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A Little Outside My Price Range

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by zeeco, Aug 17, 2019.

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    I never understood the appeal of the AI, having had numerous .338 and many more .308 you can do much better, unless of course you are trapsing around a war zone, then they generally give you them for free at the taxpayers expense.

    At the end of the day it's a £200- Border barrel, a much better range gun would be a Barnard or true custom action with a hand fitted barrel of better quality, throated to your exact round spec. in a Mcmillan A5 type adjustable stock.

    Even then the RPA RM .338 is a better gun IMO, I had two, one in .338 and one in .300 Winmag, both for deer and they stood up to plenty of abuse in the Highlands.
     
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    Guy in my club has about five in various model's, they look the part but you can spend alot less & get better results for what we use them for.
     
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    Couldn't have put it better myself!
     
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    All this ^^

    They're a decent action with a decent barrel...but certainly nothing particularly special. People love them cause ya know THERE WHAT SNIPERS USE etc etc :rolleyes: but certainly wont shoot better than something like a T3 tictac for a 1/3 ish the money for the base rifle.

    A Bartlein/Kreiger/whichever custom tube you like on a 700 or T3 donor in a chassis of some kind will out shoot any AI for probably less cash.

    I would have the 5x45 S&B however.

    Its a nice setup, but I'd buy a lot of s**t before dumping £13K on it.
     
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    You can easily buy (S/H as a straight comparison) 2 Sako TRGs and new decent scopes for less than that and I am certain I know which I would have.
    In reality though knowing what I know now I would spend a fraction of that and have a rifle custom made.

    The few AIs I have shot have been good but not outstanding and if I’m honest I really cannot see the appeal when there are rifles out there that shoot considerably more accurately.....
     
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    I think people like the name, the look, and easy change of barrels is a nice feature.
     
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    When you see what a standard 308 rifle from one of the better makes (Steyr, Tikka, Sako) then it's hard to see what £11,500 extra buys you!
    Even if you stepped up to an RPA or TRG & spoilt yourself you'd not be out shot by this thing if you're competent.
     
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    Well, it is more than just the rifle in this listing. A basic AI AT308 is listed as £3279 in .308 at Sporting Services.
     
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    I'm thinking of rifles like the Tikka sporter at £1500 & the Steyr ssg at £1900, even then I'd find the extra hard to justify.
     
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    You can swap your barrel for a 6.5 creedmore on the AI AT in a few minutes or swap for another .308 if it ever gets burned out or you want to shoot a different twist or length of barrel. It is very versatile, but at the end of the day, it is personal preference. Oh, and the AI is British made :thumb:
     
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    Reminds me of a chap I used to work with who at the start of the fishing series would always produce some piece of ex-army equipment that was the bees knees, for him. I tried to explain to him that ex-army doesn't mean it is super...........

    AI stuff is very expense to make expensive ammo go bang.
     
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    My HOWA1500 in .308 with a 26" barrel is sub MOA at 200m with home loads. But if I had that sort of cash I would just because....
     

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