The new DD5V1 is a groundbreaking, performance-driven platform engineered from muzzle to buttstock. Incorporating over a decade of expertise from industry-leading Daniel Defense engineers and designers, the DD5V1 establishes a whole new standard in the .308 platform. With innovative features like a 4-bolt connection system utilizing a unique barrel extension, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a configurable modular charging handle, and a cold-hammer-forged barrel, the DD5V1—although built around a traditional AR platform— establishes a new tradition in 7.62 rifles. It also features a Geissele SSA two-stage trigger for precise fire control. Even with all of these features, plus a DD Superior Suppression Device and 15” Picatinny top rail, the DD5V1 weighs only 8.3 lbs. The new DD5V1 will be sure to deliver the accuracy, reliability, and durability expected from Daniel Defense.
- 16" Strength-2-Weight Cold Hammer Forged Barrel for optimal stiffness/weight ratio, improving accuracy and handling
- Innovative 4-bolt connection system utilizing a unique barrel extension securely attaches free-floating CHF barrel and KeyMod handguard mounts securely to upper without barrel nut
- Bolt and carrier designed with oversized cam pin, enhanced extractor geometry, and dual ejectors
- Ambidextrous safety selector, magazine catch, bolt release, and configurable modular charging handle
- Lower receiver features integral oversized trigger guard and flared magazine well for SR-25 type magazines
- Geissele SSA 2-Stage Trigger with its smooth 2.5 lb take-up and clean 2 lb break
|Caliber||7.62 x 51mm / .308 Winchester|
|Muzzle Thread||5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)|
|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|
AmazedI purchased this rifle as my first AR-10 and since day one, it continues to amaze me. It's deadly accurate, works flawlessly, and it feels light for an AR-10. I recently purchased the DD Wave suppressor and I can't wait to shoot this rifle suppressed. This feels like an all-in-one rifle as you can basically do anything you ask it for such as long distance shooting, hunting, or just having fun at the range!
Superior rifle.Another great model from DD. I’ve owned numerous brands of ARs/M4’s and have switched over my inventory to nothing but Daniel Defense weapon systems. Second to none and the their customer service is supreme.
Weak finishI really loved this gun. Extremely accurate! I have about 60 rounds through it so far. I combined it with a Leupold scope and it shoots amazing. Unfortunately after shooting it a second time, the finish is coming off the receiver on the ejection port side. I understand this is probably expected wear and tear to some, but I was really hoping the finish would last more than 60 rounds on a $3k rifle. Very depressing.
Buy oneAwesome rifle
Great accuracy and grouping
Don’t need to replace any parts it comes with
All USA made in GA
Pardon the pun- but great bang for the buck
Superior fire powerThis is an all around amazing gun. I have had zero malfunctions and zero issues over the 2 years I’ve owned mine. As a female shooter I appreciate the light weight build
What a machine!By far the best firearm, out of 50+, I own. Bought my DD5V1 almost 4 years ago and have ran nothing but my hand loads, (apx. 3000-3500). The majority being .308 Win. - 168 grn. V-Max with 41.5 grn. Alliant AR-Comp @ 2752 fps.. “I swear”, not one single problem. No mag problem, no loading problem, no chambering problem, no extraction problem, no ejection problem and definitely no “accuracy” problem. To date, it’s been flawless! By all means, my absolute favorite! What a beast. Getting ready to get another “DD”, can’t decide which one I want next. Have over 5K into this one. Worth every penny. Thank you “DD”.
Heavy, solid, and sleek. A real hog slayer.I don't know enough about guns to give a academic review, but this rifle, combined with a thermal scope is a hog slaying machine. From the time you pick it up, you can tell this is a well made rifle that means business. I could instantly see and feel the quality over the other 308 platforms.
Wish I had a 6.5 Creedmoor chambering.I like my rifle I just would like it to be 6.5 Creedmoor any plans on making addition upgrade barrels?
DDM5V1 is an excellent weaponI am an avowedly loyal DD rifle lover and my DDM5V1 is the best of the bunch. Love the ergonomics and the fact that I can run .308 or 7.62x51 without worrying. I’ve had several astonished comments about the “lightweight” and excellent shoot ability of the rifle out of the box. Another example of better engineering evident in the DD lineup.
QualityAwesome rifle, handles great. Shoots accurate!