The Axial Precision® Mountain Shadow™ is uniquely designed and built around its cartridge propellant Through years of load development and extensive testing, it takes advantage of a state of the art I field proven – temp stable powder. The rifle is only chambered in cartridges compatible with this powder. You can shoot other ammo, but the rifle performance is highly optimized around its designated propellant/loads.

The Mountain Shadow™ was designed in-house with assistance from the Engineers at Hornady who are some of the leading experts in modern magnum – heavy for caliber ballistics. Over 5 years of research and testing – includes input from over fifty hard core sheep hunters, and some of the most proficient sheep guides in the world.

Utilizing short barrel optimization and the patented Axial Precision ATAS alignment system, the high frequency harmonics are contained and thus aid in 1/2 MOA accuracy in heavy-for-caliber bullets unlike the pencil-thin long barrels of the lightweight rifle platforms, which are merely milled down versions of their heavier brothers. The longer the barrel the higher the resonant frequency at the muzzle – high muzzle resonance and heavy – fast bullets= large, erratic groups.

Full size – 5 layer, hand laid carbon fiber stocks with ultra light fill and utilizing CNC machining for optimal strength to weight ratio and absolute rigidity – fully pillar and action bedded. Pre-threaded for either a front picatinny rail or dual front swivels to accommodate a SnipePod or choice of bi-pod.

  • Ultra-Lightweight Construction and Components
  • Rifle Built around Load
  • Perfect for hunting sheep and other game in mountain terrain 

Owners Manual

Axial Precision Operation Manual (PDF): Download

Weight (Base Rifle):

  • 6lbs


  • AP Carbon Hunter Stock (Weight is adjustable during build)
  • Proof Research Carbon Sendero Light Barrel
  • TriggerTech Trigger
  • Standard Bottom Metal and Internal Box Mag
  • 3 Port Brake


  • CNC machined 17-4 stainless steel
  • Wire EDM cut raceways
  • Titanium recoil lug
  • Extended length magazine for VLD bullets
  • Fits in Remington 700 stocks


  • One Piece Billet Steel Bolt
  • CNC machined from one piece of hardened 4140 chromoly
  • Ergonomic swept back and skeletonized Bolt Handle
  • Fluted Bolt to reduce weight
  • Improved firing pin design for faster lock time
  • Dual ejectors for improved ejection angle
  • Coated for extreme conditions

Stock (other options available):

  • Hand made for each client
  • Customization in weight
  • Build for your exact Length-of-Pull
  • Carbon Weave Pattern
  • Colors available
  • Negative Comb, Sunken Palm & Molded in Texture

Barrel: (Other options available)

  • Proof Research
  • Sendero or Sendero Light
  • 20″-22″ Carbon Barrel

Recommended Scope and Rings:

  • Zeiss V6
  • Zeiss Rings or Talley Rings

Rifle package as configured with load development, scope cover, and custom case: $7300.

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If you are interested in a bolt action rifle that has the accuracy of a benchrest rifle combined with the reliability of a hunting rifle, then look no further. Axial Precision has bridged the gap between benchrest accuracy and field reliability.