Second-hand value of an AI AW?

#1
Any members of the Accuracy International fan club here?

I'm thinking about being a bit avant garde and buying my first rifle that isn't largely made of wood and groups a bit tighter than "its on the Fig 11".

How much is a used AW worth? One I have in mind is a bare rifle, no bipod/monopod, fairly shot barrel (2k+ rnds), one mag?


p.s. if anyone knows of a fairly stock 7.62mm AW set for sale, I'd be grateful for the lead.
 
#3
They are very expensive and unless you intend to pot unsuspecting local taliban on the steps of the old bingo hall, before running off leaving a tatty beret and a RG cartridge case behind, I wouldn't bother.

Ghilly suits attract attention around town I think you'll find!

There are plenty of very good rifles out there, for every purpose and pocket.
 
#5
They are very expensive and unless you intend to pot unsuspecting local taliban on the steps of the old bingo hall, before running off leaving a tatty beret and a RG cartridge case behind, I wouldn't bother.

Ghilly suits attract attention around town I think you'll find!

There are plenty of very good rifles out there, for every purpose and pocket.


Looks like you've already spotted my weekend hobby..... I was planning to use an urban Ghilly suit of hi-vis vest and clip-board, though...


I've seen and shot loads of current precision rifle, but I just happen to like the aesthetics and feel of the AE/AW system. Also very well aware of the residual values of various rifles!


Apart from picking off Fig 11s at 1,000m, I have a sneaky plan to find a set of clamp-on target sights and cause outrage at my target club as well - can't bring myself to spend £2-3k on a target rifle that only fires one shot and has no other applications.


Anyway, the main business case driver is that my wife had a go with an AE and liked it - so thats 90% of the domestic budget justification solved!
 
#6
Apart from picking off Fig 11s at 1,000m, I have a sneaky plan to find a set of clamp-on target sights and cause outrage at my target club as well - can't bring myself to spend £2-3k on a target rifle that only fires one shot and has no other applications.
Which is why my long range pig popper of choice is a Dragunov, reliable, robust and cheap as chips here....
 
#7
have you checked out the RPA Interceptors?

been using a mates one for last few years, its a nail driver at 500-600 yds, just as accurate as an AI for half the price, one in my local shop for £3250 new. another toy on my wish list......

Interceptor Multi-shot Rifle | Rangemaster Precision Arms

interceptor-multishot-sporting-rifle.jpg
 
#8
Or what about a Savage Model 10 BA (.308 ) or 110 BA (.300 Win Mag or .338 Lapua Mag). They get quite a good write up and I saw one of them recently for about £1600......

Review in the May 2012 Target shooter: Target Shooter Magazine - May 2012
 
#9
How much is an AI chassis in the UK?

I am planning on one too and have seen US price is around the $900 mark for a chassis, plus a Remy 700 in 7.62mm at around $600 then the BSA scope at $35.....joke, scope is the price point problem. I used to do .22 target rifle and only a little fullbore rifle so I ask advice, I have chatted with a couple of blokes and you can spend anything from a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand on a scope for plate bashing at 1000 yards.
 
#10
have you checked out the RPA Interceptors?

been using a mates one for last few years, its a nail driver at 500-600 yds, just as accurate as an AI for half the price, one in my local shop for £3250 new. another toy on my wish list......

Interceptor Multi-shot Rifle | Rangemaster Precision Arms

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The interceptor also drops in to an AI stock. Add an RPA action to this:
Accuracy International stock for Remmy 700 SA or RPA £250 ono - For Sale (Free Adverts for Private Secondhand Items only) - UK Varminting

And you could have a new rifle for very little money.
 
M

Mark The Convict

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#12
Especially now that APRS will build what you like, of comparable quality, for considerably less. AU$600+ for a bipod? I think not.
 
#13
have you checked out the RPA Interceptors?
...You could consider HPS. They'll put an RPA Quadlite with a magazine into one of their aluminium stocks, can't be that much more than £3k for the whole thing including a new barrel, less scope. They've even got a more "tactical" stock, although I've never seen it in the flesh.
 
#15
I've got a recent septic long range shooting mag article on the top ten to bu somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it out scan it and post it tomorrow.

Quiet week this week, half term, no sparky school, and I have ashitty cold.
 
#18
If I had five grand (last one I saw was €4,500) or whatever they cost thesedays I'd have one in my cabinet now...and in .300WM even though we only have a I00M range locally.

I would also use it on Magpies & Crows out the bedroom window.

:meditate:
 
#19
Gents hi,

I have a Howa 1500 heavy barrelled in 7.62 with a Bell and Carlson stock, and a Bushnell 6-30x50 Elite 6500. All up including bipod, mounts sling under £2K new. Accurate out to 800 metres and gives 4 inch groups at 500 metres. Its a fantastic package and very good value for money. Howa also do a 300 Win Mag if you need bigger.

Cheers.
 

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