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    Tavor 7 in 7.62x51 from IWI

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...308-tavor-iwi/



    IWI USA have now officially posted the specifications of the 7,62 NATO / .308 Win Tavor 7.


    TAVOR 7 Specifications:
    • Caliber: 7.62 NATO/.308 Win
    • Barrel: CHF/CL 1:12 twist with a 16″ barrel; 1:10 with 18″ barrel
    • OAL: 26.75″ with 16″ barrel (without flash suppressor)
    • Weight: 8.6 Lbs.
    • Optional calibers & Conversion Kits: TBD
    • Colors: Black, FDE and OD Green

    Features (muzzle to butt):
    • Muzzle threads: 5/8 x 24
    • 4 position variable gas regulator (including off)
    • Upper forend: 2 MLOK slots at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock
    • Lower forend: Removable SAR styled forend cover that exposes one integral pic rail at 6 o’clock when removed.
    • Charging handle lockable in open position, similar to an MP5.
    • Full length one piece Picatinny (Mil-Spec) top rail with integral folding BUIS; Tritium front post.
    • Cutlass style grip modifiable to pistol grip with traditional trigger guard; same as X95.
    • Short stroke gas piston (unlike our long stroke SAR and X95).
    • Uses LR/SR25 magazines and comes with one 20-round Magpul PMAG with window (in states without capacity restrictions; 10 round for restricted states).
    • Bolt release is Tavor SAR style along centerline or release from MP5 style charging handle
    • Fire control group is not interchangeable with SAR or X95.

    Ambidextrous Features:
    • Ambidextrous bolt; no opposite hand bolt needed for conversion to opposite hand operation. No need to return the gun to IWI US for opposite hand conversion and head space checking.
    • Ambidextrous (all the time) magazine release position like our X95, similar to an AR-15.
    • Ambidextrous charging handle with push through receiver functionality. No need for tools or any disassembly.
    • Ambidextrous (all the time) safety selector with a 45 degree rotation (unlike 90 degrees on our SAR and X95).
    • Ambidextrous (all the time) bolt release behind magazine; similar to the Tavor SAR.
    • Ejection port covers are user configurable in the field with a simple slide of the case deflector.

    The first shipments are projected to start in January 2018.

    The price is yet to be decided.
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    I have an X95 and have really come to like a good bullpup for close in work. They're a lot of fun and the IWI stuff is excellent quality, as I'd expect from the Israelis.

    I was thinking of going to the SCAR platform as I've shot my friends and was really impressed. I'd like to have one main 5.56 rifle and one main 7.62 x 51 rifle.

    Thanks for posting.

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    I just saw what appeared to be a Tavor in the hands of a Mexican soldier at the first checkpoint driving from Baja back to the US. I didn't ask him "whatcha got there?"

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    A real Sci Fi movie feel to this one. The Bull Pup platform makes a lot more sense as an urban combat weapon where much of the fighting happens inside buildings with limited space to bring a rifle to bear. Also better for disembarking from an APC or other vehicle.

    With more Body armor showing up among terrorists and the possibility of newer enemies having well equipped standing armies with advanced body armor a full powered rifle round is often a better choice than a SMG or 5.56 carbine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I just saw what appeared to be a Tavor in the hands of a Mexican soldier at the first checkpoint driving from Baja back to the US. I didn't ask him "whatcha got there?"

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    That's good cause he would have shown you one end of it...
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    Ambidextrous = Lefty. Finally someone cares about the 10%

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    They kind of make the idea of an SBR obsolete

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    I've always like the idea of a bullpup. I just started getting an interest in the Tavor 5.56. I finally settled on a Scar to fill the 7.62 requirement and am satisfied with it but a 5.56 Tavor might find itself on the trapline this winter for calling in yotes and wolves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunor View Post
    Ambidextrous = Lefty. Finally someone cares about the 10%
    or is it that it just makes sense when you pie the corner into a right hand turn.
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