Israeli Precision: The .338 LM IWI Dan Rifle—SHOT Show 2017

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It seems like everyone that plays big boy ball in the defense sector is shifting to .338 Lapua Magnum for extreme long range, and IWI most certainly falls in that defense sector category.

The DAN Precision rifle from IWI is an interesting .338 Lapua Magnum bolt-action rifle with a lot of potential.

OVERVIEW

Enter the Dan .338 Lapua Magnum, a magazine fed, bolt action, precision rifle in a chassis type stock. We had the opportunity to see an early version of this rifle at SHOT Show 2017.

The chassis is made from one solid piece of aluminum to ensure strength, and features a full length top Picatinny rail for optics, night vision, and laser needs. Additional rail sections can be added at the 9 and 3 as needed.

The buttstock is a side folder, a real necessity on a gun this long, as most .338 guns are. It is also skeletonized to save weight, and features adjustability for length, cheek weld, and toe placement. The magazine release is ambidextrous, and two magazines come with the system.

SPECS

Although they did not have a full press sheet on the DAN rifle available, they did tell is chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, ambidextrous safety system, approximately 15 pounds, removable trigger pack, has a side-folding stock and is priced at $8,999.

IMPRESSION

This is the first bolt-action precision rifle that IWI has introduced to the US market, and hopes are high. We didn’t get to fire the Dan, but from handling it we do know this. The ergonomics feel good, and its relatively light for a gun of this caliber. The gun is balanced, controls are easy to reach and instinctive, and the trigger is incredible. The bolt runs smoothly, and you can feel the quality of machining every time you cycle it. The IWI Dan is sure to make a big splash in the precision market.

For more information, visit https://www.iwi.us.

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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Nathan January 22, 2017, 1:34 am

    What does this fat guy know about guns?

  • Frank January 18, 2017, 3:22 pm

    I’m reasonably sure this is a fantastic rifle, as most IWI products are… but it’s just too much cost when there are so many other less expensive options available. I’ll be the first in this thread to remind readers of the Ruger Precision Rifle and NEMO for semi-autos. I own the Barrett MRAD in 338 and love it. The 2nd Amendment Lives!!!

  • CRS January 18, 2017, 12:11 pm

    For 9 grand I would get a custom Surgeon rifle and Nightforce scope

  • Tripwire January 18, 2017, 11:43 am
  • Billybob January 18, 2017, 8:41 am

    DRUM ROLL / The price is $8,999.( prostitution where you pay to get screwed ) 20rds – 338 Lapua Black Hills 250gr. Sierra MatchKing Ammo $109.99
    BUY A MAN\’s GUN Barrett 50 BMG and shoot it for less than $4 a round !

  • akjc77 January 18, 2017, 7:07 am

    Does anybody even question these prices on these things anymore? For a unproven package too, with less “handmade” and time than ever before with the advancement of machining tech. I guess we have to pay for the CNC to get the gun soon at this rate? I’m sorry it just gets to me all these reviews just seem to prance rite by a $9,000 price like its totally justifiable? I’m sure the gun is top notch but now come on its not a dang laser gun folks its still based on same old premise of guns!

    • clay martin January 22, 2017, 10:51 am

      I agree on the price tag, and to be fair we didn’t get to shoot it. I wouldn’t recommend it until we get to do a full review, but SHOT Show is mostly just about new releases. This may be worth $9k, and it may not. Look for a full review this spring, and that should help us all make a better informed decision.

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