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7.62 Lite Rail™ 7.0, Carbine


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Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU01-003-03001
Restricted ShippingYes
Product Weight13.2 oz
Rail Length7.31"
Inside Diameter1.44"
Gas System LengthCarbine
Free FloatYes
Continuous Upper RailYes
Integrated Sling Swivel Attachment PointNo
ManufacturerDaniel Defense

7.62 Lite Rail™ 7.0, Carbine

The 7.62 Lite Rail™ features our patented “Bolt-Up System™ ” allowing simplified alignment to the host weapon upper receiver and providing a continuous, uninterrupted upper rail platform for weapons with flat top upper receivers.  The battle proven “Bolt-Up System” is also used on the Daniel Defense RIS II (selected by SOCOM for the SOPMOD II program).  Every component of the 7.62 Lite Rail has been precisely assessed, thoroughly shot & tested, improved upon, and manufactured tough enough to become the new benchmark in 7.62 rail systems.  Using specifically engineered barrel nuts, the Daniel Defense 7.62 Lite Rail is compatible with the Armalite AR10, Rock River Arms LAR-8, and DPMS LR-308 rifles.


Although most users do not have issues with compatibility, there have been some changes to the designs of certain .308 AR platforms.  Therefore it is important to note that this rail system is designed to line up perfectly with upper receivers which have a top rail that is 1.325” from the bore’s centerline.  Some .308 AR platforms have changed the height of the top rail on their upper receivers as well as the thread pattern of the barrel nut.  If you are unsure of compatibility, please contact the manufacturer of your firearm and confirm rail height and barrel nut style.

If you plan to use the 7.62 Lite Rail on an Armalite AR10 upper receiver you may have to the replace ejection port cover hinge pin to a longer length due to the bolt up plate position in relation to Armalite’s upper receiver design. Otherwise the Ejection Port Cover pin may not be captured and could come loose.




The Daniel Defense 7.62 Lite Rail was designed around these parameters:

  • Must be free float.
  • Must have uninterrupted upper rail platform
  • Must be light weight and strong.
  • Must be able to quickly dissipate heat.
  • Must feel like a conventional forearm (Oval not round).
  • Must lock to barrel nut or upper receiver to prevent spin.

Materials & Construction

Precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 Aluminum and Finished in hard coat Type III Mil-Spec Anodized Black for a rock hard lasting finish. Both the barrel nut and bolt up plate are hardened steel.

  • Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • Made in the USA!

Installation Requirements

  • Daniel Defense 7.62 Lite Rail Barrel Nut Wrench
  • Bench Vice
  • Upper Receiver Vice Block
  • Hammer
  • Punch Set
  • Torque Wrench
  • AR15 Multi-Tool


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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