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Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« on: December 15, 2020, 06:20:10 PM »
In the midst of Hanukkah it seems timely to post this rifle that I picked up a couple of months ago for my birthday. The Maccabees probably could have put an IWI Tavor 7 with a Trijicon ACOG to effective use a couple of millennia ago thumb1

This is my first rifle with an ACOG and I am hooked on the optic. Both eyes open. Bright red center cross-hair in the BDC reticle Of course the compact bullpup design chambered in the full powered 7.62 NATO is darn nice too. It has a good trigger and the weight balance is definitely aft. I find it comfortable with that weight really keeping the butt planted in the shoulder and the straight back recoil impulse minimizing climb. It's very easy to break down for cleaning with just three captive pins to pop, two for the trigger pack and one more for the bolt group.
























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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 06:25:05 PM »
That's the bad thing about being a lefty, Bull pups rarely work for us. Nice Tavor thought.

Nice to see your back to your usual "few months before posting" mode. rofl rofl
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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 06:28:47 PM »
That's the bad thing about being a lefty, Bull pups rarely work for us. Nice Tavor thought.

These are completely ambidextrous. Need to field strip and switch the ejection port and bolt (conveniently labeled L/R parts). It can be done without visiting a unit armorer or gunsmith. Apparently the earlier Tavors in 5.56 were also switch hitters but far more difficult to make the switch.



Nice to see your back to your usual "few months before posting" mode. rofl rofl
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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2020, 07:03:52 PM »
That's the bad thing about being a lefty, Bull pups rarely work for us. Nice Tavor thought.

These are completely ambidextrous. Need to field strip and switch the ejection port and bolt (conveniently labeled L/R parts). It can be done without visiting a unit armorer or gunsmith. Apparently the earlier Tavors in 5.56 were also switch hitters but far more difficult to make the switch.



Nice to see your back to your usual "few months before posting" mode. rofl rofl
thumb1 chuckles1

Joining the Enabler club are we??? Hmmm???  Now I need to go buy a Tavor, thanks buddy!!! :o cry1 :P :)
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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2020, 07:15:12 PM »
Interesting creature....  thumb1

think1 only Israeli IMI made weapon I have is... the Desert Eagle   chuckles1 and I find myself strangely enabled to buy another... :o :)
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2020, 11:43:13 AM »
Joining the Enabler club are we??? Hmmm???  Now I need to go buy a Tavor, thanks buddy!!! :o cry1 :P :)

Joining?  P32 is one of the two founding members!!   chuckles1
      

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2020, 01:39:07 PM »
Joining the Enabler club are we??? Hmmm???  Now I need to go buy a Tavor, thanks buddy!!! :o cry1 :P :)



Interesting creature....  thumb1

think1 only Israeli IMI made weapon I have is... the Desert Eagle   chuckles1 and I find myself strangely enabled to buy another... :o :)

I'm here to help!  thumb1

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 01:40:22 PM »
Joining the Enabler club are we??? Hmmm???  Now I need to go buy a Tavor, thanks buddy!!! :o cry1 :P :)

Joining?  P32 is one of the two founding members!!   chuckles1

 :o didnt do  chuckles1

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2020, 01:46:50 PM »
Joining?  P32 is one of the two founding members!!   chuckles1

It's rough man... it's bad enough we enable others, naw, not really on that part....but, we've enabled each other at least a few times...... and ourselves, uhm... a bunch.. :o rofl2

RM....still needs a MOSIN.  bat1 :) :P
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2020, 02:29:26 PM »
Me likey.

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2020, 02:51:31 PM »
Joining?  P32 is one of the two founding members!!   chuckles1

It's rough man... it's bad enough we enable others, naw, not really on that part....but, we've enabled each other at least a few times...... and ourselves, uhm... a bunch.. :o rofl2

RM....still needs a MOSIN.  bat1 :) :P

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2020, 04:27:04 PM »
Joining?  P32 is one of the two founding members!!   chuckles1

It's rough man... it's bad enough we enable others, naw, not really on that part....but, we've enabled each other at least a few times...... and ourselves, uhm... a bunch.. :o rofl2

RM....still needs a MOSIN.  bat1 :) :P

Laugh, the grand poobah of enablers and primary founder says I need a Mosin Nagant!!?!?  rofl2
I need a Mosin like I need a hole in the head!

