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Posted: 9/16/2002 1:55:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2002 11:34:20 AM EDT by Old_Painless]
Finally bit the bullet and spent the big bucks for a true sniper grade rifle. It is an Accuracy International AE Model (for Accuracy Enforcement, I believe). Unlike other AI rifles, it only comes with a black stock. It is a .308 (or as the British stamp on the barrel, 7-62 X 51mm). I have a Leupold Vari-X III, 8.5 to 25 scope. It retails for around $2,500, without scope. Got it cheap at the Big Houston Gun Show for $2,000. As my SWAT sniper buddy says, "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?"
The best loads so far are Sierra 165 gr BTHP (2200), moly-coated by me, with 44.5 grains of AA 2495 or 46.0 grains of Varget. I've shot a few sub-half inch, five shot groups at 100 yards. It is capable of more.
See attached picture. Ain't she pretty?
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 3:43:28 PM EDT
Nice rifle...have fun with it!
Link Posted: 9/17/2002 6:50:50 AM EDT
Yep. And as Forrest would say, "Pretty is as pretty does."
It shoots.
Link Posted: 9/20/2002 3:28:49 PM EDT
Thought you might like to see a few groups I shot with the rifle today. Three shot groups at 100 yards. A couple of almost one-holers.
FYI, rifle is sighted 1 inch high so as not to shoot out my point of aim.

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