Military Review

Israeli sniper rifle IWI DAN .338

47

Israeli companies have long entered the international arms and military equipment market. IWI company that specializes in small arms weaponsis no exception. However, the company does not stop at the production of pistols and assault rifles, discovering new niches for itself. One of the tasks of IWI engineers is to squeeze out competitors in the market of high-precision sniper weapons. The IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle under the .338 LAPUA Magnum cartridge (8,6x70 mm) meets these goals. For the first time this model was presented at exhibitions in 2014.


Precision rifle IWI DAN .338


The IWI DAN .338 precision rifle is a niche weapon that was first introduced to the public six years ago. The new sniper rifle was developed by engineers at Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) in direct collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces. The rifle was originally created for military and civilian use and is positioned as a high-precision and reliable weapon that can be used in any, even the most severe climatic conditions.

For IWI, this is the first attempt to create a sniper rifle in such a large caliber. Today, the company continues to specialize primarily in short-arms, carbines and assault rifles. However, after privatization in 2005, the company began to work more actively in the field of diversification of its products. Turning his eyes to high-precision shooting systems, which in the modern world are in great demand. But the Uzi submachine gun, which spread widely around the world, brought real fame to the company at one time. This model became a real hit in the international arms market in the 1960s.


In addition, the most famous examples of Israel Weapon Industries' small arms are the Tavor assault rifle and the Galil assault rifle, which is an Israeli version of the Kalashnikov assault rifle. Today, this model is available even in a sniper version with a cartridge of 7,62x51 mm. Also, the MASADA pistol, which the Israelis created to compete in the world market with numerous clones of the beautiful Austrian Glock 17 pistol, is an interesting novelty of the Israeli arms company.

The IWI DAN .2014 sniper rifle, first introduced in 2014 at the EUROSATORY-338 in Paris, was a new product for an Israeli company, before that there were no bolt rifles in the IWI product line. The sniper rifle got its name in honor of the ancient biblical city of Dan, which was founded about 4,5 thousand years BC. Currently, only ruins remain from the city, but the object itself is a large archaeological and historical value. Working on a new model of small arms, IWI engineers worked closely with the army, as well as the Israeli law enforcement agencies, collecting and analyzing the wishes and comments of ordinary soldiers, special services and police.

According to the manufacturer, the resulting IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle is designed for high-precision shooting and hitting a target with the first shot. With the .338 LAPUA Magnum cartridge (8,6x70 mm), the rifle demonstrates outstanding indicators of firing accuracy at a range of 1200 meters. At the same time, the effective range of weapons may be greater, it all depends on the level of training of a particular shooter. But best of all, a weapon feels itself when firing precisely at a distance of up to 1200 meters. Accuracy declared by the manufacturer - Sub MOA.


Features sniper rifle IWI DAN .338


Unlike other IWI small arms, among which self-loading samples predominate, the IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle is a traditional bolt lock with a longitudinally-sliding bolt. The bolt locks the barrel of the rifle on three combat stops. This is a fairly typical solution for sniper weapons of this caliber. As noted in an Israeli company, the upper part of the receiver of the Dan sniper rifle is made of special steel with increased anti-corrosion resistance, which should provide the weapon with great safety and durability. Since the rifle was created in close cooperation with conventional army snipers and snipers of special units, IWI hopes that it will be in demand in the international market.

The new Israeli DAN sniper rifle is built on a lightweight one-piece chassis made of high-strength aluminum alloy. The design of the receiver integrates a full-sized Picatinny rail, which allows you to mount any modern optical sights on the weapon, both day and night. At the same time, there are no open sights on the rifle. The rifle is powered from detachable box magazines for 10 rounds. This is currently the only store available for the IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle.

The new Israeli sniper rifle is not lost against other models of sniper weapons on the market today. On the IWI DAN .338 model, a quick change of the barrel is implemented, there is a folding butt (it can be folded to the right and side), which makes the weapon more compact when carrying or transporting, and adjustable bipods and a monopod are included with the rifle. Separately, you can highlight the convenient ergonomic pistol grip manufactured by CAA Tactical. In turn, the folding butt is easily adjustable in length and height, which allows the shooter to adjust the rifle for himself and facilitates the process of aiming and firing at the target.


