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Accuracy International is a specialist British firearms manufacturer based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England and best known for producing the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare series of precision sniper rifles. The company was established in 1978 by British Olympic shooting gold medallist Malcolm Cooper, MBE (1947–2001), Sarah Cooper, Martin Kay, and the designers of the weapons, Dave Walls and Dave Caig. All were highly skilled international or national target shooters. Accuracy International’s high-accuracy sniper rifles are in use with many military units and police departments around the world.

The Accuracy International rifle system has gained success, due in part to the design considerations put into the overall rifle. The rifles are hand-built. The AWSM (Arctic Warfare Super Magnum) is among the top three record holders for longest confirmed sniper kills .

A I AWSM by pabumus

 

The inherent accuracy of the rifle is due to the action being bolted with four screws and permanently bonded with epoxy material to an aluminium receiver, to which all major rifle components are in turn attached. As it keeps the action from moving away from zero, the accuracy of the rifle is very high.

The rifle stock design is designed for good ergonomics. The comfort in holding the rifle and the reduced recoil aids accuracy.

The barrel is interchangeable with other calibres; this can be done in the field in about 15 minutes. With the barrel clamped in a barrel vise, the barrel is removed from the action, and another one screwed into the action and tightened in place with a torque wrench.

This sniper rifle can be used for both H.A.L.O insertions and walking deployments of sniper teams .

I may only be a simple monster with a shotgun but i can tell you this , the AWSM is among the finest rifles on this planet and has earned the respect of countless snipers around the world .

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Just a shout out to all you gun nuts , i have a request for anybody who might know how to get an extractor for a .310 Martini Cadet .

I am trying to help a member of the National Gun Forum ,so if anybody has any info contact , Northtidesix at the National Gun Forum any help would be greatly appreciated .

Thank you very much .

Gun-Zilla !

 

By now you are painfully aware of the 28 people who lost thier lives at the hands of a madman . 20 young children and 8 adults who are no longer with us because of one sick demented individual . You have by now read all the accounts in the papers or heard the differing opinions on television , the why and the how and the questions that will never be attached to a sane answer . Works of insanity coupled with the forces of evil will never make sense to those of us who are possesed of sanity and logic .

To all the friends and families of the victims , It saddens me greatly to admit that no matter how hard I try there is nothing I can say or do to assuage your grief or ease your pain .

All I can do as a rational and caring individual is to add my own tears to the river of sorrow and offer up a heart-felt prayer in hopes that the Almighty will ease your suffering .

Sincerely Gun-Zilla

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a semi-automatic sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle chambered in 7.62×54mmR and developed in the Soviet Union.
The Dragunov was designed as a squad support weapon, since according to Soviet and Soviet-derived military doctrines the long-range engagement ability was lost to ordinary troops when submachine guns and assault rifles (which are optimized for close-range and medium-range, rapid-fire combat) were adopted. For that reason it was originally named Dragunov’s Semi-automatic Rifle.

It was selected as the winner of a contest that included three competing designs – by Sergei Simonov, by Aleksandr Konstantinov and by Yevgeny Dragunov. Extensive field testing of the rifles conducted in a wide range of environmental conditions resulted in Dragunov’s proposal being accepted into service in 1963. An initial pre-production batch consisting of 200 rifles was assembled for evaluation purposes, and from 1964 serial production was carried out by Izhmash.

Since then, the Dragunov has become the standard squad support weapon of several countries, including those of the former Warsaw Pact. Licensed production of the rifle was established in China (Type 79 and Type 85) and Iran (as a direct copy of the Chinese Type 79).

The Dragunov is an original rifle design for several reasons. First, it was not meant for highly trained and specialized sniper teams, but rather for designated marksmen, spread in every basic infantry unit. In every platoon of Warsaw Pact troops, there was at least one Dragunov rifle marksman. In the German Democratic Republic arsenals alone, there were almost 2,000 Dragunov rifles, while in many Western armies there was not even a single sniper rifle except in special forces units (as example, in the Italian Army until the 1990s), but in Warsaw Pact troop formations, the Dragunov marksmen were widespread among the regular units. To fulfill this role the rifle is relatively light for a sniper rifle but well balanced, making it easier to use in a dynamic battle. It also is a semi-automatic rifle, a rare feature for accuracy oriented rifles in the 1960s (except for customized ordnance, like M1 Garands), to allow rapid fire and quicker engagement of multiple targets. In order to fire effective API ammunition, its accuracy potential was slightly downgraded by shortening the twist rate, another uncommon priority for a pure sniper rifle. Its precision is good but not exceptional, also because it has a relatively light barrel profile. Like an assault rifle, the rifle has mounts on the barrel to fix a bayonet. The standard AKM bayonet can even be used to cut barbed wire. Lastly, the rifle was meant to be a relatively cheap mass produced firearm.

These features and unusual characteristics were driven by the tactical use doctrine of Dragunov armed marksman which was; from (just behind) the first line targeting high value targets of opportunity and providing special long-distance disrupting and suppressive fire on the battlefield, even with sudden close encounters with enemy troops in mind. A relatively small number of marksmen could assist conventional troops by combating or harassing valuable targets and assets such as: enemy key personnel like officers, non-commissioned officers and radio operators, exposed tank commanders, designated marksmen and snipers, machinegun teams, anti-tank warfare teams, etc.

For the shooter who feels a little nostalgic and appreciates 19th century-style firearms , Marlins model 1895 Cowboy has the bases covered .
With its deeply blued 26″ tapered octagon barrel sitting on top of a straight-grip American black walnut stock .

 

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this handsome lever-action is a real treat for the eyes , and with 6 groove deep-cut ballard-type rifiling its a straight shooter as well .

FEATURES :

Caliber : 45-70 govt .

