(1982 - Present)
- Caliber: .243 Win, 7.62x51mm NATO, .300 Win Mag, .338 Lapua Mag, .50 BMG
- Weight: 13.4 lbs (6.1 kg) - 16.1 lbs (7.3 kg)
- Length: 40 in (101.6 cm) - 48.5 in (123.2 cm)
- Barrel length: 16 in (40.6 cm) - 27 in (68.6 cm)
- Capacity: 10-round box (.243 Win, 7.62x51mm NATO), 5-round box (.300 Win Mag, .338 Lapua Mag, .50 BMG)
The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare series and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare
Accuracy International Precision Marksman - 7.62x51mm NATO (Designated L96A1 by the British Military)
Accuracy International AW - 7.62x51mm NATO
Based on the PM (Precision Marksman), or L96A1 as it is known in the British Military, this model is the basis for the Arctic Warfare series of tactical rifles and is currently produced in calibers .243 Win and 7.62x51mm NATO and normally fitted with a 660mm (26") match grade barrel for accurate long range performance. The .243 Win has a 1 in 10 twist and the 7.62x51mm NATO has a 1 in 12.
The 7.62x51mm NATO version AW is fitted with a muzzle brake which serves to reduce recoil and muzzle flip. The AW is normally supplied with a 10-round box magazine. Both versions are housed in either olive drab or black stock panels and black metalwork. Butt length can be adjusted by fitting spacers to suit the shooter.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum
Accuracy International AWM-F - .300 Win Mag
Accuracy International L115A3 - .338 Lapua Magnum. The L115A3 is a British variant of the AWSM-F fitted with a threaded muzzle brake, suppressor, dark earth folding stock, butt spike, adjustable Harris bipod and Schmidt & Bender 5-25x56 PM II LP sight.
Accuracy International AWSM without scope - .338 Lapua Magnum
Accuracy International AWSM-F - .338 Lapua Magnum. This is a late model gun where the stock has similar styling to the AT and AX series rifles.
The AWM is based on the AW rifle with minimal changes to accommodate Magnum length cartridges. Its detachable box magazine holds 5 rounds. Normal calibers are .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. Designated L115A1 Long Range Rifle within the British military, the latter as the AWSM (Arctic Warfare Super Magnum) or L115A3 LRR. It is described by Guiness World Records to be the most advanced sniper rifle of all time and was used by Cpl. Craig Harrison of the British Army to establish a new record distance for a confirmed kill shot in Afghanistan in November 2009, surpassing the previous record held by a McMillan TAC-50 fired by Cpl. Rob Furlong of the Canadian Armed Forces. The .300 Win Mag version (AWM-F), equipped with a folding stock and Zeiss 3-12x56 SSG scope, is used by the German Bundeswehr as the G22.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Police
Accuracy International AWP - 7.62x51mm NATO
The AWP rifle has a stiffer and shorter 610mm (24") barrel to maximise precision. Usual calibres are .243 Win (1 in 10 twist) and .308 Win (1 in 12 twist). The rifle is designed to perform best with match-grade ammunition. Butt length can be adjusted to suit the firer by using spacers. The AWP differs to other models, in that it's the only AW weapon system to have a black finish.
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Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Suppressed
Accuracy International AWS - 7.62x51mm NATO
The AWS is specifically designed for use with subsonic .308 Winchester ammunition. The rifle consists of a 16" barrel housed in a suppressor of 28" overall length. The suppressor can be replaced with the standard barrel of an AW or AWP.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Covert
Accuracy International AW Covert - 7.62x51mm NATO
The AWC features a quick-detachable sound suppressor, and a 12" barrel. It is usually fitted with a side-folding stock.
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Accuracy International Arctic Warfare 50
Accuracy International AW50 - .50 BMG
Accuracy International AW50 (Latest version with fluted barrel and redesigned muzzle brake) - .50 BMG
Accuracy International AW50F - .50 BMG
The AW50 is the biggest, largest-caliber variant of the Arctic Warfare rifles, chambered in .50 BMG. The AW50F, designed for the Australian military, differs in that it has a Madco barrel.
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