The replaceable barrel of the rifle has a length of 31 inches (785 mm, the barrel length is given along with the muzzle brake). The manufacturer also stated the possibility of easy use with the barrel of a quick-release muffler. The barrel of the Dan rifle is manufactured using the cold forging method, is quick-detachable and freely hung out. The total length of the IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle is 1280 mm (998 mm with the stock folded). Taking into account the dimensions and caliber of the model, the rifle is modest enough for such a weapon to weigh. The IWI website says that the weight of the rifle is 6,9 kg.

Israel Weapon Industries chose the .338 LAPUA Magnum cartridge (8,6x70 mm), which is gaining more and more popularity in the world, for the new high-precision rifle. This is a special sniper ammunition designed to fire long distances. Currently, cartridges of this caliber are actively used not only by the military, but also by shooters-athletes, as well as hunters. The cartridge can be used effectively at a distance of up to 1500 meters. In general, this ammunition is fully justified, as it allows for confident firing at a range exceeding the effective firing range for cartridges 7,62x51 and 7,62x67 mm. At the same time, the rifle systems chambered for .338 LAPUA Magnum are significantly lighter and more mobile than rifles under the .50 BMG cartridge (12,7x99 mm). At the same time, the power and striking ability of a cartridge of 8,6x70 mm is more than enough to effectively combat the enemy’s manpower, including using modern personal protective equipment.

It is still difficult to say how successful the IWI DAN .338 rifle is in the international market. But at least one operator of this sniper weapon is known: this is the famous elite British special forces unit - SAS. British commandos used a rifle in real combat operations in Syria. The rifle featured in a 2016 news story telling about how a British special forces soldier shot and killed one of the ISIS field commanders (a banned terrorist organization in Russia) using IWI DAN .338.
Author:
47 comments
Ad

Our projects are looking for authors in the news and analytical departments. Requirements for applicants: literacy, responsibility, efficiency, inexhaustible creative energy, experience in copywriting or journalism, the ability to quickly analyze text and check facts, write concisely and interestingly on political and economic topics. The work is paid. Contact: [email protected]

Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. Same lech
    Same lech 30 June 2020 18: 15 New
    0
    Manufacturer's Accuracy Reported - Sub MOA

    And if more precisely. what
    1. Aleksandre
      Aleksandre 30 June 2020 18: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: The same Lech
      And if more precisely. what

      Sub MOA means that all shots can be contained in a circle smaller than 1 inch diameter (at 100 yards).
      From a distance of 90 yards in a circle with a diameter of less than 1 inch.
      1. Aleksandre
        Aleksandre 30 June 2020 20: 16 New
        +2
        100 yards (90 meters), of course. Everything is as usual - you think about one thing, you write completely different wassat
        1. Passing
          Passing 1 July 2020 15: 38 New
          +2
          Without exception, all sniper rifles "Sub MOA". Including modern SVD. This, in fact, is the threshold separating sniper rifles from any others.
  2. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 30 June 2020 18: 18 New
    0
    Damn, where is it from? The first time I read about it. what
    1. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 30 June 2020 18: 32 New
      +3
      You know a lot of bad sleep))
    2. Zeev
      Zeev zeev 30 June 2020 20: 55 New
      10
      Come on. I read about her five years ago. Special Forces rifle, high precision, with a powerful cartridge. The only use case described was in Syria in 2016, where a SAS sniper hit 3/4 miles (1200 meters) of one of the ISIS commanders (banned in Russia) during a lecture on cutting heads for new adherents. The bullet hit the commander of the militants in the lower part of the head and tore off this very head completely.
      In the American civilian market it costs $ 9000.
    3. Observer2014
      Observer2014 9 August 2020 11: 27 New
      -1
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Damn, where is it from? The first time I read about it. what

      Comrade Aron Zaavi. hi I have long assumed that Israel, judging by its production in several tiers, is located. request So you dug three tiers down for sure. You monitor this business there. laughing drinks
  3. The comment was deleted.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 30 June 2020 19: 59 New
      +7
      May I?
      Six of American imperialism, receiving handouts for the role of a chain dog of the world reaction forces with unsupported green papers, unsuccessfully try to create competition that is deservedly popular among everyone, from Luanda to Yaoundé, progressive humanity, the Mosin’s three-line rifle. Fighters for the freedom of the Middle East from takfrists, Manoufics and Shionuns with a condescending smile are watching the pathetic attempts of world gendarmes who are not familiar with Engels' works to sell the Berdyanka, which is not suitable for use in the Far North, to their star-striped hosts and their island mongrelians, deceived by British scholars. As the famous Russian metaphysician Dugin said: “In the Middle East conflict, I support the Palestinians. I always liked the work of the Gaza Strip. ”
      1. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 30 June 2020 21: 30 New
        +4
        It’s whistled, I don’t argue, ”Koroviev remarked condescendingly,“ it is really whistled, but, speaking impartially, it is whistled very average! ”

        ps whistled good just a quote itched
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 30 June 2020 21: 39 New
          0
          Yes, whistled. I repent. But only the last phrase laughing
      2. gregor6549
        gregor6549 1 July 2020 08: 50 New
        +1
        Tovarisch Krasnodar, I’m not tired of you carrying the mossy propaganda garbage, designed for idiots. Viewed your recent comments. After all, not a word on the topics discussed, including on this topic about sniper, but all about the machinations of international imperialism and Zionism and the eternal struggle against them. It is really incomprehensible that the struggle with these and other "raisins" is the same as the struggle of Don Quixote with windmills. You would rest, fighter, from your delirium a bit. And the readers of VO would not be loaded with them. The matter would be engaged, perhaps. At least one article was sprinkled. Or does it require excessive mental effort?
        I never wanted to offend you, realizing that your "hard" work may well be forced or even well paid, but you and yours have already gotten it. Yes, and in compromising.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 July 2020 09: 00 New
          -1
          Correctly noticed, Comrade Gregor 6549. But you need to save a graduate daughter for the 6th iPhone, pay a mortgage for a 2-room apartment in Novocherkassk, save money for a vacation in Arkhipo-Osipovka next year, fix Megan, and the machinations of world Zionism and personally Chubais. Extra work does not happen. hi
          P.S. And you, by chance, are not a liberal?
          1. gregor6549
            gregor6549 1 July 2020 09: 33 New
            +2
            Not a liberal and not even a conservative, although I respect some canned food under a good brandy. But he is already contraindicated to me. Years. How is it sung ?? It’s not easy for me to reach him, and to death there are four steps.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 1 July 2020 09: 35 New
              0
              Health, replace cognac with red wine hi
      3. CSKA
        CSKA 1 July 2020 10: 14 New
        0
        laughing good Here it is issued.
      4. IS-80_RVGK2
        IS-80_RVGK2 1 July 2020 11: 36 New
        -1
        Quote: Krasnodar
        not familiar with the writings of Engels

        Well what are you saying? Who doesn’t know the chic costumes from the studio of old Engels ?! laughing
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 July 2020 13: 06 New
          0
          Brother Shoemaker Marx? )))
      5. andreykolesov123
        andreykolesov123 1 July 2020 12: 32 New
        +2
        Quote: Krasnodar
        May I?
        Six of American imperialism, receiving handouts for the role of a chain dog of the world reaction forces with unsupported green papers, unsuccessfully try to create competition that is deservedly popular among everyone, from Luanda to Yaoundé, progressive humanity, the Mosin’s three-line rifle. Fighters for the freedom of the Middle East from takfrists, Manoufics and Shionuns with a condescending smile are watching the pathetic attempts of world gendarmes who are not familiar with Engels' works to sell the Berdyanka, which is not suitable for use in the Far North, to their star-striped hosts and their island mongrelians, deceived by British scholars. As the famous Russian metaphysician Dugin said: “In the Middle East conflict, I support the Palestinians. I always liked the work of the Gaza Strip. ”

