Unveiled at SHOT Show in January, Daniel Defense’s new Delta 5 rifle is already winning hearts, most recently earning the title of official bolt gun in the 2019 Precision Rifle Series.
The Delta 5 features a bolt action design chambered in .308 Win, 6.5mm Creedmor and 7mm-08 Rem. The rifle sports a user-interchangeable, stainless cold hammer forged barrel that offers suppressor ready threads measuring 5/8 x 24. Daniel Defense further outfits the Delta 5 with an adjustable single-stage Timney Elite Hunter trigger.
Kicking up the adjustability, the Delta 5 also brings user-configurable cheek risers to the table with a buttstock height and length of pull which can also be altered to better fit shooters’ bodies. The Delta 5’s barrel varies based on caliber but averages between 20-inches and 24-inches. Overall weights also vary but hover around the 9-pound mark.
“We combined the modularity of our AR platform with the custom features the pros use,” Daniel Defense said in an email.
Daniel Defense announced the Delta 5’s inclusion as the official bolt gun of the 2019 Precision Rifle Series Friday. The Precision Rifle Series began in 2012 as a means to organize precision rifle shooters and competitions.
“The Precision Rifle Series was created to organize a championship style point series race of the best precision rifle competitions and shooters in the nation,” the organization said on its site. “Scores are formulated and recorded to track the status, profile and ranking of shooters bringing more exposure to shooters and the sport alike in an effort to grow the popularity of rifle competitions and sport throughout the nation.”
PRS boasts more than a thousand members with over 30 matches offered each year.