We are proud to announce that the "Gen2" variants of our dovetail rails for the Accuracy International rifles and chassis are in stock and ready to ship. The second generation of these use the AI keyslot fasteners (rail fixings) sourced directly from Accuracy International.
These dovetail rails are made to the RRS standard (erroneously referred to as "Arca-swiss") and allow direct attachment of bipods and tripods via a variety of clamps. The full length dovetail rail allows the shooter to quickly change the position of the bipod to adapt to shooting scenarios in a match environment. The flat bottom of the dovetail rail also enhances rifle stability while shooting off of sand bags. Our design philosophy on these rails is to keep the bottom as smooth as possible to allow the rifle to recoil naturally on sand bags.
Models and pricing:
970AIAX11 for the AX308 and short action chassis with 11 keyslots on the forend bottom - $139
1163AIAX14 for the AXMC and long action chassis with 14 keyslots on the forend bottom - $149
1090AIAX7 for the AT and ATAICS with 7 keyslots on the forend bottom - $139
These rails can be purchased directly through our precisionrifle.shop webstore at the following link.
Dealer inquiries are welcome!
Our re-design brought two new features 1) end stop screws that act to keep clamps from sliding off the end of the rail, and a hard stop to index a tripod head against and 2) keyslots to attach an AI 80mm picatinny rail section back to the dovetail rail for those that wish to run a picatinny bipod attachment.
The keyslot fasteners and our end stop screws share the 4mm hex key size that is common to many of the fasteners on the AI rifles.
The 1090AIAT7 rail for the AT style rifles and chassis extends beyond the forend tip, yielding more length for sand bag real estate as well as allowing the bipod to attach at a location much like the spigot mounts for these chassis.
After a whirlwind of a Fall (pun intended - I took a less than graceful departure from the chair lift while snowboarding), a crazy Winter, and a busy Spring of long days and late nights at the shop getting rifles out the door, it was time for my shoulder rebuild. I went under the knife at the end of April. The surgery went as planned despite me making my injuries worse than the MRI report had originally revealed in the months leading up to the surgery. I am hopeful that I will have some new life in me once I am recovered. In addition to my torn up shoulder from the snowboarding wreck, I had been bothered on a daily basis by a couple previous injuries while performing typical tasks in the shop. Now that I have my feet back under me and am getting to the shop regularly again, I am learning what lies ahead in the next 6-9 months for this one-armed machinist.
I want to take a second and thank my customers for being understanding and flexible in this period full of unknowns. You guys make all the hard work worth while.
Going forward rifle builds will be quoted with delivery times that are achievable and hopefully accommodating to your needs. After my productive Winter the current backlog is minimal, but production is obviously lagging. I am thankful for numerous two-handed assistants on which I will rely to do the wrench pulling for a few months. With the industry as busy as it is, now is the time to make decisions and acquire parts for Fall/Winter projects. Please don't hesitate to take these first steps to get your project started. Contact me today!
On the bright side, more keyboard time might result in website catch up and the design of a few more products I have in mind. Thanks for your support and stay tuned!