5 April 2022, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel: IWI – Israel Weapon Industry – a member of the SK Group founded by Mr. Samy Katsav, and worldwide leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – announces the launch of the Ace Sniper S.A Rifle. Based on the reliable, proven platform of the known Galil-Ace, the semi-automatic rifle with its advanced ergonomics design provides the user with the greatest accuracy and rapid engagement, even in harsh environmental and weather conditions.
The innovative rifle empowerssniper proficiency in accurate long-distance firing, while its semi-automatic capabilityenables multi-target acquisition and fast shooting towards multiple targets.
To ensure mission success, a number of advanced design features can be adapted to meet the needs of evolving situations and different users. A foldable butt stock with adjustable cheek-rest provides a superior fit for the individual shooter. The free-floating barrel – 23” hammer-forged, chrome-lined, with 1:9.5” twist – enhances accuracy and extends barrel longevity. The two-stage trigger enables the user to adjust trigger-pull to their personal preference, sending the heavier, longer-range 7.62 NATO round accurately downrange to the target, while facilitating a faster release of the next bullet. The muzzle brake mitigates recoil, so that the shooter can get back on target quicker.
Additional features include a full-length top Picatinny rail (460mm), along with M-Lock system at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, and an adjustable folding bipod that can easily be flipped into the required position, giving the shooter more flexibility to adjust to any shooting situation. The MIL.-STD magazine is easy to insert into the Sniper rifle and, with a capacityof 20 rounds, enables the user to be more effective over an extended period of time. The rifle is adaptable to all zoom riflescopes available today for medium to long-rang shooting. A locking mechanism prevents any harm or injury to the shooter in case of bullet explosion out of the chamber, and a bolt carrier tail prevents the hummer reaching the firing pin before locking has been completed.
“First and foremost, the development of the new sniper rifle meets the user’s need for fast and accurate operation, even in challenging and changing environments, such as CQB zones, and while vehicles are on the move,” says Ronen Hamudot, Executive VP Marketing and Sales at SK Group. “In addition to the advanced features like the adjustable butt, the floating barrel and the two-stage trigger mechanism, the sniper rifle also includes a safety mechanism for user protection. We are proud to share that the new rifle is already in use by clients around the world, and has already successfully completed missions in the field.”
Photos courtesy IWI