Produced by Accuracy International of Portsmouth, England. The Arctic Warfare, or AW, is one of the world's most accurate sniper rifles.
This rifle can shoot less than 51mm groups at the distances of 550m, using boat-tail match ammunition, but has a maximum effective range of 800m with 7.62x51mm NATO
and +1100m with Magnum
In the Arctic Warfare line of 5 rifle
s, there is the original Arctic Warfare that was designed for the British military. It gained its designation by special anti-freezing features, allowing sniping operations to be carried out under Arctic conditions as low as -40 Celcius
The models are:
Original (AW) - 660mm barrel.
Police (AWP) - 609mm barrel.
Super Magnum (AWSM) - available barrels from 609mm to 686mm.
Three first rifles are chambered for 7.62mm NATO ammunition, while Super Magnum can be chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum and 7mm Remington Magnum.
The standard scope
s supplied by Accuracy International are Smidt and Bender 3x to 12x variable or the Leupold Mark 4 fixed 10X scope.
The AW, which weighs in at about 6800gr, is bolt action for maximum accuracy and the magazine holds 5 rounds.