The IWI Ace Family Gets A New Member& It’s The Ace Sniper S.A Rifle
06 Apr 2022
For fans of the IWI Galil rifle, we just need more of the Galil rifles produced for the airsoft market. Whilst the Galil Ace series has been in the market for over a decade now, with 8 models already released, none yet has been licensed or not yet produced for the airsoft market. We have been waiting for this series as this is the next generation of the renowned GALIL assault rifle with better ergonomics needed by the 21st century warfighter.
The Ace family is almost complete, with various carbines and assault rifles to meet almost possible mission. We say almost since it didn’t have a sniper rifle, until now.
IWI announced the new member of the Ace family, with the introduction of the Ace Sniper S.A Rifle at the ongoing FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) 2022 in Santiago Chile. The only information we’ve found is via press release from IWI and it is a semi-automatic sniper rifle. According to IWI, the Ace Sniper S.A can be used in the harshest conditions, be it in the desert or in below freezing conditions. It fires the 7.62X51mm NATO ammunition.
It has the external features that shooters these days expect to find on new rifles --- M-Lok rail system and Picatinny flat-top rail to mount weapons accessories. As for the magazine, it has a capacity of 20 rounds.
Pricing and availability has not been revealed yet. If you’re in Santiago, Chile, you can find the Ace Sniper S.A Rifle at the booth stand # D 01. The FIDEA runs from April 5 to 10 2022. Press release from IWI below:
IWI Expands the Reliable ACE family and Launches the 7.62X51mm Ace Sniper S.A Rifle
The Semi-Automatic Ace features an innovative design, enabling fast and accurate firing at multiple targets, even at long distances
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 empowers sniper proficiency in accurate long-distance firing, while its semi-automatic capability enables 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 capacity of 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.”