By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
April 10, 2019
Last updated on 4/10/19.
Well, this is a first, at least for Daniel Defense (DD). DD’s branching out for the first time from the AR (AR-15) rifle world with a bold new foray into tactical bolt-action rifles with the new Daniel Defense DD Delta 5 modular .308 Win./6.5 Creedmoor tactical bolt-action rifle/carbine with “interchangeable cold hammer forged barrel” and “user-configurable stock” (buttstock). It’s just a good-looking little bolt-action rifle package, and DefenseReview (DR) was glad to come across it at SHOT Show 2019.
The key to the Delta 5’s mojo would appear to be that interchangeable “Heavy Palma”-profile barrel system, which allows the end-user to go from .308 Winchester config to 6.5 Creedmoor config pretty quickly, along with its 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch) barrel threading for mounting a muzzle can (silencer/sound suppressor).
DR should perhaps also mention that DD’s got an interactive website dedicated to the Delta 5 rifle that’s worth checking out.
Editor’s Note: Defense Review hasn’t yet T&E’d the DD Delta 5 Rifle at the range, but we’d love to have DR writer/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch or one of our precision-rifle-shooting-specialist contacts test and evaluate it for us at some point. At the moment, we’re only going on what we saw of it at SHOT Show.
Anyway, here are all the specs on it, straight from Daniel Defense’s website:
“BARREL: User-interchangeable, stainless steel cold hammer forged to contour
ACTION: Mechanically bedded stainless steel action with integral recoil lug
BOLT: Three-lug bolt with a 60 degree throw and floating bolt head
BOLT KNOB: 5/16 – 24″ removable bolt knob
TRIGGER: Adjustable single stage Timney Elite Hunter with two position safety (1.5 – 4 lbs)
PICATINNY SCOPE BASE: 20 MOA/ 5.8 MRAD of elevation with four #10-32 bolts
BOTTOM METAL: Integrated with pillars and barrier stop
ERGONOMIC STOCK: Constructed of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer
ADJUSTABLE CHEEK RISER: For preferred height, yaw, and drift
CONFIGURABLE BUTTSTOCK: Offers length of pull and butt pad height adjustments
ATTACHMENT: 14 total M-LOK points along forend with one point on bottom of buttstock
QUICK DETACH: Three M-LOK QD sling points
CAPACITY: Five round PMAG 5 7.62 AC – AICS Short Action magazine included”
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