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Accuracy International AE

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sniper rifle

  • ORIGIN
    United Kingdom

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Early 2000's

  • DESIGNER
    Accuracy International

  • PRODUCTION
    2005 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    United Kingdom - Accuracy International

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    GBP 2.200 in 2010 for Mk II

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good accuracy
    Good range
    Limited cost
    Limited ruggedness
    Lack of ergonomics on early model

Introduction

The Accuracy Enforcement is a bolt action sniper rilfe of UK origin. The Accuracy Enforcement model was developed in the early 2000's by Accuracy International to better suit the demands of law enforcement agencies. Many police units acquired the Arctic Warfare rifle, but paid for many military features they would not use. The Accuracy Enforcement was developed as a budget tactical rifle that still delivers good performance, but at a lower price.

Design

The first generation AE model didn't allow for customization in order to keep costs low. All AE models are completely similar. The chassis is a simplified monoblock version of the original design. The stock is not adjustable, no cheekpiece is fitted and a non swiveling bipod is mounted under the forearm. The bolt design is simplified and the excellent cold temperature performance is lost. The barrel is not fitted with a muzzle brake. The original AE was replaced by the AE Mk II. The Mk II uses the common chassis available in multiple colors, allows for two barrel lengths, uses different magazines and has a swiveling bipod.

Firepower

The AE fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round from a 5, 8 or 10 round magazine. Compared to the Arctic Warfare models the AE uses a similar bolt design, two stage trigger and free floating barrel. Therefore the accuracy should be on par with the Artic Warfare Police series. The effective range is quoted by Accuracy International as 600 meters, which more than enough for law enforcement use.

Users

The Accuracy Enforcement is marketed for law enforcement use and probably has been acquired by several police units.

Variants

AE

The first AE model was available in one version only. It is chambered in the 7.62x51mm round. The AE is quite similar to the AW model, but in a simplified package. It features a very basic chassis, plain barrel, no iron sights, Harris bipod and only comes in black.

  • Specifications:
  • AE
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5, 8 rounds
OperationBolt action, 3 lugs, 60° angle
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length610 mm
Rifling4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length1.12 m
Width?
Height?
Weight6.0 kg with bipod
SightsNo iron sights, various scope can be mounted
RemarksBipod

AE Mk II

The second generation AE models feature several improvements. The main developments are the chassis that was changed to the AICS common chassis and the availability of a folding stock and shorter barrel. The barrels are threaded and allow for the use of a muzzle brake or silencer.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5, 10 rounds
OperationBolt action, 3 lugs, 60° angle
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length610 mm
Rifling4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length1.12 m
Width?
Height?
Weight6.0 kg with bipod
SightsNo iron sights, various scope can be mounted
RemarksBipod
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5, 10 rounds
OperationBolt action, 3 lugs, 60° angle
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length508 mm
Rifling4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length1.02 m
Width?
Height?
Weight6.67 kg with bipod
SightsNo iron sights, various scope can be mounted
RemarksBipod
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5, 10 rounds
OperationBolt action, 3 lugs, 60° angle
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length610 mm
Rifling4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFoldable
Length1.12 m / 0.91 m
Width?
Height?
Weight6.2 kg with bipod
SightsNo iron sights, various scope can be mounted
RemarksBipod
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5, 10 rounds
OperationBolt action, 3 lugs, 60° angle
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length508 mm
Rifling4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFoldable
Length1.02 m / 0.81 m
Width?
Height?
Weight5.9 kg with bipod
SightsNo iron sights, various scope can be mounted
RemarksBipod

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