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I’m looking to take the plunge into getting an AIAX.

For replacement barrels, should I be at all concerned about buying prefits for AI? Like the Win Tac, Proof, etc? Some people swear you should get smiths to perfectly match it to your action, but I don’t know enough to answer that.

Also, first world problems, but any thoughts on color? Trying to decide between Pale Brown and Dark Earth. I haven’t seen in person, just online. Pale Brown looks like a lighter tan, Dark Earth looks like a darker brown? With a black scope I don’t think it will matter, but what would match/coordinate better if I went with a Razor Gen II? My wife won’t like hearing I’m spending more time (and money) trying to coordinate the look of a rifle more that my actual wardrobe...
 

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You won't be sorry. I've had my AX 308 about a year...worth every penny. I recently bought a 6.5 creedmoor pre fit from SPR and would recommend them without hesitation. Mine is pale brown with a gen 2 Razor.
 

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I believe the Elite Sand rifles have proven to be the most accurate examples of the AIAX. Plus, it works with both NF black and Vortex bronze. ?
 
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I’m looking to take the plunge into getting an AIAX.

For replacement barrels, should I be at all concerned about buying prefits for AI? Like the Win Tac, Proof, etc? Some people swear you should get smiths to perfectly match it to your action, but I don’t know enough to answer that.

Also, first world problems, but any thoughts on color? Trying to decide between Pale Brown and Dark Earth. I haven’t seen in person, just online. Pale Brown looks like a lighter tan, Dark Earth looks like a darker brown? With a black scope I don’t think it will matter, but what would match/coordinate better if I went with a Razor Gen II? My wife won’t like hearing I’m spending more time (and money) trying to coordinate the look of a rifle more that my actual wardrobe...
Don't worry about prefit barrels as long as it's from a reputable source. If you're doing standard calibers like 6.5 creed, Mile High and EuroOptic have the real specs and the real Cerakote colors to get you a "factory" barrel. Any other shop can turn a good AI barrel, I use Long Rifles Inc, personally.

As for color, where are you located geographically and will you hunt with it? I've never liked Pale Brown, I don't really care for the color but it makes no sense to me in the grass/woodlands of WI where I live. If you live in the desert it would make more sense. Dark Earth and Sage Green will blend in with more environments IMO, but I can't imagine why anyone would choose anything other than Sage Green. It's scientifically proven to be the best :cool:
 

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Don't worry about prefit barrels as long as it's from a reputable source. If you're doing standard calibers like 6.5 creed, Mile High and EuroOptic have the real specs and the real Cerakote colors to get you a "factory" barrel. Any other shop can turn a good AI barrel, I use Long Rifles Inc, personally.

As for color, where are you located geographically and will you hunt with it? I've never liked Pale Brown, I don't really care for the color but it makes no sense to me in the grass/woodlands of WI where I live. If you live in the desert it would make more sense. Dark Earth and Sage Green will blend in with more environments IMO, but I can't imagine why anyone would choose anything other than Sage Green. It's scientifically proven to be the best :cool:
But sage green isnt ... "Elite." If it were, it would have in it's name like my elite sand does. (Said while looking down my nose.)
 

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I’m looking to take the plunge into getting an AIAX.

For replacement barrels, should I be at all concerned about buying prefits for AI? Like the Win Tac, Proof, etc? Some people swear you should get smiths to perfectly match it to your action, but I don’t know enough to answer that.

Also, first world problems, but any thoughts on color? Trying to decide between Pale Brown and Dark Earth. I haven’t seen in person, just online. Pale Brown looks like a lighter tan, Dark Earth looks like a darker brown? With a black scope I don’t think it will matter, but what would match/coordinate better if I went with a Razor Gen II? My wife won’t like hearing I’m spending more time (and money) trying to coordinate the look of a rifle more that my actual wardrobe...
Pale Brown Master Race FTW.

 

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So, rustoleum satin nutmeg isn't available in Aus, fancy that. Anyone got a close colour match for spray paint for any of the other AI colours (besides black obviously)?
 
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That's an interesting trigger shoe. And a very nice looking rifle ;-)

@MACHTECH If I may ask, what made you go for the Spuhr SP-4302 3MIL over the SP-4602 6MIL?
Thanks for the compliment! The straight trigger shoe is factory AI. It's made for the comp trigger, but works with the standard one as well. I had the 4302 left over from another setup, so I just used it on this rig so it would fit into the transit case. I had an ERA-TAC mount on it originally but that was too tall for the foam cutout.

