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Daniel Defense AR question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Balrog, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Balrog

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    I am looking to get a Daniel Defense AR.

    I am down to either the DDM4 V7 and DDM4 V7 SLW.

    The SLW is a lighter weight gun which I like. It has a lightweight profile barrel that is 14.5" long with an extended flash hider so it is not an SBR.

    The standard V7 has government profile barrel which is 16" and has a normal length flash hider.

    The weight difference is about 1/2 pound.

    I really am wanting to get a lightweight build, and then keep it simple and light by probably just adding an Aimpoint T1 red dot and nothing else.

    Which of these two would you pick and why?

    How much if any accuracy and/or velocity loss will I take with the 14.5" barrel of the SLW?
     
  2. Hokie_PhD

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    Right now I don’t have the money to spend that kind of money so I’d say neither. Plus I enjoy tinkering and putting together my own ARs.

    That said not everyone is like me. So I’d say get the one that brings you the most pleasure. Or consider getting some parts and doing a budget build then see what you like and what you don’t like, then spend the big bucks on the DD once you’re sure of what you want (and if the builder bug doesn’t bite you)

    If I’m not mistaken you won’t lose accuracy with that barrel if it’s a quality one as that’s a function of the quality of the barrel not the length. You’ll loose a little velocity with the shorter barrel but that’ll be a function of your ammo.

    Typically longer barrels are for longer range shots.
     
  3. SharpDog

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    I got a DDM4V5 because it was lighter. The entire setup as pictured (unloaded) is exactly 8 lbs. I have since added a 6.5G upper and kept the weight the same.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Balrog

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    Long range shots are not really the plan for this rifle. I want it to be light and quick handling for shots of 100 to 150 yards max. I am shooting for a total weight of about 6.5 pounds including optic.
     
  5. marksman13

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    At 100-150 yards, you won’t really notice the velocity loss, but the shorter rifle will feel much more maneuverable. If it were me, I’d go with the SLW for your given purposes.
     
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  6. FredWyn

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    What kind of scope is that? I've never seen a scope that looks like that offer that kind of eye relief.
     
  7. SharpDog

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    That is a Leupold Firedot scout scope 1.5-5x. I can use the very bright dot in the center much like a red dot. Basically I got this because I cannot afford a VCOG.

    Optics-07-Vanguard-300x214.jpg
    Leupold’s VX-R Scout FireDot: A New Age Scout Scope:
    https://gundigest.com/gear-ammo/leupolds-vx-r-scout-firedot-new-age-scout-scope

    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/compact-scopes/vx-r-1-5-5x33mm-scout


    https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-1-5-5x33mm-Riflescope-FireDot-Reticle/dp/B00M44NL2Y
     
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  8. Obturation
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    Ive got the exact same rifle, have a eotech on it and have a magnifier i can add if i feel i need it. Love it, havent had any issues. I recommend getting a more traditional barrel length . For a light weight 100 yard rifle maybe a pistol caliber ar may be the ticket for you, really like the looks of the cmmg banshee in 10mm, 5# 9oz with less blast and fair amount of power.
     
  9. Mosin Bubba

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    I think you already know what you want, you just want us to tell you it. :)
     
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  10. Balrog

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    OK so I think over the weekend have definitely decided to go with the V7 SLW. Now the only question is should I get it in black or in Deep Woods Green?

    I can't tell if deep woods green is really green like olive or if it is a dark green? Anyone seen Deep Woods Green in person?
     
  11. Varminterror

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    Personally, I don’t care for P&W 14.5” barrels. If I’m carrying 16” of length, I want it doing something for me.

    I’d get the green over the black. So many AR’s are black, the green is a little more unique.
     
  12. entropy

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    I agree with Varminterror about the 14.5 barrel, but for the parameters you listed, the SLW makes more sense.
     
  13. JudgeHolden10

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    Let us know what you think of it when it arrives. I bought one back in 2015, and I was kind of surprised at how much more expensive they are now.
     
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