Capacity : 9-shot tubular magazine

Action : Lever action with squared finger lever , side ejection solid top reciever and hammer block safety

Stock : straight grip American black walnut , hard rubber butt pad , Mar-sheild finish and a blued steel fore-end

Magazine : 9 shot tubular
Barrel : 26″ tapered octagon barrel
rate of twist : 1:20″ r.h.
sights : Ajustable marble semi-buckhorn rear , marble carbine front sight .
lenght : 44.5″
weight : 8 lbs

SAVAGE 110 BA

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The Savage 110 BA is a bolt-action sniper/tactical rifle manufactured by the Savage Arms Company. The rifle is designated with an “LE” code; “Law Enforcement”. All 110 BA series rifles are configured with AccuTrigger, matte-blued barreled action, fluted heavy free-floating, muzzle brake, oversized bolt handle, external box magazine (holding 5 – 6 rounds), magpul adjustable stock, adjustable pistol grip, and three swivel studs for sling and bipod mounting.

GRIPS / STOCK

The 110 BA comes with a Magpul Industries PRS-G3 stock. The stock is considered a precision Rifle/Sniper stock. The stock includes an adjustable length of pull and an adjustable cheek rest for customization to the operator’s requirements. The adjustments are achieved via rotating dials that incrementally move the butt plate and cheek rest respectively back and forth or up and down. The stock features a rubber recoil pad with an aluminum core for reduced fatigue and stainless steel adjustment shafts for corrosion resistance. Molded from nylon reinforced polymer. The stock includes an adapter for sling mounting.
The 110 BA also comes stock with a Heckler & Koch PSG1 style pistol grip. The grip is a target-type grip which contains an adjustable palm shelf. A hex bolt rather than a rotating dial tightens or loosens the palm shelf. Loosening the bolt allows for the palm rest to move up and down to accommodate the shooters hand size. Tightening the bolt locks the rest into a set position that is now customized to the shooters hand size.

Sights

The Savage 110 BA rifle is provided with pre-drilled holes for attachment of a Picatinny rail system; which the rifle comes with. The picatinny rail allows for a variety of add-ons. The rail is long enough to mount a scope towards the receiver end and can accommodate such devices as night vision in “front” of the scope. The rail system also has two side mounts for additional devices such as flashlights or laser sighting.

Free-floating

A free-floating barrel means that the barrel does not touch the stock that is connected to it except at the very end near the receiver and bolt end; where it is attached. The advantage to this design is that there is less vibration resonance. This means that as bullets are fired down the barrel their energy is usually channeled down the edges of the barrel. If the barrel were touching the stock throughout its entire length the energy traveling down the barrel would be transferred to the stock. This transference of energy to the stock would thus cause resonance which results in prolongation of vibrations by reflection. The effect of this is that the entire rifle tends to vibrate which causes inaccuracy as accuracy is a product of stability and not movement. A barrel that is free-floating thus eliminates these problems.

Muzzle Brake

The 110 BA comes with a 3.5″ inch Muzzle brake that is threaded to an industry standard 5/8×24 (5/8-24 UNEF-3A) thread pitch. Savage felt that a muzzle brake was essential in the rifle design as the .338 Lapua Magnum round generates recoil that most shooters find unpleasant. The muzzle brakes bottom gills were filled forcing the expanding gases to channel up and out. This feature would eliminate any “dust cloud” when firing from a prone position which would normally give away a shooters position in a tactical situation. By channeling the expanding gases upward and backward muzzle flip and recoil is reduced by what Savage claims is 35 percent. Project designer Steve Danneker claims the 110 BA has recoil comparable and similar to that of the .308 Winchester round.

The rifling rate of twist is:
1 in 9″ for all 110 BA .338 models
1 in 10″ for all 110 BA .300 models

Magazine

Savage utilized the Accuracy International detachable five-round, single stack box magazine for the 110 BA.
An important note on the 110 BA magazine is that it adheres to the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges loaded to the C.I.P. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) maximum allowed overall length of 93.50 mm (3.681 in). It actually accepts up to a 3.760-inch overall length round, though most factory ammunition doesn’t exceed 3.600 inches. This is an important distinction because some rifles chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum such as the Accuracy International AWM does not adhere to CIP standard and thus does not function properly due to a lack of internal magazine length. The reason for this problem is that the AWSM bolt-action is not specifically designed for the fat and long .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge. Because of this, ammunition manufacturers produce .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges that are loaded short enough (˜ 91.44 mm / 3.600 in) to fit in the AWSM magazines. As long as .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges that will fit in the magazines are used, the AWSM rifles can be used as repeating rifles instead of single shot rifles.

FEATURES :

Adjustable Trigger
Adjustable butt plate
Adjustable cheek pad
Target-type pistol grip with adjustable palm shelf
Adjustable rail for bipod
Muzzle Brake for less recoil
Heavy fluted barrel for accuracy and increased heat dissipation
Free-floating barrel for accuracy

This rifle is considered a long range sniper rifle. This rifle shoots a sub-MOA out of the box using heavy match ammunition. The tolerances of this rifle are such that the receiver and bolt are specifically manufactured for each other. Both have the same serial numbers etched on them in order to match each other correctly . The bolt is NOT interchangeable with other rifles even within the same model. This information is printed on a plastic warning label that protects the disassembled bolt which is part of the shipping box from Savage.

Trigger

The 110 BA comes with the Savage Arms developed “AccuTrigger”. This trigger is intended to give a shooter the flexibility to set trigger pull to individual preference without having to pay a gunsmith to adjust it. The trigger can be adjusted from 6.5 to 26 N (1.5 to 6 lbf). The AccuTrigger is completely safe and cannot accidentally discharge during normal use from being jarred or dropped when maintained and adjusted as intended.