IWI Teases .308 Tavor on Facebook

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IWI dropped this bomb on us Wednesday, the first photo of a .308 Tavor.

Fans of the original Tavor SAR and the more recent Tavor X95, the upgraded edition, will undoubtedly rejoice knowing that their favorite bullpup just got the .308 makeover.

The larger .308 cartridge on this compact rifle gives it a wider range of applications, specifically as it relates to hunting.

No word yet on pricing, availability, specs or other details.  We do know that the X95 chambered in 5.56 NATO retails for $1,999.  And a Tavor SAR chambered in .300 Blackout retails for $2,049.

But if you shop now on GunsAmerica, you’d be able to pick up either model for under $1,750.

UPDATE 6/29/17, 1:59 PM:

Details, including specs and features, were released on FB.  Here they are copied below.

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 headspace 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 45-degree rotation (unlike 90 degrees 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.

Launch Date: First shipments projected to start in Jan. 2018.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Michael Christensen June 30, 2017, 5:57 pm

    Why are their guns so expensive?

  • Dave Hicks June 30, 2017, 12:52 pm

    A $ 2000 Bullpup UGH

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