DAN .338, a new Israeli sniper rifle from IWI

IWI is launching the DAN .338 sniper rifle at Eurosatory 2014. The new bolt action sniper rifle was developed in cooperation with the IDF special operations units. Bolt action rifles are preferred by snipers for their high precision at long range

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The DAN .338 fitted with Meprolight's Sniper’s Fire-Controlled Riflescope, a 10 x 40 optical sight with an Integrated Laser Rangefinder. Photo: IWI
The DAN .338 fitted with Meprolight's MESLAS Sniper’s Fire-Controlled Riflescope, a 10 x 40 optical sight with an  Integrated Laser Rangefinder. Photo: IWI
The DAN .338 fitted with Meprolight’s Sniper’s Fire-Controlled Riflescope, a 10 x 40 optical sight with an Integrated Laser Rangefinder. Photo: IWI

A new rifle launched by Israel’s firearms manufacturer IWI at the Eurosatory 2014 exhibition represents a first of IWI’s new family of bolt action sniper rifles. IWI said it developed the DAN .338 bolt action sniper rifle in cooperation with the IDF special operations units. Bolt action rifles are preferred by snipers for their high precision at long range. Designed for military and law enforcement applications, the rifle uses the powerful LAPUA MAG .338 ammunition delivering high accuracy (sub MOA) at distances up to 1,200 meters (1,312 yards).

The rifle is designed for light weight and compact carry. The chassis is made of aluminum alloy, the heavy fluted free floating barrel is 737 mm (29″) long. The new rifle weigh 6.9 Kg (15.2 pounds) without magazine, ammo, telescope and mount. Design features include an adjustable, folding stock with adjustable length of pull, adjustable cheek rest and folding adjustable mono-pod and two-stage trigger.

The rifle incorporates four Picattiny rails (3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions) for mounting of telescopes, night vision equipment and accessories. In addition, a clip-on sight and a silencer are available as optional features.

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DAN .338 Weapon Specifications

Model: DAN .338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle
Ammunition: .338 LAPUA Magnum
Firing mode: Bolt action
Feeding: 10 round magazine
Barrel rifling: 1:10” twist
Trigger pull Force (Kg): 1-2
Weight (w/o magazine, telescope and mount): 6.9kg
Barrel length: 737 mm (29”) – 787 mm (31”) with muzzle brake)
Overall length, stock extended: 1,280 mm (50″)
Overall length, stock folded: 1,030 mm (40.5″)
Muzzle velocity (approx.) 881 m/sec

DAN .338 is provided with four Picattiny rails for the mounting of sights and accessories. Photo: IWI
DAN .338 is provided with four Picattiny rails for the mounting of sights and accessories. Photo: IWI
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a clip-on sight and a silencer are available as optional features. Photo: IWI