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I fully appreciate and respect that a lot of you have had more to do with AI than I have, for perhaps many years. This is my quick insight, having now spent a fraction of a minute on both of these great new rifles.
I do not own the AT-X, it is on loan for the week for a match, thank you Delta.
The AXSR and the AT-X have a fair bit in common. They really are the next generation in the AI rifle family.
Built in arca rails, barricade stops, AR grips, interchangeable back ends that follow similar lines, comp style triggers.
- 2 position safety on the AXSR is nice, big paddle, very accessible. 3 position on ATX.
- AXSR grip angle is different, to get a better angle on the standard ergo grip, intending for this type to remain, not so much to swap it out for a more vertical grip.
- More contoured, cut in action on AXSR, saves a chunk of weight.
- Fully adjustable AXSR stock, very basic but also practical ATX stock.
- Fixed stock bracket vs folder, quick change over.
- Lower bore line in ATX.
- Built in top rail on AXSR as opposed to removable AXMC top rail.
- Flip paddle adjusters on AXSR stock, Allen key bolts on ATX.
When the 223 and WSM faced bolt bodies arrive for the AT-X it will really bridge a large part of the market. It will really be an outstanding rifle.
I have about 200 rounds on the AXSR in 300WM and 300PRC now, with the 26” carbon barrel it is lighter than the short action AX. The shape is great, the AR grip and arca front end is very comfortable to carry and shoot off bags / tripods / packs. Even being really critical, it is difficult to find anything to be upset about.
The AT-X is quite heavy, it’s a nice weight that absolutely helps dampen recoil. You will definitely be able to tune and adjust this with barrel contours / lengths etc. It is a very mild mannered rifle. Having only fired 20 rounds so far, haven’t really got an opinion on its capabilities however it does sit very well and is, like all AI products - SOLID.
If you are on the market for your next quality precision rifle, you will really struggle to go wrong with either systems.
Is that a definite?