Testing the Galil ARM for accuracy to 500 yards (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
A classic military rifle that blends the best of a lot of platforms and even includes its own bottle opener, can the IMI Galil go the distance?
Designed by Yisrael Galil (hence the name) and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s after the IDF picked up a few thousand recently dropped Egyptian and Syrian Kalashnikovs and soldiers found them to work better than their FN FALs in sandy conditions, the 5.56mm rifle borrows a good deal from the Finnish Rk 62 Valmet, which of course is a take-off on the AK with a few tweaks.
Israel used them as their standard issue rifle until it was phased out by the M4 and later the Tavor, as did South Africa as the R4 made by Denel. Such a legacy of serious service begs the question of how accurate the platform is. To answer that is the above video from 9-Hole Reviews, in which they take a standard commercial specimen with iron sights and, loaded with IMI 55-grain M193 (what else?) push it out.
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