A Henry Big Boy in .357 Magnum though... think1 lalala doh1

I got the 44 magnum Big Boy..and a Henry 45-70  :)  trying to get one in 327 Fed magnum now....

See.....you need a Henry and a Mosin  thumb1 maybe not in that order, but yeah.. :)
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2020, 06:05:35 PM »
Joining?  P32 is one of the two founding members!!   chuckles1

It's rough man... it's bad enough we enable others, naw, not really on that part....but, we've enabled each other at least a few times...... and ourselves, uhm... a bunch.. :o rofl2

RM....still needs a MOSIN.  bat1 :) :P

Laugh, the grand poobah of enablers and primary founder says I need a Mosin Nagant!!?!?  rofl2
I need a Mosin like I need a hole in the head!

A Henry Big Boy in .357 Magnum though... think1 lalala doh1

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2020, 12:10:28 PM »
Questions:
How much?How long is it?Looks to be short of the US legal length for a "rifle"?
Beautiful firearm.
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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2020, 02:58:39 PM »
Questions:
How much?How long is it?Looks to be short of the US legal length for a "rifle"?
Beautiful firearm.
Marcus

Chiming in just cause I recently saw them up on Classic. I know it has a 20" barrel so I would assume it to be 30" + overall length. I recall the 5.56 and 7.62x39 versions were $1899.00 + so I imagine this one is $2.1k or more with the ACOG on it.
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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2020, 03:48:01 PM »
Questions:
How much?How long is it?Looks to be short of the US legal length for a "rifle"?
Beautiful firearm.
Marcus

Thanks Marcus!  thumb1

List price for the Tavor 7 is $2099, but I bought it at my LGS (Talos Tactical) for $1843 (cash price) + tax. My LGS hasn't been gouging, even though they easily could.

The 3.5x35 Trijicon ACOG .308 BDC lists at $1605, but I got mine at the same LGS with the $145 Bobro mount attached (and the original Trijicon mount in the box) for $970 + tax. It was previously owned but didn't have a scratch or any dust on it.

Overall, it's certainly an expensive set-up but a great performer in its role. It's not a sniper rifle, but a good hard-hitting CQB rifle, not that I have delusions about being an operator. I'm really pleased with the ACOG. Issues with the trigger in the earlier 5.56x45 Tavors have been resolved with this latest full powered 7.62 NATO version.

The barrel is 16.5" and OAL is 28", so it is not an SBR. It's in the stock configuration from IWI. They're available in all black and OD green as well.

https://iwi.us/product/tavor-7-7-62-nato-16-5-barrel/

No, I don't work for Tavor  rofl



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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2020, 04:25:40 PM »
A beauty. Too bad it’s an “assault weapon” around here. Every time I look at my featureless AR it makes me a little sad.

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2020, 05:41:15 PM »
Huh, I thought all the 7s were 20" barrels, learn something new every day. Sounds like you got a heck of a deal there Jon.
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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2020, 02:46:50 PM »
A beauty. Too bad it’s an “assault weapon” around here. Every time I look at my featureless AR it makes me a little sad.

Yeah, California (I assume) laws are tough on AR aesthetics and a slight degradation of function for law-abiding citizens (though meaningless from the mass shooter's standpoint, since he'll just bypass those features).

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Re: Tavor 7, Israeli Door Kicker
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2020, 10:29:10 PM »
A beauty. Too bad it’s an “assault weapon” around here. Every time I look at my featureless AR it makes me a little sad.

Yeah, California (I assume) laws are tough on AR aesthetics and a slight degradation of function for law-abiding citizens (though meaningless from the mass shooter's standpoint, since he'll just bypass those features).

NY. In terms of "features" things here are even worse than in CA. Any threaded barrel is a "feature", so no muzzle breaks for us. Many folks have mags pinned but looking at their struggles with jams, loading, etc. I chose function over form. And yes, laws like that don't make anyone safer. Just a major pain in our law-abiding butts.