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Jicko
10-04-2008, 4:36 PM
I'm getting an AICS 2.0, what else should I get/know?

Any little accessories or things that I should order to make my life easier?

Any links for detailed info about the AICS stock?

I heard that there are some thumb screw for the cheekpiece, is it useful?

I saw that they have a rear monopod like attachment on the actual AI AW rifle, is that an available option?

rksimple
10-04-2008, 4:51 PM
I'm getting an AICS 2.0, what else should I get/know?

Any little accessories or things that I should order to make my life easier?

Any links for detailed info about the AICS stock?

I heard that there are some thumb screw for the cheekpiece, is it useful?

I saw that they have a rear monopod like attachment on the actual AI AW rifle, is that an available option?

Thumbscrews are nice because you don't need an allen to pull your cheek piece out. On a 2.0 I don't think they're quite needed because you can just fold the stock to get a rod down the bore.

Accushot makes the monopod. (http://www.site-secure.biz/accushot/catalog/index.php?cPath=21)

Jicko
10-04-2008, 5:15 PM
Thumbscrews are nice because you don't need an allen to pull your cheek piece out. On a 2.0 I don't think they're quite needed because you can just fold the stock to get a rod down the bore.


See, I knew I would have missed something if I didn't ask my calguns brothers....

And on a 2.0, I don't think I would need to fiddle around with the cheek piece as much as 1.5 during the cleaning exercise.


Accushot makes the monopod. (http://www.site-secure.biz/accushot/catalog/index.php?cPath=21)

Accushot's one doesn't look like that AI AW's one.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ai_awsm.jpg

Jicko
10-04-2008, 5:16 PM
I am getting 2 10rounds magazines, good enough?

capitol
10-04-2008, 5:17 PM
where did you find the AICS 2.0 for sale?

Cypriss32
10-04-2008, 5:32 PM
Wow. 2.0 is alot of money..... These stocks are VERY heavy just a FYI.

rksimple
10-04-2008, 5:35 PM
The AW monopod does not fit the AICS.

2 10's and 2 5's should be good.

Jicko
10-04-2008, 5:48 PM
RKS, is there a particular reason why i want the 2 5s?

The magazines ARE expensive....

Adam, yes, AICS 2.0 is A LOT OF money.... will cost me $1100+

NF NXS 22x MLR MRAD ZS is a LOT of money too....

Shhhhhh..... dun let the wife know....

StraightShooter
10-04-2008, 5:53 PM
RKS, is there a particular reason why i want the 2 5s?

The magazines ARE expensive....

Adam, yes, AICS 2.0 is A LOT OF money.... will cost me $1100+

NF NXS 22x MLR MRAD ZS is a LOT of money too....

Shhhhhh..... dun let the wife know....

Do yourself a favor and get genuine AI mags. Do not get ACCURATE brand mags. They dont feed reliably at all, the feed lips just aint right and the finish isnt nearly as good. Yes they are 15 bucks cheaper but its not worth it.

Jicko
10-04-2008, 5:55 PM
Do yourself a favor and get genuine AI mags. Do not get ACCURATE brand mags. They dont feed reliably at all, the feed lips just aint right and the finish isnt nearly as good. Yes they are 15 bucks cheaper but its not worth it.

I am getting the mag together with the stock, I am assuming that they would be AI's.... I am not getting the original 5 rounder, and just have that upgraded to a 10 rounder, and getting another 10 rounder with it...

StraightShooter
10-04-2008, 5:59 PM
I am getting the mag together with the stock, I am assuming that they would be AI's.... I am not getting the original 5 rounder, and just have that upgraded to a 10 rounder, and getting another 10 rounder with it...

Good, thats the way to go.

Jicko
10-04-2008, 6:21 PM
Is there a stock ammo carrier like that Eagle Stock Pack for the AICS?

PistolPete75
10-04-2008, 6:24 PM
Your good Jicko. All you need is the stock and possibly an extra 10 rounder mag.

rksimple
10-04-2008, 6:32 PM
The five round mag is easier to change and better in improvised positions.

Jicko
10-04-2008, 6:36 PM
Your good Jicko. All you need is the stock and possibly an extra 10 rounder mag.

Pete, since u have the same thing, do you prefer 10 rounds or 5 rounds mag?

RKS does have a point regarding easier to drop a 5 than a 10...

