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Definitely the wrong thread to ask this question as everyone on here loves their AI's but here it goes nonetheless. Have any of you AXMC owners that use theirs for multiple calibers regretted your purchase for any reason? I ask this because every couple of years I look in my safe and see rifles with overlapped purposes. Most of these are hunting builds in different calibers, but all can kill animals just as dead as the other. I'm thinking about slimming down the hunting side in favor of a more "practical" AXMC multi cal setup. So, AXMC owners, any regrets? (que "no ragrets" meme)
As a hunter first I’ve got individual rifles for anywhere on the planet; Big 5 Africa included. The AXMC while amazing just isn’t something I’d normally hunt with unless I was in a static position. That being said I’m still committed to shooting 3+ calibers out of mine. Need a LH 300WM bolt and I’ll be set forever.
 

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As a hunter first I’ve got individual rifles for anywhere on the planet; Big 5 Africa included. The AXMC while amazing just isn’t something I’d normally hunt with unless I was in a static position. That being said I’m still committed to shooting 3+ calibers out of mine. Need a LH 300WM bolt and I’ll be set forever.
I failed to mention that this rifle would be 75% target and 25% hunting. I hunt in Mississippi, land of the treestand and shooting houses, so the MC would work just fine for those I believe.
 
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I failed to mention that this rifle would be 75% target and 25% hunting. I hunt in Mississippi, land of the treestand and shooting houses, so the MC would work just fine for those I believe.
it can be done out of box blinds, but its a pretty hefty ridle for that. i would definitely look for a shorter barrel foe the blind days - particularly if yu also run a suppressor. i have an 18" 308 i can put on mine, but i still prefer to take a gap gladius type into the box with me over my axsa /axmc. i like to be quick in and out of the windows as my setup doesnt see a lot of things loiter for long.
 

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Definitely the wrong thread to ask this question as everyone on here loves their AI's but here it goes nonetheless. Have any of you AXMC owners that use theirs for multiple calibers regretted your purchase for any reason? I ask this because every couple of years I look in my safe and see rifles with overlapped purposes. Most of these are hunting builds in different calibers, but all can kill animals just as dead as the other. I'm thinking about slimming down the hunting side in favor of a more "practical" AXMC multi cal setup. So, AXMC owners, any regrets? (que "no ragrets" meme)
Zero regret. Now I need an AXSR
 

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Definitely the wrong thread to ask this question as everyone on here loves their AI's but here it goes nonetheless. Have any of you AXMC owners that use theirs for multiple calibers regretted your purchase for any reason? I ask this because every couple of years I look in my safe and see rifles with overlapped purposes. Most of these are hunting builds in different calibers, but all can kill animals just as dead as the other. I'm thinking about slimming down the hunting side in favor of a more "practical" AXMC multi cal setup. So, AXMC owners, any regrets? (que "no ragrets" meme)
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I took @BLKWLFK9’s advice and spun my 308 barrel back on for local matches, saving my 6.5 barrels for the big matches that count. I take the 308 out for deer hunting, and I run 6.5 in most competitions. I’d say for what I pay for other bolt actions, this rifle has paid for itself 3x over in its capabilities.

No one ever talks about the fact that you have the same bolt manipulation, same trigger feel, out of one rifle. My buddy jumps from his AI with a stock trigger to his PRS rig with an 8oz trigger, back and forth. I really don’t know how he does it.
 
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I have an AT in an MPA that will debut at it's first match this weekend, so I will see how I like the AI in that role. Coming from the land of Impact actions and 8oz triggers it has definitely taken some getting used to.
 
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I took @BLKWLFK9’s advice and spun my 308 barrel back on for local matches, saving my 6.5 barrels for the big matches that count. I take the 308 out for deer hunting, and I run 6.5 in most competitions. I’d say for what I pay for other bolt actions, this rifle has paid for itself 3x over in its capabilities.

