baby them. I don't "abuse" my rifles (I was raised by a gearhead/engineer and I'm a trained mechanic as well, so I was taught to maintain your tools if you want them to outlast you), but I run my bolt fairly aggressively. The AI just eats it up, and does so while being smooth as butter. They're just in a whole 'nother league!
 

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Black AT for sale in the EE if anyone wants to be different.
I've seen yours, and I'd probably buy it if I had the scratch. The SamB bipod rail, the NV mount (which one is that, anyway?), and the 16" barrel would all find happy homes here, but I can't justify another at the moment. :(
 
Jul 2, 2014
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I’m the basic bitch that tried to be different, but not enough to matter lol.

I’ve killed my self at the reloading bench this week, but it’s gonne be worth it. Here’s my fiancé shooting my dark earth AT one last time before her first PRS match tomorrow. Went from GMM 205’s to CCI 450’s and my SD cut in half.

The wind totally screwed me on the last shot. Moved the backer board, not the bullet lol.
 

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Nodakplowboy

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Not sure exactly where to post this question, figured this would be as good a place as any.

Recently purchased my first AI, an AT in .308. I've noticed that the first round will pop out of the mag on occasion either during transport in the case or if it's dropped onto the shooting mat. Doesn't happen during firing/cycling.

I would think the logical solution is to give the feed lips a tweak, but thought it would be better to ask first. To be honest, I've not keep track to see if it's one specific mag out of the three.

Any direction or thoughts on the matter would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Basher

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Not sure exactly where to post this question, figured this would be as good a place as any.

Recently purchased my first AI, an AT in .308. I've noticed that the first round will pop out of the mag on occasion either during transport in the case or if it's dropped onto the shooting mat. Doesn't happen during firing/cycling.

I would think the logical solution is to give the feed lips a tweak, but thought it would be better to ask first. To be honest, I've not keep track to see if it's one specific mag out of the three.

Any direction or thoughts on the matter would be appreciated. Thanks.
I'm interested in this as well, as I have a mag that does the same. In fact, I wound up with two double feeds in the last local match I shot because of it. I should have marked that mag, but didn't have the presence of mind to do so mid-match. Does AI warranty mags, perhaps? I could keep that one as a range mag for sighting/load development/informal plinking, but getting it back to correct running condition would be nice, at $70+/each...
 
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I'm interested in this as well, as I have a mag that does the same. In fact, I wound up with two double feeds in the last local match I shot because of it. I should have marked that mag, but didn't have the presence of mind to do so mid-match. Does AI warranty mags, perhaps? I could keep that one as a range mag for sighting/load development/informal plinking, but getting it back to correct running condition would be nice, at $70+/each...
Did it happen mid-mag, or with the first round? I had this happen with my AT, and discovered it happened only when I really rammed the mag in when I loaded the rifle. It would cause the first round to pop up above the feed lips and cause a double feed when I tried to chamber the first round. Once I started seating the mag a little more gently the problem went away.
 

Nodakplowboy

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Did it happen mid-mag, or with the first round? I had this happen with my AT, and discovered it happened only when I really rammed the mag in when I loaded the rifle. It would cause the first round to pop up above the feed lips and cause a double feed when I tried to chamber the first round. Once I started seating the mag a little more gently the problem went away.
Having a round pop out during seating has happened to me once. Like you, now I just give the mag a good push and a gentle tap. Biggest issue with my mags is having the top round or two wiggle out during transport. I'll reach into the mag pouch and find the top round half out, or nestled on the right side (rear view). A little digging, sure enough there's a loose round in the pouch.

As Badfinger suggested it might be spring pressure. I dis-assembled all the mags and slid the followers to the rear of the bench. One spring was slightly (1/2") shorter that the other two, and more a a straight down cant rather than to the rear. I pulled all springs about 1" longer, and bent the lone mis-behaver to match the others. There is definitely more spring pressure when loading rounds. A drop test revealed something interesting. When dropped on it's left side from about 24" nothing popped out. Dropped on it's right side (10th round facing down) a round will pop out about every 3rd time.

For the time being I'm going to accept it as the nature of the beast. Store loaded mags rounds up, slid rather than drop and continue to use a gentler seating pressure. I seriously doubt the added spring pressure will affect chamber feeding. a range trip will verify that.
 

Basher

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Did it happen mid-mag, or with the first round? I had this happen with my AT, and discovered it happened only when I really rammed the mag in when I loaded the rifle. It would cause the first round to pop up above the feed lips and cause a double feed when I tried to chamber the first round. Once I started seating the mag a little more gently the problem went away.
Actually, it was the second round, not the first, now that I think about it. I'd get the first round off, go to chamber the second round, and boom, double feed. I run my bolt with some authority (not enough to move off target, but enough to make sure I don't short stroke), and I'm not going to change how I run the bolt for the second round alone.
 
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My fiancé and I both had issues with my AT mag at a match yesterday. She went to insert the mag and a round or two popped out, caused her a double feed on another stage, and twice when I was seating (not ramming) the mag in I had one pop out.

It was to the point an RO asked what was wrong with my mag.
 
Jul 2, 2014
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PRS Club match yesterday. Fiancé’s first match, and I think she’s hooked. She also KILLED it. Had never shot any kind of match, and never past 550. 1,207 yard first round impact off a tire!! Excellent day.
 

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Feb 22, 2013
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Sorry guys, I thought the tan would match better with the tan AT skins I have seen. Obviously colors are really limited with the PETG material, that’s why I didn’t do a green one since it was only that neon zombie green haha. Anyone that ordered a tan one and would like to swap it for a black one just let me know and I’ll send you a replacement.
 

Basher

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Excellent customer service, Sam! I also received mine, and my first thought was "Huh, maybe I should have gone with black to match the folder latch!" :LOL: But as noted, I'll just hit it with some spray paint and it'll be good to go. Can't wait to get it mounted and try it out!
 
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I have been shooting a pre-14 AX in 308, and it's the most accurate rifle I have ever shot. It's also easy to develop a load for the AINA/Dave Tooley barrel. I liked it so much that I finally got a used AT. I am going to get a 6.5 barrel for it. Haven't decided whether it's going to be a 260 Rem or 6.5CM yet. My question: in changing barrel for the post-2014 AI rifles, do you guys simply hand tighten the barrel or still use a barrel wrench to certain torque? If you use a wrench, is there a good setup to take advantage of the flat milled onto the barrel?