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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.

Main departures:
- 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.
Reading through, did not see the mention of bolts for .223, etc.

Is that a definite?
 

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They posted a video with Mile High where they mention .223 Rem bolt face and 6.5 PRC stuff coming out eventually. But that’s probably years off at best. I know they have a prototype 6.5 PRC somewhere but that’s all I know. I’m really hoping for both with priority to a .223 for a trainer
 

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They posted a video with Mile High where they mention .223 Rem bolt face and 6.5 PRC stuff coming out eventually. But that’s probably years off at best. I know they have a prototype 6.5 PRC somewhere but that’s all I know. I’m really hoping for both with priority to a .223 for a trainer
The design, development, pre-production and now the production phases of the AT-X have been carried out differently than AI rifles in the past. As a result the AT-X is entering production faster than any other AI rifle. By the end of 2021 there will be several hundred AT-X rifles delivered in the USA, UK, Australia and a few other countries.
Following on from the AT-X rifle in 6.5 Creedmore will be the AICS and that development activity will be completed by September. I still want to ship AICS in production before the end of this year.
As we finalize and freeze these designs it will be time to decide on the next developments in the AT-X family. When we make those decisions I will tell you what to expect in 2022.
There are many times in the past where various products from AI have been speculated about and statements have been made. There have been many times in the past when products took a long time to enter production or never entered production. Those days have gone. Once we say that we will introduce a new product it will happen in a timely fashion but nevertheless new development takes time. We have to review designs, make and test prototypes, make and test pre-production and then freeze the designs in order to enter production. By being selective with new developments we will ensure that these will be introduced into the market in a timely fashion.
The AT-X will soon start delivery and I look forward to hearing what you think of it.
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    I’m sure it’s already been covered in here but where/when are we able to start sourcing accessories?

    A vast majority of us waiting on these are also likely waiting on the thumb shelf, NV bridge, and weight kits at a minimum. I’m positive they’ll be available through MHSA and EO, but wanting to make sure we have them/they are available once the rifles start shipping.
     

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    Those that have kitted AT-X’s be like

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    I’m sure it’s already been covered in here but where/when are we able to start sourcing accessories?

    A vast majority of us waiting on these are also likely waiting on the thumb shelf, NV bridge, and weight kits at a minimum. I’m positive they’ll be available through MHSA and EO, but wanting to make sure we have them/they are available once the rifles start shipping.

    Not a lot, but it's a start...
     
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    Heard from MH the Reds are out into September, that's a bummer the picture of them stacked and ready to go. Ordered Jan 21st.
     

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    Heard from MH the Reds are out into September, that's a bummer the picture of them stacked and ready to go. Ordered Jan 21st.

    MH had dibs on the launch with this rifle, so with having a head start on pre-orders, more had ordered through them vs EuroOptic.
    Pre-order list being longer = go watch paint dry… still 😂
     
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    We have our first batch of Red AT-X rifles on the way to us. We have a shipment of Dark Earth coming soon. We have weights in stock also . They will be on our Website www.milehighshooting.com
    Please call us to check on your backorder or to place a new order.We have enough rifles coming to cover all of our backorders and have more for sale.
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    We have our first batch of Red AT-X rifles on the way to us. We have a shipment of Dark Earth coming soon. We have weights in stock also . They will be on our Website www.milehighshooting.com
    Please call us to check on your backorder or to place a new order.We have enough rifles coming to cover all of our backorders and have more for sale.
    Randy Pennington
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    Great news, this makes me want to throw a party! 🥳
    I spoke with Brayden last week Thursday for FFL info.
    Can't wait, thanks for the update, there goes my $$$🤑
     
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    We have our first batch of Red AT-X rifles on the way to us. We have a shipment of Dark Earth coming soon. We have weights in stock also . They will be on our Website www.milehighshooting.com
    Please call us to check on your backorder or to place a new order.We have enough rifles coming to cover all of our backorders and have more for sale.
    Randy Pennington
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    i ordered Dark Earth very early :) have a 6CM barrel all ready for it. Went to the website dont see no weights for sale ....
     

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    But not AICS?
    In very specific applications (.223 conversions for instance) you may have to use them.....but the majority of the time I'm not sure why you'd want to. The AW/AX mags are true double stack mags that allow a lower profile, easier loading, and the ability to top one off in the action. The system is built around them (feedramp, mag latch height etc) and they work extremely well and smoothly in AI actions. If you're picking up an AT-X, want more than the included mag and don't already have AW/AX mags, sell your AICS mags and pick some up, you won't regret it.
     

