New Daniel Defense SBR and .308 Offerings—SHOT Show 2017

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Daniel Defense is staying strong in the SBR game this year with the DDM4V7S. Building on the Daniel Defense military heritage of 11.5 inch barrels, this new model features a free-floating rail with MLOK attachment points the length of the hand guard at seven positions. This, coupled with a full-length picatinny rail on top, gives you plenty of options for all the adds-ons you could possibly need. The barrel is a government contour, thick enough to do some serious shooting before it gets hot. Balanced with the new handguard, the rifle still feels very light. In fact, it is the lightest SBR Daniel Defense has ever made.  Standard equipment on this model is the Daniel Defense buttstock and pistol grip, which I have raved about elsewhere. 1679.

The author had a chance to go hands-on with the new DDM4V7S SBR at the 2017 SHOT Show.


  • Chambering: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 11.5 inches
  • OA Length: 26 ¾- 29 7/8th inches
  • Grips: Daniel Defense
  • Sights: N/A
  • Action: Semi Auto
  • Finish: Matte black
  • MSRP: $1,679.00


  • Chambering: 7.62 NATO
  • Barrel: 18 inches
  • OA Length: 35 3/8th – 39 inches
  • Grips: Daniel Defense
  • Sights: N/A
  • Action: Semi Auto
  • Finish: Matte black
  • MSRP: $3,044.00

The new DD5V2 was also on display at the 2017 SHOT Show. Image courtesy of the manufacturer.

On the precision side of the house, Daniel Defense hasn’t been slacking either. New this year is the DD5V2, a .308 caliber powerhouse with an 18-inch barrel. Considering the group I shot with the 5.56 they sent out earlier this year, I am really intrigued by how accurate this monster may be. There is a lot going on with the outside of this gun: great ergonomics etc. But the real story to me is how they re-engineered the bolt to fix all the problems inherent to an issued military gun. That was a total lemon. Starts with an M. Ends in 110. That gun use to shear bolt lugs all the time, if you could keep the trigger group from falling out long enough to shoot, that is. Daniel Defense applied some hard core science nerd to all the dimensions of the bolt and BCG, and the result is spectacular. If you are in the market for a gas-operated .308, this is an excellent choice.

Price & Availability

Both the DDM4V7S and the DD5V2 should be available now, and the pricing for the former is an MSRP of $1,679 while the MSRP of the latter is $3,044. Keep an eye out for full reviews here in the future.

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  • Souperbee February 14, 2017, 9:11 pm

    Way too much! For that kind of price it should have nice optics too.

  • John February 7, 2017, 7:13 pm

    That price tag is definitely a little EXCESSIVE!!! I just put together an Aero for about $1300!

  • Matt Wright February 7, 2017, 6:02 pm

    Daniel Defense has always been cool and a little pricey but 3k for the .308 is rediculous. It doesn’t really seem to be special in any way. It should probably be priced around $1800-$2000 if they want to sell any. I have 2k in my m&p10 after all the accessories , think i will stick to that. And mine looks much cooler too with the troy handguard and scar muzzle brake,etc,etc.. I do like their sbr, however i would just piece together my own sbr instead of paying $1700 for one that you still are going to buy a bunch of aftermarket parts for anyway to make it “your own”.

  • Alan February 7, 2017, 12:41 pm

    Wow, that’s just friggin crazy.
    3 GRAND for an ‘AR’ platform .308?!?!?!?!?!?!? With NO sights?!?!?!?!
    Again, I have one with free float forearm, nitride coated barrel and bolt for around 1300. COMPLETE!!!
    A damn good trigger is only around 2 bills.
    Sheesh, talk about seeing someone coming!!!!

  • Craig February 7, 2017, 9:02 am

    I actually own a DD5V1 and I absolutely love it. The stock really isn’t as bad as people say. Just take a little time to get used to it but I really like it now since it is different than all of my other buddy’s black guns.. I am assuming that the V2 version is relatively the same gun with a few minor updates, so I would highly recommend this gun if you can stomach the price tag.

  • flintman50 February 7, 2017, 8:59 am

    ghezz…north of 3K for the DD5V2…Like MC Hammer says “can’t touch this”….I guess I’ll have to stick with my AP4 GII…

  • Ernie February 7, 2017, 7:17 am

    Spec wise, the DDM4V7S (geez… they couldn’t think of a longer friggin’ nomenclature?) appears to be a very competent SBR. However, if I were to ever buy one the first thing that would go would be that godforsaken sorry excuse for a stock. Not sure what DD was thinking when they designed that thing, but whoever gave the green light for that monstrosity needs to get fired. Other than that it seems to be good to go.

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