By David Crane
defrev at gmail dot com
January 26, 2009
To our knowledge, DefenseReview was the first publication to report on the Ashbury International Group (AIG) Asymmetric Warrior ASW338LM .338 Lapua Magnum Modular Precision Sniper Rifle (MPSR) anti-materiel/sniper rifle, particularly in any detail. Well, the AIG appears to have taken advantage of the last year to develop a more streamlined/closed-architecture chassis/stock design for the ASW338LM MPSR that looks a lot less likely to snag on stuff during tactical operations and Special Operations (SPECOPS).
Defense Review is a big fan of .338 Lapua Magnum anti-materiel/sniper rifles, since the .338 LM cartridge is so versatile. And, if the Gen II ASW338LM MPSR proves reliable, accurate, and durable/rugged under adverse conditions (i.e. military infantry combat conditions) when used by Special Operations personnel, AIG should have a winner on its hands.
While we didn’t get to spend very much time at the AIG booth at SHOT Show 2009, we do have some…
decent photos of the Gen 2 AIG Asymmetric Warrior ASW338LM Modular Precision Sniper Rifle (MPSR) and AIG SABER-FORRST modular chassis/stock system for your perusal. Just click on them to view them full-size. As you can see in the accompanying photos, the ASW338LM MPSR’s modular chassis utilizes a healthy combination of aluminum and carbon fiber to minimize weight and maximize strength as much as possible to enhance mobility and tactical/operational utility. The rifle also incorporates a left-side-folding buttstock in order to further enhance mobility and maximize storage capability.
Photos (Click on images to view them full-size):
Photos Credit(s): Ashbury International Group (AIG)
Editor’s Note: More Gen 2 AIG ASW338LM MPSR photos are forthcoming, soon, and we’ll be updating this article, accordingly. So please check back in to view them.
Company Contact Info:
Ashbury International Group, Inc. (AIG)
P.O. Box 8024
Charlottesvill, VA 22906-8024