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.