StraightShooter
10-04-2008, 6:41 PM
Pete, since u have the same thing, do you prefer 10 rounds or 5 rounds mag?

RKS does have a point regarding easier to drop a 5 than a 10...

I dont think its easier to drop but rather easier to insert because you can have your palm on the bottom of the 5 round mag. In fact a 10 would drop free better because of the extra weight. I think a 10 can get in the way in certain situations though.

DedEye
10-04-2008, 6:42 PM
Reloading equipment.

Jicko
10-04-2008, 6:44 PM
Reloading equipment.

I've got all those.

Cypriss32
10-04-2008, 6:50 PM
NF NXS 22x MLR MRAD ZS is a LOT of money too....

Shhhhhh..... dun let the wife know....

I have 2 NF Mills, MLR. One 3.5-15x 50mm and the other 5.5-22x 50mm.

Prc329
10-04-2008, 6:53 PM
You decided on a 2.0 huh? I love my 1.5 and you did shoot the **** out of that 600 yard plate behind my rifle :D

Jicko
10-04-2008, 6:57 PM
You decided on a 2.0 huh? I love my 1.5 and you did shoot the **** out of that 600 yard plate behind my rifle :D

I always want an AICS, but trying out yours confirmed it!

You got any recommendation for me regarding magazines?

Do you have those thumbscrew for the cheekrest? I can order a set for you. I actually don't think I need them, due to the fact that mine is a 2.0

Do you have a 65lb torque wrench?

Prc329
10-04-2008, 7:26 PM
Is there a stock ammo carrier like that Eagle Stock Pack for the AICS?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/naytwan/DSC01415.jpg

Eagle stock pack. Holds ammo on right side.

Prc329
10-04-2008, 7:30 PM
I always want an AICS, but trying out yours confirmed it!

You got any recommendation for me regarding magazines?

Do you have those thumbscrew for the cheekrest? I can order a set for you. I actually don't think I need them, due to the fact that mine is a 2.0

Do you have a 65lb torque wrench?

I have thumbscrews and since it doesn't fold they come in handy for cleaning. I use stock mags. I mainly stick with the 2 5 rounders I have since they are shorter but I do have 2 AI 10 round mags. I have an inch lb torque wrench but not a specific 65in lb torque wrench.

Shane916
10-04-2008, 8:07 PM
I have thumbscrews and since it doesn't fold they come in handy for cleaning. I use stock mags. I mainly stick with the 2 5 rounders I have since they are shorter but I do have 2 AI 10 round mags. I have an inch lb torque wrench but not a specific 65in lb torque wrench.

Where did you happen to find the thumbscrews at? :D

And since we're on the topic, I was looking at the Timney trigger and was curious if it drops in without modification on the Remington 700 AICS?

http://www.timneytriggers.com/sunshop/catalog/Rem-700-wsafety-9.html

Thanks

Prc329
10-04-2008, 8:24 PM
Where did you happen to find the thumbscrews at? :D

And since we're on the topic, I was looking at the Timney trigger and was curious if it drops in without modification on the Remington 700 AICS?

http://www.timneytriggers.com/sunshop/catalog/Rem-700-wsafety-9.html

Thanks

On mine the safety doesn't work without modification. I use my bolt as my safety. I got the thumbscrews from a guy on snipers hide.

Shane916
10-04-2008, 8:29 PM
On mine the safety doesn't work without modification. I use my bolt as my safety. I got the thumbscrews from a guy on snipers hide.

Thanks and thanks. Would I be better off just purchasing the trigger without the safety?

Prc329
10-04-2008, 8:31 PM
NO, the AICS can be modded to work, I'm just being lazy. The safety lever is to wide for the AICS. I am sure I can mod it to work.

Jicko
10-05-2008, 12:00 AM
I may have an extra set of the thumbscrew when I get my stock, so, if you need it, let me know.... I don't think I will need it....

PolishMike
10-05-2008, 12:06 AM
AICS>Other stock
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh90/PolishMikeCG/Guns083.jpg

PistolPete75
10-05-2008, 12:22 AM
Pete, since u have the same thing, do you prefer 10 rounds or 5 rounds mag?

RKS does have a point regarding easier to drop a 5 than a 10...

I prefer my 5 rounder 95% of the time unless I need to get off more than 5 rounds in a very limited time and don't want to do a mag change or I am not required to do a mag change.

