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IWI Now Shipping .308 Galil ACE

Following up their 7.62×39 line, IWI recently announced that they were now shipping the .308 models of their popular Galil ACE. Particularly noteworthy is that these rifles eat from inexpensive SR25-type magazines as opposed to the rare proprietary magazines of a traditional .308 Galil.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

IWI Now Shipping .308 Galil ACE

Harrisburg, Pa. (October 2016) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to announce that the new Galil ACE® Rifle in 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm/.308 Win) is now shipping to distributors everywhere.

“The 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm/.308 Win) is an extremely accurate cartridge with a lot of knock-down power and penetration. It’s a fantastic round for everything from big game hunting to long-distance shooting. It’s a cartridge that is worthy of the Galil ACE and we know gun enthusiasts everywhere are going to be excited to get their hands on this just in time for hunting season,” said Michael Kassnar, vice president of sales and marketing for IWI US.

Many improvements have been made since the original Galil was first developed. Weight has been reduced due to the use of high-impact polymers. Reliability has been improved by sealing the internal mechanism with a reciprocating charging handle cover, adding additional protection from sand and dirt. A full-length 2-piece Picatinny top rail has been added and a tri-rail has found its way under the plastic foregrip. Plus, slide on/slide off rail covers with pressure switch access have been incorporated. The Galil now has a folding adjustable stock with a 2-position removable cheek comb. The charging handle was moved to the left side of the receiver and the magazine release was made ambidextrous so that a shooter could change magazines without having to take the gun off target. The Galil ACE geometry was modified so that it could accept standard SR25 style PMAG®s. It features a trigger borrowed from the Galil sniper rifle and an improved gas tube that decreases barrel vibration and increases accuracy. The barrel is chrome lined and cold hammer forged.

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Other specifications include:
Caliber: 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm/.308 Win)
Operating System: Closed rotating bolt, long stroke gas piston
Magazine Type: MAGPUL LR/SR25 GEN M3 PMAG®
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Material: Cold hammer forged, CrMoV, chrome lined
Barrel Length: 16″
Overall Length: 36″ (Buttstock Unfolded and Collapsed)
Weight: 8.7 lbs. w/o magazine
Rifling: Right Hand, 1:12 inch twist
Sights: Adjustable with Tritium front post and 2-dot Tritium rear aperture.
MSRP: $2,099.00

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