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Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum



Overview


Accuracy International AWSM-F

Right side view of Arctic Warfare Super Magnum sniper rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. Note that this is the folding stock model that hinges at the thumbhole in the stock.
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Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Sniper rifle
Entered service
1996
Status
In service
Development
Early 1990's
Developer
United Kingdom - Accuracy International
Production
1996 - 2013
Producer
United Kingdom - Accuracy International
Designations
AWM / Arctic Warfare Magnum
AWSM / Arctic Warfare Super Magnum
G22
AWM-F in German military service
L115
AWSM in UK military service
LRR / Long Range Rifle
UK military service
GLA / Geweer Lange Afstand
Dutch military service, Dutch for "long distance rifle"

Details


Variants of the AWM

AWM
Arctic Warfare Magnum. First of the AWM to be introduced. Chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum.
AWM-F
Variant of the AWM with side folding stock.
AWSM
Arctic Warfare Super Magnum. AWM chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum.
AWSM-F
Variant of the AWSM with side folding stock.

Nation specific configurations

G22
AWM-F in German military service. Fitted with Zeiss 3-12x56 SSG scope and A.I. swivel bipod.
G22A1
G22 rifle with Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 PM II scope and Harris bipod.
G22A2
G22 upgraded with AX chassis and Steiner 5-25x56 MTC LT LPF scope.
L115A1
AWSM in UK military service. Fitted with Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 PM II scopes.
L115A3
AWSM-F in UK military service. Fitted with Schmidt & Bender 5-25x56 PM II LP scopes, tan folding stock chassis and ability to mount a suppressor.
L115A4
Upgrade of existing A3 models with AX chassis.
Facts AWM AWM-F AWSM AWSM-F
General
Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Sniper rifle
Caliber
Caliber
.300 Winchester Magnum
Magazine
5 round detachable box
Barrel length
660 mm
Rifling
4 grooves, 280 mm right hand twist
Operation
Action
Bolt-action
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Bolt-action
Dimensions
Stock type
Fixed, adjustable
Length
1.20 m
Weight
6.5 kg empty without scope
Sights
Type
Various optical sights, optional iron sights

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Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

The Arctic Warfare Magnum is closely related to the Arctic Warfare rifle. The AW has a shorter receiver and is chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge.