New Israeli .308 Bullpup: IWI Tavor 7 — SHOT Show 2018

IWI is famous the world over for bullpup designs, and this year stepped out with Tavor 7, a feature-rich addition to the lineup. The Tavor 7 is chambered in 7.62×51, a first for IWI. The gun is obviously larger than the 5.56 Tavor series, going to a big boy caliber requires some additional materials. For the bulk though, you get a lot. The new Tavor 7 is only 3/4ths of an inch longer than the original model.


  • Short-stroke gas piston
  • Simple field stripping into only 2 parts, easy to clean and no need for special tools
  • Detachablereplaceable barrel
  • 2 different barrel lengths to choose from –17” and 20”
  • 4 position gas regulator – RegularExtremeSuppressorClosed (for special operations)
  • M-LOK fore end, provided MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions
  • Covered MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail at the 6 o’clock position
  • Caliber: 7.62X51mm
  • Rifling: 4 RH Grooves, 1:12″ twist
  • Barrel length (mm): 432(17″)
  • Total length (mm): 730
  • Weight (approx. Kg) (w/o magazine): 4.1
  • MSRP: $2,299

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The barrel is a chrome lined, hammer forged, and comes with a 1 in 12 twist. This twist rate was picked to optimize lighter bullets, such as mil surplus, which is what the Tavor is expected to be shot with. The gas system features a 4 position switch, allowing you to cycle between normal, adverse, suppressed, and off. The forend features Mlok rails, for all your Mil-Spec accessories. The fore grip slides off, exposing a Picatinnyy rail, if you prefer a broom handle or flashlight on the bottom. A change to the charging handle, it now features an H&K style notch for bolt lock. The charging handle is reversible, using a small punch or a bullet.

The safety features a 45-degree throw, as opposed to a 90-degree style like an AR. Ejection is also reversible sans tools, in case you hand your guns off to a lefty on the regular.

The gas system is a short stroke piston system, built for reliability. The Tavor 7 also features some parts interchangeable with the Tavor 95, such as the cutlass grip being swappable to a regular pistol grip. The MSRP is $2,299.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • D May 23, 2018, 11:07 am


  • Steve February 13, 2018, 11:57 am

    Do we have a 700lb trigger in this model that will be 25% the cost of the entire weapon to replace again?

    • Chris February 13, 2018, 9:36 pm

      Oh you mean a MILSPEC TRIGGER because, well, it’s a MILSPEC firearm?!

  • Gunny February 13, 2018, 10:42 am

    I so love these firearms. But why did they use the fore end of the SAR when the fore end of the X95 would have made so much more sense?

    • Andrew March 4, 2018, 3:47 pm

      In some ways they have. The 9 & 3 o’clock is M LOCK & the 6 o’clock position slides off to expose picitinny rail.

  • Todd Holmes February 13, 2018, 8:53 am

    IWI is calling this lefty’s name with the Tavor 7! Nice work gentlemen!!! Future calibers, barrels and twist rates to come?!

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