Daniel Defense was late to the AR arena. Tardiness aside, the manufacturer’s first entry — the DD5V1 — was exceptional. If the DD5V1 was an instant hit, then the performance of the Daniel Defense DD5V2 is a revelation.

The DD5V2 incorporates more than a decade of expertise from industry-leading engineers and designers.

RELATED STORY — DD5V2: Tactical-Life’s ‘Gun of the Month’ for August 2017

With innovative features like a four-bolt connection system utilizing a patent-pending barrel extension, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrer group, ambidextrous controls, a modular charging handle and a cold-hammer-forged barrel, the DD5V2 — although built around a traditional AR — establishes a new tradition in 7.62mm NATO rifles.

Watch the DD5V2 in action above at the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous, which took place at the Gateway Canyons resort in Colorado.

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Daniel Defense DD5V2 Specifications

  • Caliber: 7.62 x 51mm / .308 WinchesterMuzzle
  • Thread: 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • Gas System: Rifle
  • Barrel Length: 18 inches
  • Profile: S2W® [Strength-to-Weight]
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds
  • Length: 35 3/8 inches – 39 inches

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