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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 .

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

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On Saturday in Aleppo Syria , the country’s largest city and former business capital
where Syrian rebels are fighting Government forces. A civilian was shot in the stomach
by a Syrian Sniper, the civilian who was walking near the front line and trying his best
to avoid confrontation, when he was struck by the Snipers bullet. At present it is unclear
if he survived the shooting.
Considering the fact that the Government Forces have distinct uniforms i have to wonder
what kind of idiots the Syrians are employing as Snipers , seeing as how all Sniper rifles have
scopes how is it that he failed to make the distinction between a Military uniform and common
street attire ?.
The civilian who carried no weapon and posed no threat was shot anyway, was the idiot Sniper
bored or just had a bad case of itchy trigger finger ?.

To the Syrians i will say this : train your personel and make sure they have an I.Q. higher than a grape ! .
To the civilians i will say this : learn to seek cover and do not venture out in the open .