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IMI Galil Sniper


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Overview


Galil Sniper

Galil Sniper in use with the Estionian military in 2006.
Source: Estonian army - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Israel
Type
Sniper rifle
Entered service
1983
Status
In service
Development
Early 1980’s
Developer
Israel - IMI
Production
Early 1980’s - present
Producer
Israel - IMI
Ukraine - RPC Fort
India - Punj Lloyd Raksha
Designations
Galatz
Galil Tzalafim
Fort-301 (Ukraine production)
Notable users
Israel

Description


Introduction

The Galil Sniper is a marksman rifle of Israeli origin. In Israel it is also known as the Galat'z. The Galil Sniper fulfilled the role of designated marksman rifle and sniper rifle.

Design

The Galil Sniper is based on the 7.62mm NATO variant of the Galil assault rifle. It is fitted with a two stage trigger, large wooden stock, heavy barrel and is only available in 7.62mm NATO. It is most commonly used with a Nimrod 6x40 optical sight. Over time the furniture was changed to reduce weight and improve ergonomics.

Firepower

The Galil Sniper fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round from a 10 or 25 round magazine. They are semi-automatic and can be used up to 800 meters. Accuracy is reported to be less than a bolt-action rifle. The upside is its ability for rapid follow-up shots.

Users

The Galil Sniper was adopted by Israel and exported to various nations. Improved variants remain available today. In Israeli service the Galil Sniper was supplemented by the KAC SR-25.

Details


Facts Galil Sniper SR-99
General
Origin
Israel
Type
Marksman rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Feed system
10 or 25 round detachable box
Barrel length
535 mm
Rifling
4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
815 m/s
Operation
Action
Gas operated, long stroke gas piston
Locking
Rotating bolt
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Semi-automatic
Dimensions
Stock type
Side folding adjustable stock
Length
1.115 mm stock extended
840 mm stock folded
Weight
6.4 kg empty without optics
Sights
Optics
Nimrod 6x40 scope
Mechanical
Back up iron sights
Accessories
Bipod
Fixed folding bipod

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