IWI Teases New Tavor Chambered in .308

08.07.17
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IWI US has been teasing the release of their new 7.62 Nato/.308 chambered Tavor 7 and it is sure to pique the interest of bullpup fans everywhere.

TAVOR 7 на Ukrainian Military Pages

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 450 rotation (unlike 900 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.

First shipments projected to start in January, 2018.

Earlier, Ukraine purchased a license for Tavor TAR-21 to be manufactured by Ukrainian firearm manufacturer, RPC Fort.



Sources:
jerkingthetrigger.com