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Friday, October 9, 2009



Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win)
Magazine: 20 round detachable
Barrel Length: 20.0" (508 mm) without muzzle break - 4 grooves RH twist
Weight: 14.12 lbs. (6.4 kg) empty without scope
Length: Stock Extended: 43.89" (1.115m)
Stock Folded: 33.00" (.84 m)
Stock: Wood, Folding, adjustable cheek piece and recoil pad
Sights: Nimrod 6x40mm plus iron sights
Features: 2 stage trigger, Folding stock, adjustable bipod (integral)

The Galil is a different sort of sniper rifle. The Isreal defense department took the standard Galil assualt rifle, rechambered it to 7.62x51mm NATO, added a slick little adjustable stock that folds for transport, mounted the bipod to the front of the reciever (as opposed to the barrel), added a two stage trigger and mounted a scope on the side of the reciever to avoid mounting to the stamped reciever on top the rifle. I have yet to get the opportunity to use this rifle, so I do not have a concrete opinion. My first impression is that the rifle will perform like an accurized assualt rifle, and not like a true sniper rifle. But of course I can be proven wrong.

The rifle does incorporate some nice features, but it seems like the rifle was just designed to extend the range of the standard infantry (Much like the Russian SVD).

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