Daniel Defense has officially released its anticipated far-reaching new .308 rifle. The DD5V1 MSR is chambered in 7.62 x 51 mm NATO and has a bolt and carrier designed with an oversized cam pin, enhanced extractor geometry, and dual ejectors for enhanced reliability, according to a release.
The rifle comes lefty-friendly, including an ambidextrous safety selector, magazine catch, bolt release, and configurable modular charging handle.
There’s an oversized trigger guard so it’s easy to shoot while wearing gloves, and a flared magazine well for smooth reloads.
The rifle takes SR-25 type magazines for a typical capacity of 10, 20, or 25 rounds. On board is a Geissele SSA 2-stage trigger with a smooth 2.5 lbs. take-up and a 2 lb. break.
It’s built to be lightweight, accurate, and customizable with a chrome-moly vanadium 16-inch steel free-floating barrel capped with a DD Superior Suppression Device, which is a combination flash suppressor and compensator, reducing muzzle rise.
There’s plenty of continuous top rail (15 inches) for mounting a high-powered scope or a red-dot sight along with backup iron sights. Plus, there’s keymod attachment points along the forend for more rail sections wherever desired at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions for a tac light, laser sight, on-board range-finder, or whatever you need.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way this rifle turned out,” said Daniel Defense President & CEO Marty Daniel in a 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 legendary Daniel Defense quality and the increased range and terminal ballistics of 7.62mm ammo are going to be very pleased with this rifle.”
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Barrel Material: Chrome-Moly Vanadium steel
Barrel Type: Cold Hammer Forged, Chrome Lined
Rifling Twist: 1:11″
Gas System: Mid-Length
Muzzle Device: DD Superior Suppression Device
Overall Length: 33 3/8 – 37 inches
Weight: 8.3 lbs. (unloaded)
Caliber: 7.62 x 51mm NATO / .308 Win
Rail System: 15″ Picatinny top rail, Keymod attachment points at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions