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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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How many guns are enough ? , one ,ten, one hundred ? . Maybe more ?.

400px-NeosteadI have known collectors that would say never enough guns , after all once bitten by the bug its hard to stop wanting more . But really, how many guns are nessesary ?. FRENCH 17TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK copybeautifully-engraved-browning-renaissance-hi-power-semi-automatic-pistol-with-gold-plated-triggerWhat are you going to use a gun for ? , defence , hunting , competition or something else?. galil3 aa-12islamreligion-of-peace Whatever the reason you choose to have firearms remember this , the gun laws are going to get tougher and because of the media there is a very good chance that public opinion will become more and more negative towards firearms . All you have to do is look at a newspaper or watch the news to know that the media has lots of source material to draw negativity from …… 07091…… Reality check !! , if you really want to know how many guns are enough, ask a soldier . Most likely the answer will be ,1 dependable sidearm ,1 good rifle and something for back-up ! .Smith and Wesson 500 magnum by cardman Because when the shit hits the fan anything else will be excess weight .

Gun-Zilla ! would like to remind you that its better to have it and not need it , than to need it and not have it .

 

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.