        I overdid it a bit. Apparently too much looked like the style of patriots. Got a stick.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 July 2020 13: 11 New
          +1
          Yes, the Soviet style of agitprop was beautiful, people for especially graceful convicts of Zionism and a grin of American imperialism feuilleton gave prizes, especially distinguished and party - trips to capitalist countries. )))
          True, some managed to slip away from the Guardians who accompanied their comrades and stay there for permanent residence in refugee status, getting a job at some sort of Radio Free Europe, but this is another song)).
  4. The comment was deleted.
  5. SS-18
    SS-18 30 June 2020 18: 53 New
    +4
    some .. it’s not kosher by sight)
    1. fider
      fider 30 June 2020 20: 23 New
      -1
      And more specifically ?
  6. grigorii
    grigorii 30 June 2020 20: 06 New
    +1
    Quote: SS-18
    some .. it’s not kosher by sight)

    But the beats can be seen perfectly at great distances.
  7. user1212
    user1212 30 June 2020 20: 32 New
    0
    British commandos used a rifle in real combat operations in Syria
    Should this be regarded as evidence of the invasion of Britons into the territory of a sovereign state, or will I skip UN authorization of such actions?
    how a British commando with the help of IWI DAN .338 shot one of ISIS field commanders
    Ceased to obey, apparently
  8. Izotovp
    Izotovp 30 June 2020 20: 32 New
    0
    Cartridge 375 cheytac will be more interesting.
    1. tnc17
      tnc17 1 July 2020 02: 07 New
      -1
      The most interesting cartridge is 22lr. Here there is fun at such distances, no margin of corrections in height and wind will be enough, it will be necessary to aim at the clouds.
  9. KSVK
    KSVK 30 June 2020 21: 02 New
    +1
    Quote: Izotovp
    Cartridge 375 cheytac will be more interesting.

    And even more interesting is 416 cheytac. Especially improved. wink
    1. Izotovp
      Izotovp 1 July 2020 02: 39 New
      0
      Maybe you mean 408 cheytac or 416 Barrett? But these are cartridges of a different class. They play on the field that used to be in the 50s.
      1. sgapich
        sgapich 1 July 2020 21: 17 New
        +1
        Quote: Izotovp
        ... they play on the field, which previously occupied the 50th caliber ...

        As a replacement for the .50s, an interesting 10 × 100 BWA cartridge hi
        https://www.bwabullets.com/2020/01/20/10x100-bwa-blackwater-ammunition-announces-a-revolutionary-new-caliber/
        1. Izotovp
          Izotovp 1 July 2020 22: 58 New
          0
          Thanks, I will take a look.
  10. KSVK
    KSVK 30 June 2020 21: 05 New
    0
    Quote: Aleksandre
    Quote: The same Lech
    And if more precisely. what

    Sub MOA means that all shots can be contained in a circle smaller than 1 inch diameter (at 100 yards).
    From a distance of 90 yards in a circle with a diameter of less than 1 inch.

    Actually this is not true. The costs of the imperial system. According to it, fuel consumption is measured in kilometers. Gee.
    1 inch is 2,54 cm. And one corner minute at 100 yards is 2,64 cm.
    1. Aleksandre
      Aleksandre 1 July 2020 00: 44 New
      +1
      Quote: KSVK
      1 inch is 2,54 cm. And one corner minute at 100 yards is 2,64 cm.

