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Ambush™ 308 (Kryptek Highlander)


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Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU 02-154-07237-047
Restricted Shipping Yes
Caliber 7.62 x 51mm / .308 Winchester
Muzzle Thread 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System Rifle
Barrel Length 18"
Profile S2W® [Strength-to-Weight]
Product Weight 8.6 lbs
Length 35 3/8" - 39"
Magazine Magpul PMAG 5-Round
Case Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case
Manufacturer Daniel Defense

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Ambush™ 308 (Kryptek Highlander)

The Daniel Defense Ambush .308 in Kryptek Highlander is the new benchmark for anyone demanding an accurate, fast-handling, hard-hitting platform capable of taking down any North American big-game animal. Built from the ground up, this rifle has been engineered to help you harvest that trophy with the precision and dependability you expect from Daniel Defense.

At its core is a free-floating, 18” Cold Hammer Forged barrel, which comes standard with the DD Superior Suppression Device Extended, for reduced muzzle-flash. This top-quality barrel connects directly to the upper receiver through a robust 4-Bolt Connection System with a patent pending barrel extension resulting in increased stability, better accuracy, and reduced weight.
Ambidextrous controls make operating the .308 Ambush comfortable and convenient for both right- and left-handed shooters. You can easily drop the magazine, release the bolt, or operate the safety selector from either side of the receiver. The charging handle is ambidextrous as well and also user-configurable—you can set up either side of the charging handle with a larger or smaller handle to accommodate magnified optics or iron sights for a snag-free setup. The water-transfer printing process (also known as hydro-graphics) of this finish makes for a durable, uniform coating that holds up to and resists even the harshest environments.
The Ambush is fed with an optimized bolt carrier group featuring a redesigned geometry and a new extremely slick, low-friction coating to ensure smooth, reliable feeding. As a sportsman, you have an obligation to take clean shots on your game, and a crisp 2-Stage Geissele Super Semi-Automatic (SSA®) Trigger gives you the advantage you need to deliver a precise, on-target shot that’ll bring down that elusive trophy you worked so hard to get in your sights.

All Daniel Defense products carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee against defects in original materials and workmanship. If your Daniel Defense product shows evidence of such defects, Daniel Defense will make every accommodation to fix, repair, or replace your product in the most expeditious manner possible. Daniel Defense does not warranty products or damage caused to our products by the correct or incorrect installation of other manufacturer’s products. Be sure to retain your sales slip as proof of purchase date when making a claim.

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Daniel Defense 308
I just bought a Daniel Defense Ambush 308 in
kryptek Highlander,
On on October 2nd 2017 took it to the range the next day very happy with the gun, very accurate, just a great rifle all round.
Review by Mike / (Posted on 10/11/2017)
Love this gun. Incredibly accurate
Bought the Ambush last year. I'm a Weatherby guy, own several and love them, but since I bought this gun the Weatherby's are sitting in the safe
Review by NC Hunter / (Posted on 6/29/2017)
Really like your values, quality.
I have owned the DD5 June 2016. I liked it so much i purchaesd DD4 5.56 in Oct 2016.
Review by Chevy guy tom / (Posted on 2/11/2017)
Amazing gun worth every penny.
Unbelievable gun. Expensive but you get what you pay for with this gun. Matched it up with a Zeiss scope and easily plinking steel at 300 yds. Took a 169 7/8 deer in Texas hill country 2 days after getting it.
Review by BGall / (Posted on 1/1/2017)
Excellent Rifle Needs Nothing
Owned 5 months now and I simply love it, I had a Vortex Viper PST FFP 6x24x50 and just ordered the Leopold DAGR scope system which I am putting on in 2 days! This rifle needed nothing to hit perfect @100yds and 600yds!
I cannot say enough about it and buying a 2nd for my wife. Then of course the 300 BLACKOUT is a MUST HAVE for me and the wife! Xmas lookout!
Review by Trainer Randy / (Posted on 11/5/2016)
Tack Driver
Waited 4 months to get this rifle and it did no disappoint. Threw a Vortex viper 4-16, loaded it with some Amax ammo it it and took it to the range. This rifle shot sub moa groups time after time at 100 yards. It is not a cheap rifle but it is more than worth the money, it is well thought out, well designed, well built and is actually pretty light weight. Overall it is more than worth the price, can't wait to take it out and bag a nice white tail!
Review by MP33 / (Posted on 10/27/2016)
Outstanding rifle
Picked mine up today and test fired it on an indoor range. 1 hole groups at 25 yards no issue. The rifle handled well and I can't wait to try it out at longer ranges. A much lighter rifle than my DPMS and it takes a can. More money than I wanted to spend - BUT, you get what you pay for. I expect this to get used a lot.
Review by apache235 / (Posted on 9/10/2016)
You get what you pay for
They thought of everything! Ambi controls make for a great system. The only thing I wish they included was iron sights. The BCG is very high quality, dual ejectors are noticeable along with what appears to be nickel boron coating. The trigger is Geissele SSA which is a very nice two stage trigger. Everything seems to work flawlessly. The barrel is extremely accurate, I consistently get sub MOA groups at 100 yards with Match ammo. What I also love is how lightweight it is, it makes carrying it much more pleasurable. All in all, you get what you pay for and then some.
Review by Bij / (Posted on 8/30/2016)
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