No one ever talks about the fact that you have the same bolt manipulation, same trigger feel, out of one rifle. My buddy jumps from his AI with a stock trigger to his PRS rig with an 8oz trigger, back and forth. I really don’t know how he does it.
Not sure how much you're shooting, but unless you're shooting a ton of rounds per year, why not just stick with 6.5? Or better yet, 6.5 for practice/hunting and matches that "don't matter" and 6mm for big matches. Unless you really want to compete in the Tactical division, I just don't see the draw of shooting 308 at matches. I think most 6.5 Creed sized calibers will get you 2500 rounds out of a barrel, so I don't see babying that barrel as a necessity.

And this is someone that's been shooting the exact same caliber+load+bullet weight for 5 years (6.5x47L) and just shot a couple hundred rounds of 6mm...I don't know that I'll ever go back to 6.5. There's a reason everyone shoots 6mm's at matches. Going back to 308 sounds terrible haha.

I agree with you on the AI doing it all, and giving a consistent feel. It's one of the reasons I think I've grown as a match shooter While everyone was changing actions, stocks, scopes, and calibers, I shot literally the same thing (other than a switch from AT to AX) for 5 years. Fear the man with one gun, right?
 

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The 308 will expose weaknesses in wind reading though, when compared to 6.5 or 6 for training or local matches.
Forcing the shooter to really focus on the wind rather than edge holding will probably encourage the shooter to learn faster.

That is my plan anyway and also a handy excuse for missing a few...
 

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The 308 will expose weaknesses in wind reading though, when compared to 6.5 or 6 for training or local matches.
Forcing the shooter to really focus on the wind rather than edge holding will probably encourage the shooter to learn faster.

That is my plan anyway and also a handy excuse for missing a few...
Just wait until you drop points for holding too much wind when you switch back to a 6mm LOL

I'm at the point in my life where time is very limited to actually be at the range practicing, let alone shooting a "practice" match that I don't care about, so for me I shoot and practice with the same caliber so I'm comfortable with the wind, drops, recoil, reloading, everything. I know a lot of guys shoot a LOT more than me, have quick access to a range (i.e. their back yard), or enjoy having multiple match rigs in all different calibers. I try to keep sane with one rifle and one caliber, hell even trying a 6mm in earnest has taken me almost 2 years to even try at a match haha.
 

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After shooting the AXMC for the first time last weekend my wife has decided she needs an AI with a ZCO too, I better be getting a raise at work to cross into multiple AI territory.
 
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When I buy extra guns (AI's) I always say this one is for the wife to shoot :)
 

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I just want to know when the MCs are gonna be blown out now that the SRs are in stock that way I can finally pick one up.
I wonder if they’re going to continue support the AXMC or it’s going to be discontinued? I’m interested in this as well, but if I need a replacement part down the road (SFP bolt, etc) I don’t want to be out of luck.
 

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They are still producing AXMC’s in two tone and calling them the AX LE or something like that. They’ll support them for a long long time.
 

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I’m really struggling with a decision. I’d love to get an AXSR. If I do I will run it 90%+ of the time in a short action config once the bolts are available. Considering I’m pretty much always gonna run it in a SA cartridge do I just get the AT (helluva value)? No, I’m not buying both 😜
 

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I’m really struggling with a decision. I’d love to get an AXSR. If I do I will run it 90%+ of the time in a short action config once the bolts are available. Considering I’m pretty much always gonna run it in a SA cartridge do I just get the AT (helluva value)? No, I’m not buying both 😜
Another idea would be to grab a Euro Optic Demo AXSA for ~$4600-5300. Mine showed up as new and was $2500 less than a non-demo new one...
 

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Another idea would be to grab a Euro Optic Demo AXSA for ~$4600-5300. Mine showed up as new and was $2500 less than a non-demo new one...
Thanks and I agree, great option. I just saw those on both Euro and Mile High.
 

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I sadly didn’t get any pics as I was busy ROing the match. But I just got home from the guardian match at arena. And I saw several AIs in the comp. there was one I should of got a photo of that was being shot by some military guys. Definitely had some stuff different that I have never seen before. And he knew absolutely nothing about the rifle when I started asking questions.
 