      1 MOA per 100 yards is 1,047 inches, 2,54x1,047 = 2,66 cm (rounded to the second mark).
      However, both 2,54 and 2,64 are still a spherical horse in a vacuum, except that the robot will shoot from a rigid frame.
  11. KSVK
    KSVK 30 June 2020 21: 17 New
    +2
    Allow my five cents.
    1. Accuracy is absolutely outstanding. Almost any stock hunting rifle of a well-known manufacturer will give such accuracy. Lobaev’s rifles, as far as I remember, have an accuracy of less than 0,5 MOA.
    2. The cold forging method is not the best for the production of precision trunks. Machine gun trunks are made using the same method. Moreover, our domestic. This method is good for making heavily loaded trunks.
    3. The receivers are now mainly made of aluminum alloys to reduce weight. Steel the day before yesterday.
    4. There is a recognized leader in the production of HIGH-PRECISION sniper rifles - Acuracy international. By the way, the butt of the rifle in the photo is very similar to the butt of AI.
    5. And here is a really interesting moment, in this ABSOLUTELY NOT remarkable rifle, how the “quick detachment” of the barrel is realized. But unfortunately the author omitted it. It's a pity. request
    1. The comment was deleted.
  12. impostor
    impostor 30 June 2020 21: 29 New
    +5
    2011. Exhibition in Nizhny Tagil. T-5000
  13. Prisoner
    Prisoner 30 June 2020 21: 59 New
    -4
    Jewish copyists are worse than the Chinese. Their main feature is that they’ll talk so badly that hell will figure out where the source is, where the follower is. bully
    1. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 2 July 2020 06: 32 New
      0
      Quote: Captive
      Jewish copyists are worse than the Chinese. Their main feature is that they’ll talk so badly that hell will figure out where the source is, where the follower is.


      source example:

      1 In the beginning God created heaven and earth. 2 But the earth was formless and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.


      in the original is written in another language. (I will not embarrass you by voicing his name)
  14. mongol9999
    mongol9999 30 June 2020 22: 33 New
    +1
    Another "culinary masterpiece" for use within the "kitchen". In a more or less protracted conflict, with semi-positional or partisan actions, such a Picatinny rail is “goulash with compote” on all sides. This vinar is only for calm preparation, where a sniper on an aircraft carrier was taken to a position and he, setting aside a cup of cappuccino, made an elegant shot. It’s impossible to run from such a green one, as part of a tactical group, or to protect a group on the march (yes, yes, and it happens).
  15. IS-80_RVGK2
    IS-80_RVGK2 1 July 2020 12: 01 New
    -2
    One hundred and hundred rifle and in addition is not new. Damn in the Israeli military-industrial complex there are much more interesting things. Or is it such promotional material?
    1. The comment was deleted.
    2. fider
      fider 1 July 2020 13: 26 New
      -2
      IS-80_RVGK2
      One hundredth is how much?
      1. IS-80_RVGK2
        IS-80_RVGK2 1 July 2020 13: 39 New
        -1
        Quote: fider
        One hundredth is how much?

        That's a lot.
  16. Passing
    Passing 1 July 2020 15: 41 New
    0
    Who knows why a sniper rifle needs a quick-release barrel?
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 1 July 2020 18: 32 New
      +1
      With high-precision high-speed shooting at a crowd of Papuans, you always use a cold barrel to use! laughing Or a hint of a low barrel resource. Or a tribute to fashion. Or a simple surge of creativity! hi
  17. APAHAKC
    APAHAKC 1 July 2020 20: 43 New
    0
    cheers cheer use
  18. KSVK
    KSVK 2 July 2020 17: 46 New
    0
    Quote: Izotovp
    Maybe you mean 408 cheytac or 416 Barrett? But these are cartridges of a different class. They play on the field that used to be in the 50s.

    408 of course. repeat
  19. KSVK
    KSVK 2 July 2020 17: 55 New
    0
    Quote: Passing by
    Who knows why a sniper rifle needs a quick-release barrel?

    Quick-detachable is just such a concept. Very blurry.
    Of course, no one will change the sniper barrel in field conditions.
    It is still necessary to lead him to a normal battle.
    Just 338 barrel life of 2-2,5 thousand shots. Well, before the change in accuracy.
    A quick-detachment in this case means IMHO that a special tool and a gas burner will not be required to replace the barrel. smile
  20. KSVK
    KSVK 2 July 2020 17: 56 New
    0
    Quote: Aleksandre

    However, both 2,54 and 2,64 are still a spherical horse in a vacuum, except that the robot will shoot from a rigid frame.

    I generally agree.
    Although the benchmark 0,1 MOA is already a win / lose border. smile
  21. alexgall2013
    alexgall2013 11 August 2020 21: 46 New
    0
    I, as a "sofa specialist" do not understand at all why a quick-detachable barrel on a sniper? belay