Only gone and ordered an AI.

P3T3R

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Well, my dad ordered and AICS for his rem 700 .308 from sporting services, long story short I went and picked it up for him this morning. And after spending a bit of time there chatting with Tom, have ended up ordering an accuracy international AE in 6.5x47 Lapua, with a 26" fluted barrel, folding stock and threaded muzzle brake (so that the moderator can go on over the muzzle brake), the only downside is I will be broke when it arrives :rolleyes: but it won't be here until March / April:doh:. It doesn't matter though I have patience, I am a deer stalker! Who I am kidding they let me fondle one I WANT IT NOW.

Just to keep this thread sort of about stalking here is my lovely roe buck I shot last weekend @130 yards off of an idleback chair. These chairs are a brilliant bit of kit and defiantly worth the money, although probably more suited to foxing.

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Cyres

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Not sure you have done the correct thing, will be a bit heavy and you will need to get a lightweight moddy.

I have a .223 remmy 700 in an ACIS and with a Wildcat moddy its a bit of a lump. It is however very accurate esp when prone so that is an advantage as you do not have to get too close.

Suggest you invest in a Biathlon type sling which will make stalking much easier however not the quickest riffle to deploy if you need to take a quick shot.

I have retrofitted a Jackson universal 2 stage match trigger to mine which has transformed it, however needs a fair bit of work on the chasis to get it to fit.

Regards

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P3T3R

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Probably should have mentioned it will be used mainly for the range, hope to take it up to Diggle for the fly shoot and out to 1100m at Lydd. Although it would be rude not to shoot and few deer with it, maybe the days I am in a high seat.
 

HotDogsForTea

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Having just read this thread and looking at the price of that chair, i've just nearly fell off mine:eek:. That's £109.80 more than i spent on my rifle, scope and mod. Nice bit of kit tho, and as for the AICS, there's always tonights lottery!!!
 

swarovski

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After having remy 700 customised inc aics stock I wouldn't yearn for an ai now,I did for a long time though :D,am more than happy with mine,enjoy shooting your new rifle,atb swaro
 

Milligan

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AI switch barrel functionality and the relative low cost of the barrels is a major plus.
AI robustness is unparralleled but I think the TRG has it in terms of finesse...:) Not that I'm biased.
 

Offroad Gary

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I've just got an ai ae mk3 in .308, you will like it im sure. Very, very accurate and consistent. The second group i shot with mine measured 0.068", that was 5 shots at 120y with no load development. I shot a nocturnal predator with the 6th shot after proof with mine, it will be used on deer soon and probably be rebarelled in 47L at some point. I think its unfair to compare a custom remmy to an ai, might be accurate, but not in any way comparable.
 
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Targetman

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Had mine, a left handed 7.62 since August. Mainly used at Bisley for Mc Queens and on the Stickledown or Thorpe Cloud. Excellent, really weather proof, if heavy kit. The guys at Calton Moor were really helpful when running the barrel in and setting up the scope.
What scope are you fitting?
 

swarovski

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I've just got an ai ae mk3 in .308, you will like it im sure. Very, very accurate and consistent. The second group i shot with mine measured 0.068", that was 5 shots at 120y with no load development. I shot a nocturnal predator with the 6th shot after proof with mine, it will be used on deer soon and probably be rebarelled in 47L at some point. I think its unfair to compare a custom remmy to an ai, might be accurate, but not in any way comparable.
My remy is as good as ai any day,only part remy is action,very close resemblance to look at,ai got better bolt,when all said and done its about accuracy and mine will match ai and it's also cheaper too
 

Offroad Gary

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ok lets compare.

AI has....

better action, stronger, longer tennon increases accuracy.
better bolt, bigger, stronger, ice flutes etc.
better ejector
better trigger
better firing pin
better safety, firing pin blocker not trigger interruptor
switch barrel ability for any rifle/barrel
even with its military chambering tollerances, most will have better accuracy than a well chambered remy actioned rifle.

kind of like comparing a tank to a ford focus!

not that theres anyting wrong with an "improved" remmy, in the same way theres nothing wrong with going to halfords and getting some new wheel trims for your focus to make it better

and most of all, :british:, made in England
 

Offroad Gary

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If you don't mind me asking why the AE and not the AX or AW?

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i chose AE because i found a s/h one which the owner had been using a 6.5 x 47 barrel and was upgrading to AW when he returns from kandahar, bought the rifle and proof only .308 barrel at right price and didnt have to wait 6 months. ae mk 3 is very similar to aw, only difference is non bonded action which doesnt matter to me, not going to be doing barrel changes in the dessert.
 

splash

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Had my AE nearly eight years now, Destroys target boards on the range as you can only patch the centers so much.
Used on deer best suited to high seat or long range prone.
 

swarovski

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I've kicked the ass of many ai's with my old tikka 695 continental master in 30-06 at 1000yds,only change to remy 308 because of magazine capacity for 10 shot formats,ai is good rifle there's no denying it if you can use it to its full potential,still a lot of money in comparison
 

Milligan

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My remy is as good as ai any day,only part remy is action,very close resemblance to look at,ai got better bolt,when all said and done its about accuracy and mine will match ai and it's also cheaper too
Starting with the extractor and going down the list there are many, many reasons that the Remy isn't up to scratch.
Accuracy is one thing, being able to extract your brass or close your bolt is another....
 

Offroad Gary

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Lets not turn this into a remmy bashing thread, theres some fine accurate rifles built on them, ive had a couple and liked them both (dont have them now though!)... Ive shot and owned a fair few good accurate rifles, and i have to say the moment i picked up the AI at diggle, cycled the bolt a few times and pulled the trigger i knew i had to have one. When zeroing first time with thrown together rounds i could just tell they were going exactly where they were meant to be going. Still liking my clatterbox blasers too! In a different kind of way....
 

P3T3R

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just out of interest peter and being nosey

what did it cost?
it will cost £3080 but I paid a £250 deposit so £3330 altogether.

for the 308 version it would have been £2980.

any news on when the berger reloading manuals will be here spud?
 

P3T3R

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Had mine, a left handed 7.62 since August. Mainly used at Bisley for Mc Queens and on the Stickledown or Thorpe Cloud. Excellent, really weather proof, if heavy kit. The guys at Calton Moor were really helpful when running the barrel in and setting up the scope.
What scope are you fitting?
I haven't decided yet, ideally a S&B PMII, but just need to keep an eye on the classifieds
 

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