AI AT & AX Owners Barrel Replacement Question?

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So I just picked up from the PX a slightly used AI AX Short action 308, and I want to order a 6.5CM barrel for it. I looked on Euro Optics website and they have basically three different choices AT/AX, AT/AX 2018 profile, and AT/AX BARTLEIN barrels. Are they all compatible? Is there any special tools I need to switch the barrels out? Please point me in the right direction.
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Without links best answer I can give is yes...

AT/AX I would assume pre 2018 contour (slimmer).

AT/AX 2018 slightly thicker

AT/AX BARTLEIN made barrels for AT/AX

Just make sure you're not ordering barrels designed for the axmc. Like I said without links I can't answer with hundred percent certainty, call Jason @ EO.
 

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Without links best answer I can give is yes...

AT/AX I would assume pre 2018 contour (slimmer).

AT/AX 2018 slightly thicker

AT/AX BARTLEIN made barrels for AT/AX

Just make sure you're not ordering barrels designed for the axmc. Like I said without links I can't answer with hundred percent certainty, call Jason @ EO.
Exactly right. As long as they’re not for the AXMC you’re fine. Also, make sure the muzzle is not metric threads unless that’s what you’re looking for. I came real close to making that mistake
 

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Thanks for the quick responses. Also provided the link to EOs website. I figured as long as they were not for the MC I would be good to go. My game plan is to shoot mostly prone out to 800 yards occasionally 1000 and beyond. I’m thinking 26 inch barrel with the 2018 thicker profile. , But if I ever enter a PRS match I should probably get the shorter barrel with the lighter profile....Thoughts?
 

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The 26” heavier profile might balance better.

I really like the new 2018 profiles, I have a 26” 6BR w/ it and I prefer it over my 24” 6.5CM old profile
 

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After checking the added link my answer stays the same. You will notice only 3 listed under "BARTLEIN" (after selecting short action), all 308.

I Don't compete in PRS, but they like them long and heavy.
 

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Can someone describe the difference between pre-2018 and 2018 barrel profile?

OP - you don't need anything special for tools. A 4mm hex wrench. To do it better, a torque driver with a 4mm hex tip.