MANUFACTURER(S): Anzio Ironworks Corporation (AIC) - USA
ACTION: Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action
CALIBER(S)*: 14.5mm; 20mm Vulcan; Anzio 20-50
Detailing the development and operational history of the Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR).
Entry last updated on 10/3/2017.
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The AIC Mag-Fed rifle is a family of manually actuated, bolt-fed civilian-minded anti-material rifles that are available in 14.5mm, 20mm and the Anzio 20-50 calibers. The system fires from a three-round detachable box magazine and features a listed maximum range out to 5,000 yards. Production is handled by the gunsmiths of Anzio Ironworks Corporation (AIC) of St Petersburg, Florida, USA which markets the $12,000 Mag-Fed 20mm (20x100mm) to "50 BMG enthusiasts".
The massive AIC Mag-Fed 20mm features a quick change 49" hand lapped match grade fluted barrel and a titanium-based firing pin. Externally, she sports a rather tapered cylindrical shape with all of the critical working components set within the receiver. The straight, oversized ball-tipped bolt handle is set to the right side of the body along the large horizontal ejection port. The pistol grip is set aft of the magazine feed, which itself is found under the ejection port. The shoulder stock is straight and features a pad as well as an adjustable monopod. A bipod is affixed around the barrel ahead of the vented forend. The rifle is designed as such to promote the lowest amount of recoil possible and sports a noticeably oversized double-baffled muzzle brake. In fact, many firers have been impressed at the recoil reduction qualities inherent in the Mag-Fed 20mm - considering it is more akin to a cannon than a true rifle. Options such as optics, sound suppressors and pintle mount kits serve to expand the capabilities of this system. All told, the AIC Mag-Fed 20mm measures in at an impressive 6 feet, 8 inches long and is a heavy system to handle - dwarfing the external qualities of even the mighty Barrett M82 .50 caliber rifle. When empty, the AIC Mag-Fed 20mm weighs in at nearly 95lbs.
Beyond the Anzio 20x102mm is the Anzio 14.5mm and the Anzio 20-50 - each chambered for the 14.5mm and 20-50 cartridge respectively.