Daniel Defense Expands DD5 Line Of AR-10 Rifles

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Daniel Defense DD5

With five new rifles to choose from and the addition of the 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington calibers, shooters have plenty to look forward to in the DD5 line extension.

Over the years, Daniel Defense has more than made a name for itself as one of the top purveyors of high-end, AR-style rifles. A crowd favorite, the Georgia gunmaker’s AR-10 rifle – the DD5. Previously purely a .308 affair, Daniel Defense has breathed new life into the series with a massive expansion, which includes upgraded parts, new barrel lengths and the addition of two new calibers.


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The good stuff first. The DD5 is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington, which should set precision shooters’ collective hearts aflutter. The cartridges are known for their downrange performance and should be dandy out of the new models. The 6.5 CM is available in both the 18-inch barreled V4 and 20-inch V5 models, while the .260 Rem is strictly available in the latter. Furthermore, the gunmaker has introduced a revamped 16-inch barreled .308 – the V3 – as well as offering it in the V4. The rifles feature a load of improvements, including:

  • Two-position user-adjustable gas block
  • DLC-coated bolt carrier group designed for easy to maintenance and to operate in all conditions
  • Cold Hammer Forged barrel with 4-Bolt Connection System for increased stability and accuracy
  • Ambidextrous controls, including bolt catch, magazine release, safety selector, furniture, and an all-new GRIP-N-RIP charging handle

The fate of the original V1 and V2 rifles are unclear, as Daniel Defense no longer lists them on their website. However, all of the new DD5 rifles are backward compatible and can interface with the older iterations. As expected, the guns run a pretty penny – each with an MSRP of $2,500.

DD5 V3

DD5 V3 Specs

Mounting System: M-LOK
Caliber: 7.62 x 51mm / .308 Winchester
Muzzle Thread: 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System: Intermediate
Barrel Length: 16″
Barrel Profile: S2W® [Strength-to-Weight]
Product Weight: 8.3 LBS
Length: 33 3/8″ – 37″
Magazine: Magpul PMAG 20-Round
Case: Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case
MSRP: $2,500

DD5 V4

DD5 V4 Specs

Mounting System: M-LOK
Caliber: 7.62 x 51mm / .308 Winchester; 6.5 Creedmoor
Muzzle Thread: 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System: Rifle
Barrel Length: 18″
Barrel Profile: S2W® [Strength-to-Weight]
Product Weight: 8.6 LBS
Length: 35 3/8″ – 39″
Magazine: Magpul PMAG 20-Round
Case: Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case
MSRP: $2,500

DD5 V5

DD5 V5 Specs

Mounting System: M-LOK
Caliber: .260 Rem; 6.5 Creedmoor
Muzzle Thread: 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System: Rifle + 1
Barrel Length: 20″
Barrel Profile: S2W® [Strength-to-Weight]
Product Weight: 8.9 LBS
Length: 38 3/8″ – 41 5/8″
Magazine: Magpul PMAG 20-Round
Case: Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case
MSRP: $2,500

For more information on the DD5, please visit www.danieldefense.com.


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