Note also for transit case owners.... With a little trimming, you can fit a 338 Ultra under the stock area!
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So, rustoleum satin nutmeg isn't available in Aus, fancy that. Anyone got a close colour match for spray paint for any of the other AI colours (besides black obviously)?
DuraCoat sell DIY aerosol kits in most firearm related colours. It'll hold up better than hardware store spay paint.
 
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Very nice! @96C Is that a Proof Research drop-in AI AX Carbon Fiber barrel with Area 419 Sidewinder muzzle brake?
Spot on man, 24" Proof CF drop in for AX308, 1:8" 6.5 Creedmoor.
Area419 Sidewinder 30cal so I can jump it over to the 26" factory 308 barrel.

Good eye (y)
 
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22mph wind, 1921m, 6.5CM, 1 metre steel gong...View attachment 7289158... Not going so well :ROFLMAO:
I read the top portion then looked at the picture and thought man that’s impressive with the caliber and wind considered....then I read the “not going so well” portion and thought, “yep, that’s more of what should have come to mind” ?
 
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Thanks for the advice, ya’ll! Obviously I want the most accurate color ;) I do have a question. Trying to figure out the color in these two pictures. On the upper picture I would assume the top rifle is pale brown and bottom is dark earth? However, on the bottom picture Mile High said the color is dark earth.

On the top picture what I assume is dark earth looks dark brown, on the bottom more yellow/coyote. Is it the lighting? Am I off on the correct color on that upper picture? Did the colors change on newer models? 3B875E8C-7409-49B3-9AEB-F6BE0B20F298.jpeg
 
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The top is Pale Brown, the one below is Field Drab (dark earth). The difference is the lighting.

Thanks for the advice, ya’ll! Obviously I want the most accurate color ;) I do have a questions. Trying to figure out the color in these two pictures. On the upper picture I would assume the top rifle is pale brown and bottom is dark earth? However, on the bottom picture Mile High said the color is dark earth.

On the top picture what I assume is dark earth looks dark brown, on the bottom more yellow/coyote. Is it the lighting? Am I off on the correct color on that upper picture? Did the colors change on newer models? View attachment 7289703
 
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Thanks for the advice, ya’ll! Obviously I want the most accurate color ;) I do have a questions. Trying to figure out the color in these two pictures. On the upper picture I would assume the top rifle is pale brown and bottom is dark earth? However, on the bottom picture Mile High said the color is dark earth.

On the top picture what I assume is dark earth looks dark brown, on the bottom more yellow/coyote. Is it the lighting? Am I off on the correct color on that upper picture? Did the colors change on newer models? View attachment 7289703
Pale Brown Master Race FTW.

Top pic is dark earth in good lighting


Bottom is pale brown

Wtf cares spray paint that shit whatever color your want.


Here's mine pale brown rattle canned banged up and used hard...
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I’m looking to take the plunge into getting an AIAX.

For replacement barrels, should I be at all concerned about buying prefits for AI? Like the Win Tac, Proof, etc? Some people swear you should get smiths to perfectly match it to your action, but I don’t know enough to answer that.

Also, first world problems, but any thoughts on color? Trying to decide between Pale Brown and Dark Earth. I haven’t seen in person, just online. Pale Brown looks like a lighter tan, Dark Earth looks like a darker brown? With a black scope I don’t think it will matter, but what would match/coordinate better if I went with a Razor Gen II? My wife won’t like hearing I’m spending more time (and money) trying to coordinate the look of a rifle more that my actual wardrobe...
hard to find photos of AI's with anything other than ATACR's OR PMII's

here is a razor on a PB

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While not an AI here is my razor on my custom switch lu700 in AIAX Chassis. It's cerakoted Coyote Tan. It's just a tad less "pink" than PB.
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The razor would look weird on DE. It's a much deeper brown/red than PB

As far as deciphering colors. PB always has a tan butt pad and black rear pistol
Grip. DE has solid color pistol grip and Black butt pad.
 

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hard to find photos of AI's with anything other than ATACR's OR PMII's

here is a razor on a PB

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While not an AI here is my razor on my custom switch lu700 in AIAX Chassis. It's cerakoted Coyote Tan. It's just a tad less "pink" than PB.
View attachment 7289783
The razor would look weird on DE. It's a much deeper brown/red than PB

As far as deciphering colors. PB always has a tan butt pad and black rear pistol
Grip. DE has solid color pistol grip and Black butt pad.
I like your style
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hard to find photos of AI's with anything other than ATACR's OR PMII's

here is a razor on a PB

View attachment 7289782
While not an AI here is my razor on my custom switch lu700 in AIAX Chassis. It's cerakoted Coyote Tan. It's just a tad less "pink" than PB.
View attachment 7289783
The razor would look weird on DE. It's a much deeper brown/red than PB

As far as deciphering colors. PB always has a tan butt pad and black rear pistol
Grip. DE has solid color pistol grip and Black butt pad.
Here is one with a ZCO on it.
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Just ordered a Pale Brown AIAX Demo from Eurooptic. Thanks for the all the advice! I’ve been checking this thread out for the past 2 years and have learned a lot of info from you guys.
The only thing that’s ever concerned me is I’ve heard some have to torque it past spec recommendations. Sounds like @samb300 might have discovered it was an issue with the epoxy. Is there a good way to check movement of the Quickloc without removing the action from the stock?
If anyone has any advice or tips for an AI newbie feel free to share.
 
