dark storm ds-10 hunter rifle
(Photo by Dark Storm Industries)

New York-based Dark Storm Industries is expanding its Hunter rifle series with the new DS-10 Hunter. Chambered in .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor with an 18-inch barrel, the DS-10 Hunter sports a custom Next G2 camo finish and ships out with a Magpul PMAG 20-round magazine. There’s also a state-compliant version with a fixed mag built on the company’s DS-10 FX lower with a non-detachable Lancer L7 10-round mag. MSRP on the rifle $1,395. The 6.5 Creedmoor version is priced at $1,445. Press release below.

The Hunter, an AR-style, mid-length gas system rifle is designed and built using DSI’s DS-10 billet 7075 aluminum lower receiver and a DSI billet upper with forward assist and an ejection port cover. The DSI Ultralight Narrow Profile M-Lok 15″ forearm offers plenty of area to add a light, vertical grip or bipod.

DSI puts a precedence on performance and accuracy. The .308 Hunter features a DSI 18 nitrite finished 4150 Chromoly threaded barrel and a DSI steel thread protector. The barrel features a 1:10 twist in .308 Winchester or a 1:8 twist in 6.5 Creedmoor. DSI finishes the DS-10 Hunter rifle platform by putting it all together on a Magpul MOE rifle stock with an integral sling loop, optional dual-side front and real QD mounting points, anti-slip rubberized butt-pad and an internal storage compartment easily accessible through the rear storage door. The Hogue Overmolded rubber pistol grip offers all the comfort of a rubber over molding, but with the durability of a fiberglass core. The no-slip grip with palm swells and finger grooves allow the user to have a comfortable, but positive, grip in any environmental condition.

“A lot of customers request our rifles in .308. Whether it is for hunting large game or personal defense, the .308 caliber is very accurate for short to mid distances and its comfortable recoil makes it pretty popular,” Ed Newman, co-founder and owner of Dark Storm Industries said.

The DS-10 Standard Hunter in .308 finished in the Next G2 camo and Magpul PMAG 20-round magazine is available for an MSRP of $1,395.00. DSI also offers a restricted state version with a fixed magazine built on their patented DS-10 FX lower with a non-detachable Lancer L7 10-round magazine (a 5-round limiter is available and sold separately.) Both configurations are available in 6.5 Creedmoor with an MSRP of $1,445.

DS-10 Hunter Features

  • DS-10 Billet 7075 Aluminum Lower Receiver
  • DS-10 Billet Upper Receiver w/ Forward Assit and Ejection Port Cover
  • DSI Charging Handle
  • DSI Safety Selector
  • DS-10 Phos-Chrome Bolt Carrier Group
  • DSI Ultralight Narrow Profile M-Lok 15″ Forearm
  • DSI Steel Micro Gas Block
  • Mid Length Gas System
  • DSI 18″ .308 Winchester Threaded 1:10 Nitrite Barrel
  • DSI Steel Thread Protector
  • Magpul PMAG 20 Round Magazine
  • Magpul MOE Rifle Stock
  • Hogue Overmolded Rubber Pistol Grip
  • Optic Ready (sights not included)
  • Trigger Lock

For more information, visit dark-storm.com.

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