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|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 rifle does incorporate some nice features, but it seems like the rifle was designed more as an early form of a Designated Marksman (DM) rifle and to extend the range of the standard infantry unit, much like the Russian SVD was.
A few comments we have recieved from actual folks with hands on experience:
"...Galil is not a perfect snipers rifle, in the sense americans expect, but is a manageable and EXTREMELY dependable firearm completely suited to its mission..." (Julie, via email)
"...The best five shot group I could get at 100 yds was around 1.5" I found the bipod a bit sloppy and the two stage trigger problematic in terms of maintaining stability during trigger pull. All in all, not a bad weapon for suppression fire in an urban application but I wouldn't want to take a surgical shot with it..." (Steve, via email)
IWI has since introduced an updated version of the Galil sniper rifle, but details are hard to come by but reports are that it has much improved accuracy, but with the adoption of the M24 SWS as their primary sniper rifle, the new Galil sniper rifle will probably see limited use and will continue to be a rare rifle.