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I sadly didn’t get any pics as I was busy ROing the match. But I just got home from the guardian match at arena. And I saw several AIs in the comp. there was one I should of got a photo of that was being shot by some military guys. Definitely had some stuff different that I have never seen before. And he knew absolutely nothing about the rifle when I started asking questions.
Did it look like current or older gen rifle with modifications? Or something completely new?
 

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Did it look like current or older gen rifle with modifications? Or something completely new?
It was a AX. But the scope rail had a bubble level built into it. It protruded back a little over the bolt shroud but it was completely built into the rail.
And the forend was a mlock with arca. Identical to the new asr. It was not the victor company one. And it wasn’t a ASR or the new AXSA

The shooter claimed it was. AI staff members rifle.
 

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It was a AX. But the scope rail had a bubble level built into it. It protruded back a little over the bolt shroud but it was completely built into the rail.
And the forend was a mlock with arca. Identical to the new asr. It was not the victor company one. And it wasn’t a ASR or the new AXSA

The shooter claimed it was. AI staff members rifle.
Yeah, I've seen those. I think the bubble level scope rail was made for the Maverick 41 rifle, and some of the team guys had prototype forends before the ASR was public.

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I sadly didn’t get any pics as I was busy ROing the match. But I just got home from the guardian match at arena. And I saw several AIs in the comp. there was one I should of got a photo of that was being shot by some military guys. Definitely had some stuff different that I have never seen before. And he knew absolutely nothing about the rifle when I started asking questions.
I was there shooting my AX and I talked to him. He did say it belonged to a friend and he was borrowing it for the match. It was an AXSA with the ASR handguard.
 

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I went from 8 points in my first match with 308, to cleaning my first stage with 308 yesterday. I’m still waiting for the results today, but I might have won Tac yesterday.

308 really helps you practice wind calls. I can’t wait to spin my 6.5 barrel back on and hold left edge this weekend 😂3ED4CD39-7B63-4359-A289-462179536BA1.jpeg
 

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Man these AI’s just make a shooter look good. Never shot anything past 400yds until the other day. Put a 8” gong out at 700y. Cold bore impact with 130gr Berger factory load. Almost couldn’t believe it myself. 4.5-4.6mils has a couple low misses but I’m stoked. Need to stretch her out further....91A39766-3862-4344-92B7-633E6D95B123.jpeg
 

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Definitely the wrong thread to ask this question as everyone on here loves their AI's but here it goes nonetheless. Have any of you AXMC owners that use theirs for multiple calibers regretted your purchase for any reason? I ask this because every couple of years I look in my safe and see rifles with overlapped purposes. Most of these are hunting builds in different calibers, but all can kill animals just as dead as the other. I'm thinking about slimming down the hunting side in favor of a more "practical" AXMC multi cal setup. So, AXMC owners, any regrets? (que "no ragrets" meme)
Only thing about AI in general is that they aren’t mountain sheep rifles.

Yes they can do it but why hump 10 pounds more than you have to.

If you a walk 2 miles to a tree stand kind of hunter...Keep your 2 most favorite “other” rifles and buy a AX

With the ability to change cartridges you’ll soon find yourself buying barrels and trying different things, just because.
 

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Only thing about AI in general is that they aren’t mountain sheep rifles.

Yes they can do it but why hump 10 pounds more than you have to.

If you a walk 2 miles to a tree stand kind of hunter...Keep your 2 most favorite “other” rifles and buy a AX

With the ability to change cartridges you’ll soon find yourself buying barrels and trying different things, just because.
I guess I didn’t explain myself very well in my previous post. I’m wanting to turn a hunting rifle or two into an axmc which I will mostly shoot at steel or paper with the occasional hunt. I have hunting rifles for most all game except the really dangerous type.

The allure of the caliber changes, has won me over. I listed one of my rifles for trade a little while ago. Once I get an MC I’ll likely sell my AT to fund a TT or ZCO for the MC.