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Really want to get an AI, I'm lefty so my options are kinda limited.

Have been looking at the AW and AT models mostly.

Any advantages of 1 over the other? Seems the AW can change barrels quickly like the AT but needs a barrel and action vise.

I was looking for AW barrels at a couple vendors and only saw AT barrels, I didn't see any AW Specific barrels..


Which one should I be favoring? If any?
AW is the old model.

your only option is look for AT or AXMC
 

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Really want to get an AI, I'm lefty so my options are kinda limited.

Have been looking at the AW and AT models mostly.

Any advantages of 1 over the other? Seems the AW can change barrels quickly like the AT but needs a barrel and action vise.

I was looking for AW barrels at a couple vendors and only saw AT barrels, I didn't see any AW Specific barrels..


Which one should I be favoring? If any?
I don't think they ever made a left handed AW but i could be wrong. There's no more new left handed AX's out there anymore, so your only option if you want new is an AT.
 

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I don't think they ever made a left handed AW but i could be wrong. There's no more new left handed AX's out there anymore, so your only option if you want new is an AT.

There are at least a few AW's around.

Are AW barrels hard to find? Lots of the vendors don't really list them but I may be looking in the wrong places
 

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There are at least a few AW's around.

Are AW barrels hard to find? Lots of the vendors don't really list them but I may be looking in the wrong places
I would say get AT or AXMC, I think AW needs a torque wrench to change barrel. AT and AXMC do not need.
I could be wrong too. haha
 

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There are at least a few AW's around.

Are AW barrels hard to find? Lots of the vendors don't really list them but I may be looking in the wrong places
Being a LH shooter I would tell you to buy the AT. I have both the AT and AXMC. If the full caliber conversion kits were available, I would buy an AXMC but they aren’t so the AT will let you shoot the short action cartridges.

The AW does not support quick change barrels. It requires a barrel vice and other tools. The quick change barrel feature started after the AW was discontinued
 
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Lefty AI shooter here.

First, for short action replacement barrels (small tenon M27x2.0) AW = AT = AX. They are interchangeable. Barrels for the AXMC, regardless of short or long action caliber, are the larger tenon M30x2.0.

Your best bet IMO is to find a LH AT and go from there. Unless you really want/need the features of the tubular forend of the AX, the AT will do it all. If you want to run NV there is a bolt-on bridge, and if you want the AX buttstock you can upgrade whenever you’d like.

You’ll end up paying the same price for a LH AW, and be giving up two very important features, 1) Quick-Loc barrel change feature, and 2) FACTORY small firing pin to make it a lot easier to shoot high pressure 6 and 6.5mm modern cartridges.

Mile High and EuroOptic carry them new, and also may have demo AXs from past shows. I know for a fact Euro has an assortment of LH ATs in stock.

Any other questions feel free to shoot me a PM.

Sam

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Lefty AI shooter here.

First, for short action replacement barrels (small tenon M27x2.0) AW = AT = AX. They are interchangeable. Barrels for the AXMC, regardless of short or long action caliber, are the larger tenon M30x2.0.

Your best bet IMO is to find a LH AT and go from there. Unless you really want/need the features of the tubular forend of the AX, the AT will do it all. If you want to run NV there is a bolt-on bridge, and if you want the AX buttstock you can upgrade whenever you’d like.

You’ll end up paying the same price for a LH AW, and be giving up two very important features, 1) Quick-Loc barrel change feature, and 2) FACTORY small firing pin to make it a lot easier to shoot high pressure 6 and 6.5mm modern cartridges.

Mile High and EuroOptic carry them new, and also may have demo AXs from past shows. I know for a fact Euro has an assortment of LH ATs in stock.

Any other questions feel free to shoot me a PM.

Sam

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Did you cerakote the RRS plate?

Looks good.
 

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Right the AO haha Looks great, both the AO and the AX

Did you end up re-purposing the AX chassis on that AX or is it a well engineered paper weight?
 

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Right the AO haha Looks great, both the AO and the AX

Did you end up re-purposing the AX chassis on that AX or is it a well engineered paper weight?
The AX center section (chassis) is currently a paper weight. Not sure if I'll keep it or try to sell it. It's LH, so obviously has a limited market, but someone could conceivably use it to upgrade an AW or AT to an AX. I'm pretty sure AI UK offers that service to customers with AWs looking to upgrade.

I also have two complete AT chassis' stripped off of actions...
 

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I had a chance to break away Sunday and head to Quantico for a day at 1,000y. It started as a crisp 27 degrees with direct sun and no wind and eventually warmed to the mid 50's with about a 5mph wind. The issue was mirage, it was as bad as I've ever seen on the complex. I had to dial down 0.5mils and the left to right was a full Mil and I still sucked. It was so bad we couldn't call shots, we couldn't see the hits on steel and there was no auditory feedback.

I brought the new Swarovski STS-80 out for a test drive. The consensus was the glass was clear and bright, but most folks could not tell the difference between the STS-80 and for example, a side-by-side with a 80mm Vortex HD. Maybe it was the day, but the Swaro lets in more light and has no chromatic distortion that I could see, even close to the edge of the glass.



Getting ready for the day. On position 24 and waiting for the EMT to arrive on site so we we can un-case and go hot.



The AI Mandalorian edition made it's debut. :)



First shot is always at about 0800 so there was a rising sun, cold temps and no mirage. I dialed up for a very low density altitude and fired 4 rounds at the clays at 1035y to confirm windage, then dialed down for 1,000 and shot for the head on a 2/3rds IPSC. I was a tad off. You could still see hits and I even got a ping off the hit. Crappy iPotato photo through the Swarovski.



