If you’re interested in precision rifle shooting, then you’re in for a treat at The National Shooting Show.

Because for the first time, the Show will be hosting Accuracy International (AI), who are largely regarded as producing the finest sniper rifles in the world. (More on this accolade follows.)

AT-XC Comp Pro Model

AT-XC Comp Pro Model

What’s on show?

The company will be exhibiting their celebrated AT-X platform, in sporting configurations. The AT-XC was created in response for calls for a modern action with durability, safety, ease of use and an increased feature set for the competitive shooter. The AT-XC replaces the AT and AX308 models.

Tom Irwin, Director of AI, says: “The development of the AT-X sets new standards of performance for a bolt-action platform and delivers on AI’s reputation for accuracy, durability, and safety”. At the heart of the AT-X is a new action design sharing major features with the AXSR and AX ELR rifles. It provides greater breech strength, improved gas handling, bedding stability, durability, reduced operating effort, and lower weight. A background of rigorous testing will ensure performance and reliability in the most demanding environments.

Look out for the AT-XC short action, AXSR multicalibre long action and the existing AX ELR .50BMG on the stand.


AXSR – shown for the first time at The National Shooting Show

A British success story

The company is a British success story and was founded by British international target shooters in Portsmouth, England in 1980. Achievements and orders quickly followed and in 1985 AI won the UK MoD’s L96A1 rifle contract. The product of AI engineers working in close collaboration with UK special forces and government users, the L96 marked a turning point in the design of tactical weapons…

Since those early days AI has supplied tactical rifles and associated equipment to over 70 countries, all under export licences approved by the British government and become the leading supplier of sniper rifles in the world.  In 2015 AI won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

The rifles are known as ‘accurate, rugged and reliable’. A description earned thanks to the length of service the rifles give, relied on by the militaries, governments and police departments for over 40 years.

Competition shooting

In recent years AI has revisited its roots in competition shooting and now offers rifles for PRS and other similar challenges in the USA, UK, Europe and other parts of the world.

Come along and visit the company’s stand at The National Shooting Show. Ask questions about PRS, look at the rifles on offer and get expert advice.

Tickets for The National Shooting Show available here and remember that BASC members get complimentary entry (and reduced rates for guests).