Daniel Defense is now taking pre-orders for their improved Delta 5 Pro precision bolt-action chassis rifles. The Pro series was announced at the top of this year and is built for competition and long-range shooting.
Chambered for 6mm and 6.5mm Creedmoor and .308 Winchester, the Delta 5 Pro is tailored for Precision Rifle Series, or PRS, competitions, in addition to other shooting roles. PRS rifle must have a $2,500 or lower retail price and the Delta 5 Pro squeezes right in at $2,499 across the board.
That being said, the Delta 5 Pro was built to offer custom quality at a production price, so many of these features will appeal to non-competitive shooters as well.
The Delta 5 Pro uses a 3-lug action with a modular M-Lok chassis. The forend is scalloped to let shooters mount optics with large objective lenses closer to the bore. In addition to the six rows of M-Lok slots, the bottom of the handguard doubles as an Area 419 Arcalock rail for rapid-adjusting bipods and other accessories.
The receiver has a 20 MOA rail for optics and a bridge on the forend for night vision or thermal setups. The chassis offers a large extended magwell that doubles as a standoff for shooting from barriers without risking putting pressure on the magazine. All Delta 5 Pro models use AICS-pattern mags and ship with a 10-round Magpul magazine.
Daniel Defense paid a lot of attention to the chassis and stock and that may be one of the biggest standout features of the Pro series. The stock takes “fully adjustable” to a new level with an adjustable cheekpiece and buttplate that can also be cambered in addition to set at various heights and lengths.
The chassis uses AR-pattern grips which are simple and easy to customize and even has an adjustable, swappable gas pedal thumb rest. It also has 10 quick-detach sling points for any number of sling configurations.
Like other Delta 5 rifles the Pro models feature cold hammer-forged barrels with a heavy Palma profile. New for the Pro rifles is an optional “Varmint” profile which is a tapered bull barrel that adds a lot of mass and has improved thermal characteristics.
The Varmint profile is offered on Delta Pro rifles with 26-inch barrels chambered for 6mm and 6.5mm Creedmoor. The 20-inch .308 Winchester and 24-inch 6.5mm Creedmoor models retain the Palma profile. Rifles with the Palma barrels weigh in around 11 pounds, give or take, while the Varmint rifles weigh a bit over 13 pounds.
All of the Delta 5 Pros are threaded for 5/8-24 muzzle devices and come with an Area 419 muzzle brake. Finally, rounding things out, each action comes with a Timney Elite Hunter trigger.
Every Delta 5 Pro from Daniel Defense comes with a half-MOA accuracy guarantee, ensuring that these guns will keep up with you whether you’re shooting for sport, competition or game.
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