Daniel Defense’s New 7.62mm Rifle Coming Soon

Daniel Defense recently unveiled its newest rifle chambered for 7.62 x 51mm NATO – the DD5V1.

“I couldn’t be happier with the way this rifle turned out,” said Daniel Defense president and CEO Marty Daniel, in a recent press release.

“Our engineers utilized existing technology where appropriate and developed entirely new designs when necessary to optimize the performance of this gold-standard rifle. Those who demand … the increased range and terminal ballistics of 7.62mm ammo are going to be very pleased with this rifle.”

The new DD5V1 features a 4-bolt connection that securely attaches the free-floating CHF barrel and KeyMod handguard mounts to the upper without a barrel nut, according to the release.

It has an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a configurable modular charging handle, and a 16-inch, cold-hammer-forged barrel. The 8.3-pound DD5V1 also has a Geissele SSA two-stage trigger for precise fire control and a 15-inch Picatinny top rail.

The new DD5V1 is a little pricy though — $2,900. It should be available beginning Oct. 23, according to the release.

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  • Docsenko

    i need one. Have a terrible mouse situation outside. The cats are fat and worn out. LOL!

  • LIAM

    …that and a shotgun gets the job done. the 7.62 for long range & a shotgun for close in…..buck and ball buck and ball!! No more problems… THAT IS ALL!!

  • Hank

    For the man who has most everything, this rifle is well worth the price. Ownership = great bragging rights at night around the campfire.

  • m1a3

    The financialization of the American economy

    American De-Industrialization
    Continues Unabated

    US industrial collapse

    This trend is getting worse after the end of the Cold War

    America’s economic elite has long argued that the country does not need an industrial base. The economies in states such as California and Michigan that have lost their industrial base, however, belie that claim. Without an industrial base, an increase in consumer spending, which pulled the country out of past recessions, will not put Americans back to work. Without an industrial base, the nation’s trade deficit will continue to grow. Without an industrial base, stranded in low-paying service-sector jobs. Without an industrial base, the United States will be increasingly dependent on foreign manufacturers even for its key military technology.

    The consequences will lead to the collapse of the military industry

    The U.S. is becoming dependent on countries such as UK, Russia, France and Germany for critical weapons technology.

    • Joe Sovereign

      51% of US Workers now make less than $30,000 a year. The Middle Class is disappearing.

  • I think a 16 inch barrel is too short for longer ranges in the 308 category.

  • Bryan

    Ambi bolt release, 4 bolt for barrel instead of nut. other then that another ar in 7.62 that will be overpriced. nothing new to see here.

    understand about paying more for quality, but this is raping because it is new

  • Stefan S.

    I’ll keep my LWRC REPR thank you.