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    In very specific applications (.223 conversions for instance) you may have to use them.....but the majority of the time I'm not sure why you'd want to. The AW/AX mags are true double stack mags that allow a lower profile, easier loading, and the ability to top one off in the action. The system is built around them (feedramp, mag latch height etc) and they work extremely well and smoothly in AI actions. If you're picking up an AT-X, want more than the included mag and don't already have AW/AX mags, sell your AICS mags and pick some up, you won't regret it.
    Thanks, this will be my first AI and the MAG decoder ring is a bit confusing. Your response was perfect.
     

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    In very specific applications (.223 conversions for instance) you may have to use them.....but the majority of the time I'm not sure why you'd want to. The AW/AX mags are true double stack mags that allow a lower profile, easier loading, and the ability to top one off in the action. The system is built around them (feedramp, mag latch height etc) and they work extremely well and smoothly in AI actions. If you're picking up an AT-X, want more than the included mag and don't already have AW/AX mags, sell your AICS mags and pick some up, you won't regret it.
    Only problem I have with AW mags (and maybe I missed it somewhere) is they only hold 10 rounds. I feel you just need a 12 round Mag for PRS because you’re always going to have 12 round stages. If it will feed my 12 round MDT AICS mags now I’d be happy then save those for the 12 round stages and run AW for everything else. If someone if tracking on an AW extension I’d be interested to hear about it
     

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    Only problem I have with AW mags (and maybe I missed it somewhere) is they only hold 10 rounds. I feel you just need a 12 round Mag for PRS because you’re always going to have 12 round stages. If it will feed my 12 round MDT AICS mags now I’d be happy then save those for the 12 round stages and run AW for everything else. If someone if tracking on an AW extension I’d be interested to hear about it

    Hmm. People still think they need a 12-15 round mag these days?

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice luxury to have but…

    Maybe they ‘need’ to work on their speed. Speed of target acquisitions and engagements. Let alone mag changes.

    Go shoot USPSA matches. You’ll learn quick how to get decent at them. Feel you’re running low, drop the mag and insert another one…
    It is funny watching the single stack guys, go through 5-6 mags a stage. And no, they’re not shooting till they go empty.
     
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    Glad I could help. There's just one problem with AI's...in my opinion they ruin you for every other action!
    So it is true that I will probably want to sell off my other few rifles when i get this first AI? Haha i've heard this! A fella did let me put 5 rounds through his AX not long back. I was amazed. Cheers.
     

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    Hmm. People still think they need a 12-15 round mag these days?

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice luxury to have but…

    Maybe they ‘need’ to work on their speed. Speed of target acquisitions and engagements. Let alone mag changes.

    Go shoot USPSA matches. You’ll learn quick how to get decent at them. Feel you’re running low, drop the mag and insert another one…
    It is funny watching the single stack guys, go through 5-6 mags a stage. And no, they’re not shooting till they go empty.
    100% true and I’ll shoot some USPSA and 2-gun matches and don’t think I’ve ever run dry unless designed into the stage that you had to. But I guess from a lazy perspective lol, if I can save those 2-3 seconds on a reload it means I can waste them building a better position. Perfect world and shooter I’d be good at both but I’ll take all the help I can get
     

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    I would refer back to the Scandinavian shooting comps (you tube) for bolt manipulation and mag changes…
    Bolt gun shooters often out run/out score semi auto’s…
     

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    How wide is the "stack" going to be in order to be a true double stack double feed magazine? I can tell you it's nearly as wide as the outside of the action.
    I mean can you quickly reload them "from the top" like the AW mags
     

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    Shit. Id like to have a 12 or 15rd AW mag. Why does it always have to be an "either, or" proposition? Material solution/ Training solution. Yes to both. If you're in the business of training, get faster at mag changes and get used to tac mag changing while changing positions so they're as time penalty free as possible. But if you're in the business of mags and people want 12rd mags, don't use the training excuse to deflect

    I can change the mag on an M4 or transition to a pistol pretty fast but we still aren't shooting 20rd vietnam era mags are we?
     

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    Also is AI building a dedicated 6.5 PRC magazine or do you use the 300WM AI AX magazine ?
     

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    I have a Desert Tech that I've been shooting over 7 years and yet I still absolutely want an AT-X.
     
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