Accuracy International AWM

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Accuracy International AWM
Caliber.338 Lapua (8.60x70 mm) / .300 Win Mag / 7 mm Rem Mag

OperationBolt action

Length50 in (1270 mm)

Mass14.99 lb (6.8 kg) empty without telescope

Barrel27 in (686 mm) .338 Lapua/ 26 in (660 mm) .300 and 7 mm

Twist, Right Hand1 turn in 8 in (203 mm) .338 Lapua/ 1 turn in 10 in (254 mm) .300 and 7 mm

Magazine Capacity5 round box magazine

Maximum Effective Range1100+ m

The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum (also seen Accuracy International AW SM) is a variant of the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare upgraded with a longer rifle barrel and a bigger chamber to accommodate the larger caliber ammunition such as the .338 Lapua magnum. The AWM system is in service with many police and military units throughout the world, most notably the German varient fielded by the Bundeswehr, a AWM chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum and used under the German descriptor of G-22 (Gewehr 22). Another derivitave of Accuracy International's AW system is the L96A1, a rifle currently in use with the British Army, seeing service in recent conflicts such as the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The AWM and another variant, the AWP, have seen an incredible boost in popularity (or notoriety) from the computer game Counter-Strike to which the AWM is used but mislabelled as the AWP. The AWP, or the Arctic Warfare Police differs in that it has a black finish and is chambered for 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, among other changes.

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