Confirmed:



The mirage started to come up after I had called shots and mentored for a couple of hours so it started to get brutal trying to determine hits - we could not see the red hit indicator lights on the targets either - I've never seen this before, even though we dialed down to about 15x. Here's a 10 shot target where literally thought I only had three hits. It turned out I had two misses.



Here's another target where I shot two five shot strings and again had no idea if I had hits. A check showed I didn't do too well. We all dialed down our scopes and did the same for the spotters, but there was so much target movement with the mirage it was just hard to confirm hits.



I went suppressed for the rest of the day and simply shot clays at 1035y. At least you could see the splash on the berm.





 
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I had a chance to break away Sunday and head to Quantico for a day at 1,000y. It started as a crisp 27 degrees with direct sun and no wind and eventually warmed to the mid 50's with about a 5mph wind. The issue was mirage, it was as bad as I've ever seen on the complex. I had to dial down 0.5mils and the left to right was a full Mil and I still sucked. It was so bad we couldn't call shots, we couldn't see the hits on steel and there was no auditory feedback.

I brought the new Swarovski STS-80 out for a test drive. The consensus was the glass was clear and bright, but most folks could not tell the difference between the STS-80 and for example, a side-by-side with a Vortex HD.



Getting ready for the day. On position 24 and waiting for the EMT to arrive on site so we we can un-case and go hot.



The AI Mandalorian edition made it's debut. :)



First shot is always at about 0800 so there was a rising sun, cold temps and no mirage. I dialed up for a very low density altitude and fired 4 rounds at the clays at 1035y to confirm windage, then dialed down for 1,000 and shot for the head on a 2/3rds IPSC. I was a tad off. You could still see hits and I even got a ping off the hit. Crappy iPotato photo through the Swarovski.



Confirmed:



The mirage started to come up after I had called shots and mentored for a couple of hours so it started to get brutal trying to determine hits - we could not see the red hit indicator lights on the targets either - I've never seen this before, even though we dialed down to about 15x. Here's a 10 shot target where literally thought I only had three hits. It tuned out I had two misses.



Here's another target where I shot two five shot strings and again had no idea if I had hits. A check showed I didn't do too well. We all dialed down our scopes and did the same for the spotters, but there was so much target movement with the mirage it was just hard to confirm hits.



I went suppressed for the rest of the day and simply shot clays at 1035y. At least you could see the splash on the berm.





What barrel you have on there?
 

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Ordered a new old stock, unfired 2017 AXMC at a steep discount, excited to truly join the thread!

Already have SFP 308 bolt assembly, mag adapter, victor company hr1, and a 6.5cm barrel. Just awaiting the ZCO mpct3 release.
Where did you snag it from?
 

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What is the model number for that S&B with those turrets? Or better yet what turrets are those? They look nice!
Those are the new dtII+ turrets and this one has the gr2id reticle. Europtic should have 2-3 other reticle options soon I know the msr2 is one of them and I was torn between those two but decided to try something new.

PN 677-911-422-L7-I5
 
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I had a chance to break away Sunday and head to Quantico for a day at 1,000y. It started as a crisp 27 degrees with direct sun and no wind and eventually warmed to the mid 50's with about a 5mph wind. The issue was mirage, it was as bad as I've ever seen on the complex. I had to dial down 0.5mils and the left to right was a full Mil and I still sucked. It was so bad we couldn't call shots, we couldn't see the hits on steel and there was no auditory feedback.

I brought the new Swarovski STS-80 out for a test drive. The consensus was the glass was clear and bright, but most folks could not tell the difference between the STS-80 and for example, a side-by-side with a 80mm Vortex HD. Maybe it was the day, but the Swaro lets in more light and has no chromatic distortion that I could see, even close to the edge of the glass.



Getting ready for the day. On position 24 and waiting for the EMT to arrive on site so we we can un-case and go hot.



The AI Mandalorian edition made it's debut. :)



First shot is always at about 0800 so there was a rising sun, cold temps and no mirage. I dialed up for a very low density altitude and fired 4 rounds at the clays at 1035y to confirm windage, then dialed down for 1,000 and shot for the head on a 2/3rds IPSC. I was a tad off. You could still see hits and I even got a ping off the hit. Crappy iPotato photo through the Swarovski.



Confirmed:



The mirage started to come up after I had called shots and mentored for a couple of hours so it started to get brutal trying to determine hits - we could not see the red hit indicator lights on the targets either - I've never seen this before, even though we dialed down to about 15x. Here's a 10 shot target where literally thought I only had three hits. It turned out I had two misses.



Here's another target where I shot two five shot strings and again had no idea if I had hits. A check showed I didn't do too well. We all dialed down our scopes and did the same for the spotters, but there was so much target movement with the mirage it was just hard to confirm hits.



I went suppressed for the rest of the day and simply shot clays at 1035y. At least you could see the splash on the berm.





FYI the magnetospeed target hit indicators work real well
 

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is there an arca rail out there that will fit with my atlas cal mounted like this?
 

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I use Sam’s pic rail spigot and the cal clears an Arca Rail. I ran an Arca Rail that extended past the forend and found there was too much flex in the rail so I hacked it off and touched it up with some sharpie. Also ran an atlas spigot adapter and didn’t like the wobble.4D113635-243D-49C2-9947-DC364462B9BA.jpeg
 
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Not sure on the Arca rail, but if you want some more clearance, along with better performance than the BT19 spigot mount, check out the picatinny and Arca spigots from Anarchy Outdoors. They will allow the bipod to be mounted further forward.

https://www.anarchyoutdoors.com/accuracy-international-spigot-mount/

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yea yours would definitely do the trick, nothing against it for sure, just trying to see if I can use what I have first.