enlightenment???

#1
hello chaps.. i was searching the old interweb tonight, and i found this..


could any one of you fine fellows enlighten me as to what this is??
from the look of the rounds i would say at least 50 cal.
many thanks.. reverend jim.
 
#4
Dear Padre Jim ;

And how are those troublesome piles? Better, we all trust . . . .

Looks like a wildcat cartridge to me. 0.35in or a bit bigger bullet diam., maybe? Despite the ctg box, not a Federal factory load, I'll bet.

Given a steady wind and a good sniper, it'll open a communion wine bottle at up to 1500 metres, I'd guess. Whatever, I'd far rather be behind it than in front.
 
#6
reverend_jim said:
this is true, it has a fine scope on it,
i,ve never seen one of these before, looks a fine weapon,
U.S? BRIT? E.U?? i dont know..
Strong Malcolm Cooper/AI Ltd. influence in stock design.

Perhaps Anglo-Septic?

Looks purposeful. Clearly designed for the out-of-the ordinary shootist . . . . .
 
#7
Too small for .50 cal -look at the penknife in front of the rounds...

Heavy barrel - sniper or target rifle of some sort. i've killed many a man with lesser weapons...
 
#8
chumpycheeks said:
Too small for .50 cal -look at the penknife in front of the rounds...

Heavy barrel - sniper or target rifle of some sort. i've killed many a man with lesser weapons...
Your not a loner visiting the odd campus now and again?
 
#10
It's an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare model Sniper Rifle.
Available in several variants. I would say looking at the rounds and the size of the chamber that it's not 7.62 but is in either .300 Winchester Magnum or in .338 Lapua Magnum. The latter model is in British Army service as the L118 but I think that this is probably a private purchase in 300 Win Mag considering the context. Definitely not 7.62 or 50 BMG though.

I can't ID the scope I'm afraid.
 
#13
Nope - sniper rifle. Stab may be right, but I think its a .338 cartridge. Its the standard Accuracy international scope on it - I think its a Schmidt & Bender...

UK issue, and available to anyone else with an acceptable end user certificate...
 
#14
I'm no expert on rifles or rifle ammo but I know that's one helluva load in those cartridges. Must be very expensive ammo for match shooting.
 
#15
ex_stab - my missus has just read your signature and says that soldiers are only good with a soft boiled egg. And always up for a party.
She has a message for you - just humour her.
Missus: hello ex stab whats stab mean big boy??
 
#17
Nope -I think stab's right - .300 Win Mag, although the heavy barrel threw me.

Lowers the effective range a little - 1250 yds in temperate conditions...
 
#20
GDav said:
I'm no expert on rifles or rifle ammo but I know that's one helluva load in those cartridges. Must be very expensive ammo for match shooting.
It is indeed. About 80p a pop, at my basic, home-load costs.

The more I look, the more it appears to be either .300 Win. Mag. or .338 Lapua.

The rifle certainly looks very AI-ish or influenced (see above) - but something is sl. different. Hard to define.

It will almost certainly be at its best in the 800 - 1400 metre "envelope" [how I HATE these vogue terms!!!] and will perform v. tidily in correct hands.

That 'scope looks like a 10X-20X 30mm-tube-diam. something-I-can't-put-a-name-to-right-now. But familiar-ish.

Nice bundook. But that muzzle-brake will produce an awful backwash of blast, so it's Ear-Defenders Order all, if you please.
 

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