Many interested in The Top Shot series on History Channel have already asked me what I know about the Accuracy International AWM Sniper Rifle. Other than the fact that it’s a UK made (which is partly why the Canadian Military uses it) rifle firing the supremely accurate .338 Lapua Magnum round I was fairly ignorant to it before tonight.
After watching the Top Shot Season 4 players walk rounds in to a 30 inch target 1500 yards away (which is nearly ONE MILE) with relative ease, I figured I should check it out. Turns out, Accuracy International has a pretty simple and straight forward website describing all of their rifles in easy to understand terms and an ABOUT US section letting you know how they came to be.
I always like to hear things “straight from the horses’ mouth” as it were, so I’ll let you do the same by venturing on over to AccuracyInternational.com to check out their products. If you’re interested in the exact AWM rifle system that was used on “The Longest Shot” episode of Top Shot tonight, you can find it here (though the show’s version featured the brand new pistol grip stock option not pictured on the main site) and may be surprised to see it’s available in .300 Win Mag as well, which is more readily available for some shooters depending on your geographic location. The best news? The Accuracy International AWM bolt action sniper system comes in at about half the cost of a Barrett .50 BMG. So the bad news is if you need to shoot a tank at 1500 yards you’re sunk, but if you’re not gunning down heavy machinery a mile away, you’ll be golden.