Accuracy International’s ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) Deployment Kit ($20,000!) – SHOT Show 2019

The Accuracy International ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) Submission.

Cruising the floor at SHOT Show 2019 can be overwhelming, like a kid in a candy store.  One of the coolest, and most expensive, things I saw this year was an offering by Accuracy International.  This year they had on display their ASR Deployment Kit.

(3) Barrels chambered in .308 NATO, .300 Norma Mag and .338 Norma Mag are included.

If you are unfamiliar with the ASR Program, it stands for Advanced Sniper Rifle.  The USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) created a solicitation for a new rifle capable of swapping different calibers dependent on the mission.  They laid out a series of requirements for the rifles such as:

  • Must be convertible to fire 7.62 NATO, .300 Norma Mag, .338 Norma Mag
  • Must not exceed 17lbs.
  • Must not exceed 50” when fully extended.
  • Must not exceed 40” when collapsed for transport.
  • Must perform with at least 1 MOA accuracy.
  • Must have a modular flash or sound suppressor.

The list of requirements goes on and on.  Not to mention the reliability testing that is involved.  There is a huge amount of abuse the rifle has to be able to take and still function.

The deployment case comes with everything a Special Operations Soldier would deploy with.

Well, Accuracy International has done something pretty cool, albeit outside of my budget…  They are selling a limited edition (100 Units) of the ASR Submission Deployment Cases.  Basically, a turnkey package centered around the ASR, including everything someone in SOCOM would receive to deploy with.

Everything comes housed in an ECS Transit Case with custom cut foam.  The ASR rifle, complete with a 16” M-LOK forend with integrated RRS rail and QuickLoc barrel change system.   Three separate barrels in the above calibers and two bolt bodies.  Five magazines for each caliber, for a total of 15 magazines.  A complete cleaning and maintenance kit, to include Fix It Sticks with torque limiters.   Sling, Bipod, soft case, and more.

Removing the top level gives you access to where the rifle and all 15 magazines are stored.

One of the few things it does not come with is the suppressor, due to the NFA paperwork involved in it.  It does however come with the Thunderbeast ASR adapter and a suppressor cover.

How much does this whole thing go for?  MSRP: $19,544.  I’ll be honest, I probably won’t pick one up.  What I do love though is the fact that Accuracy International made this available.  Ultimately it is a pretty amazing rifle kit, and due to its submission for the ASR Contract, it stands to be a cool part of our military history.

All of the tools for cleaning and maintenance are included.

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About the author: Ivan Loomis has spent a lot of time outdoors, backpacking and camping as well as extensive international travel. Eventually, he landed in the Marine Corps in the late 90’s. After a hiatus from the service to race the Baja 1000 a couple times, he reenlisted with the Air Force. Departing that he wound up in a large metropolitan Police Department for a spell before landing in the Security Contracting world.One constant through these experiences was gear and weapons. Having spent time in a lot of environments and with the opportunity to field a lot of equipment, he’s grown fond of well-made gear.He now shares those experiences, adventures, and knowledge through contributing articles and videos to various publications, including his own site:

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  • Jack August 13, 2020, 11:38 pm

    Hello Ivan,

    If I am not wrong then your are a professional hunter or shooter. So can you suggest me a best rifle for beginner? My father wants to try shooting and I know nothing about it.

    Waiting for your reply!

    • Douglas February 1, 2021, 7:37 am

      Try a Bergara available in many cal’s and very very accurate , also great price so far.

  • M January 30, 2019, 10:39 pm

    Does this come with a happy ending?

  • I Love Liberty January 30, 2019, 4:31 pm

    That would wipe out about half of my retirement savings. I need to save more for retirement. My most expensive rifle is a Springfield M-1A with a fiberglass stock. It shoots well and I doubt I would ever need a rifle in 2019 that would cost more than $1,700.

    • AJ January 30, 2019, 11:10 pm

      Can’t go wrong with an M1A… My brother has a socom 16 that he outfitted with an EBR stock. It’s a sweet piece and his dream gun. Accurate as hell too. Garand is definitely on the list of geniuses when it came to his action.

  • James January 30, 2019, 3:57 pm

    What about the.416 cal?

  • duckncover January 30, 2019, 2:47 pm

    at first blush I didn’t like it………but if I could afford the whole set-up….I`ll be damn if I wouldn’t buy it in a heartbeat….nice set-up and limited to 100 units………yeah I guess so………woe is me….

  • Paul January 30, 2019, 11:33 am

    How much more is the lower…….#$@%&*%#@

  • Brad January 30, 2019, 11:13 am

    So how is this different from the PSR kit? It looks very similar with one less bolt.

  • Mike January 30, 2019, 10:06 am

    This set up should also wipe your rear end for that price!

  • Fal Phil January 30, 2019, 9:33 am

    This is why we need to quit paying our income taxes.

    I am 100% certain that the requirements can be met for well under $20K per unit. Including suppressor.

  • Aloyisus Fornortener January 30, 2019, 8:07 am

    Showing up with this at my local range would label me “The Trust Fund Nerd”.

  • Raymond Brandes January 30, 2019, 5:03 am

    Where’s the spotting scope?

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