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Just ordered a Pale Brown AIAX Demo from Eurooptic. Thanks for the all the advice! I’ve been checking this thread out for the past 2 years and have learned a lot of info from you guys.
The only thing that’s ever concerned me is I’ve heard some have to torque it past spec recommendations. Sounds like @samb300 might have discovered it was an issue with the epoxy. Is there a good way to check movement of the Quickloc without removing the action from the stock?
If anyone has any advice or tips for an AI newbie feel free to share.
Only way to do it is to remove the barrel and look inside the action from the front while you tighten and loosen the QuickLoc screw.
 

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That might be because the serrated washer is no longer conical. They’re $.06/each. They’re conical to keep tension on the screw.

Just ordered a Pale Brown AIAX Demo from Eurooptic. Thanks for the all the advice! I’ve been checking this thread out for the past 2 years and have learned a lot of info from you guys.
The only thing that’s ever concerned me is I’ve heard some have to torque it past spec recommendations. Sounds like @samb300 might have discovered it was an issue with the epoxy. Is there a good way to check movement of the Quickloc without removing the action from the stock?
If anyone has any advice or tips for an AI newbie feel free to share.
 

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I’m looking to take the plunge into getting an AIAX.

For replacement barrels, should I be at all concerned about buying prefits for AI? Like the Win Tac, Proof, etc? Some people swear you should get smiths to perfectly match it to your action, but I don’t know enough to answer that.

Also, first world problems, but any thoughts on color? Trying to decide between Pale Brown and Dark Earth. I haven’t seen in person, just online. Pale Brown looks like a lighter tan, Dark Earth looks like a darker brown? With a black scope I don’t think it will matter, but what would match/coordinate better if I went with a Razor Gen II? My wife won’t like hearing I’m spending more time (and money) trying to coordinate the look of a rifle more that my actual wardrobe...
I recently got a Win Tac prefit for my AT from Mile High. It's an 18" 308 1/10. It's fast and extremely accurate. I only lost an average of 80 fps and it consistently will group 2" or better at 500 yds, with FGMM 175, and Hornady match 178. I'm convinced
 

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Hi all. Can anyone tell me if the new ASR short action mags will work in the AXMC? I see that the ASR got rid of the mag-well adapter for the short action mags. Basically I am wondering if you no longer need the adapter once the ASR mags are available and if they will drop right into the MC as they do in the ASR?

Thanks
 

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Basically yeh the first AXMC's came in to Australia as non-folders as despite folding stock being legal in many states it was considered a prohibited import. That has since changes and no issue importing them now. They can also be converted to a folder as was done with my long action AXMC as it was one of the very first shipment into the country.

I left my short action AX as a non folder so that it is legal for comps in all states here pretty much.
 
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I got a weird itch to pick up an AX308 once my local FFL's open back up for business. I do have a question though for those that are running NV clip-on's, specifically a PVS-30. I want to mount a TT525 on the rifle when I get it and that sucker is long. Since the AX308 has a 3" shorter rail will than the AXMC, will I run into issues trying to mount my 30? Any information would be helpful, and pics would be awesome but I'm curios to know what you all think.
 
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I got a weird itch to pick up an AX308 once my local FFL's open back up for business. I do have a question though for those that are running NV clip-on's, specifically a PVS-30. I want to mount a TT525 on the rifle when I get it and that sucker is long. Since the AX308 has a 3" shorter rail will than the AXMC, will I run into issues trying to mount my 30? Any information would be helpful, and pics would be awesome but I'm curios to know what you all think.
You will not have a problem. Plenty of room.

This is a poor picture but the only one I have at the moment. My rifle is on the far left of picture. It’s a AX308 with a TT5-25.

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Hi all. Can anyone tell me if the new ASR short action mags will work in the AXMC? I see that the ASR got rid of the mag-well adapter for the short action mags. Basically I am wondering if you no longer need the adapter once the ASR mags are available and if they will drop right into the MC as they do in the ASR?

Thanks
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