Offhand = 5 rounder
Kneeling = 5 rounder
Prone with no time limit issues = 5 rounder
Prone w/ Limited time shooting = 10 rounder (for no magazine change = faster time)

Get the AICS magazine. I don't like the Accurate version for the 10 rounder. Having 1 10 rounder in your bag is wise. (I don't prefer it, but you may need it.)

The way I see it, if you already have a 5 rounder adding a 10 rounder as your second magazine makes all the sense. You only need 1 10 rounder in your set up. All other additional magazines after that would be 5 rounders unless you come up on a hell of a deal on 10 rounders.

If you only have two magazines, and you need to do a magazine change. Start off with the 10 rounder first, then switch to the 5 (assuming prone position for all shots). Note, most faults are usually created when inserting a magazine rather then taking it out.

The only weekness in having two mags, one 5 rounder and one 10 rounder is if you were shooting offhand to kneeling or vice versa. The 10 rounder is a biatch to shoot with in those two positions.

These magazines can get pricey. But if you have the money, then get an additional 5 rounder and a 10 rounder and all your bases are covered.

If your trying to just get by with 2 magazines like me, then one 5 and one 10 works well.

If your just shooting for fun with no competition shooting in mind then go 10 rounders all the way. I'm sure you'll just be shooting prone anyways. For a few bucks more you'll have a 10 round capacity over a 5 rounder. Less time switching mags = more time shooting!

Hope it makes sense.

Prc329
10-05-2008, 10:14 AM
You can change the 5 rounder without coming out of your position when shooting prone. The 10 rounder (at least for me) require you to break your position to get the mag in.

Shane916
10-05-2008, 10:24 AM
I may have an extra set of the thumbscrew when I get my stock, so, if you need it, let me know.... I don't think I will need it....

Awesome thanks. I will definitely pay ya for them if you decide you don't need them :D

Are you going to have a tactical bolt knob added?

I found Hooper on SH who has and installs them.

He also does 3 screw reinforcing on the bolt itself?

Anyone have this done before?

http://www.hooperordnance.com/MyImages/Reinforcing%20screws%202.jpg
http://www.hooperordnance.com/MyImages/Reinforcing%20screws.jpg

Shane916
10-05-2008, 10:28 AM
I saw that they have a rear monopod like attachment on the actual AI AW rifle, is that an available option?

Forgot to mention there is a newer style monopod for the AICS called the Stinger.

http://www.uniquetek.com/members/696296/uploaded/ai_closeup.jpg

http://www.uniquetek.com/site/696296/product/T1301
http://www.whiddengunworks.net/thestinger.html

Haven't read any reviews but it looks nifty.


Video:

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/kgunz11/?action=view&current=CIMG2755.flv

Jicko
10-05-2008, 3:34 PM
Are you going to have a tactical bolt knob added?

I found Hooper on SH who has and installs them.

He also does 3 screw reinforcing on the bolt itself?


I will definitely go with the tactical bolt, I had one on my 700PSS, absolutely loved it. But I dont think those 3 screws reinforcement is needed, IMHO.

I have had GAP done it for me before.

Jicko
10-05-2008, 6:13 PM
where did you find the AICS 2.0 for sale?

There is a 1.5 for sale on the hide.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=782128&gonew=1#UNREAD

Prc329
10-05-2008, 6:16 PM
I can not use a 700 without the bolt knob. It just doesn't feel right.

Sniper3142
10-05-2008, 7:25 PM
I've got 2 AICS 2.0 stocked Remington 700s (long & short action).

They are great stocks IMHO. The thumbscrews are a great addition and can be purchased here: http://www.bauerarms.com/ .

I've also got the AccuShot monopod and think they are also great. Get them here: http://www.accu-shot.com/ . I went with the BT08 QK with the steel tail cap.

On magazines, I use the 5 rounders more than my 10 rounders. They just feel better since they fit flush with the stock. Just get a couple of both so you'll be able to decide for yourself which to use.

gbp
10-06-2008, 3:26 PM
Misc Parts and pieces
http://www.redtacgear.com/ams.htm

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=398879&nt=6&page=1

http://triadtactical.com/

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=395602&nt=5&page=1

I have purchased a lot of bits and pi9eces from adam bauer.
you can see how the mono-pod looks at the following link
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=124152
It's not a great pic but you get the idea