Daniel Defense 7.62 Release Date Draws Near

Phil White
by Phil White

There’s been a good deal of anticipation of the release of the new Daniel Defense 7.62. DD is giving us a bit of info at a time so we still don’t know the name of this new 7.62 rifle or the release date. My guess is six weeks but that’s just a guess based on past experience watching new product releases.

Daniel Defense has given us a video sneak peek here. Video preview

This information was released today by Daniel Defense:

Daniel Defense 7.62 Release Date Draws Near

Black Creek, GA- July 10, 2015- Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced that it has completed one of its final testing phases of the highly anticipated Daniel Defense 7.62 model.

This is a groundbreaking platform, engineered by using over a decade of expertise from Daniel Defense engineers and designers, that will set a new standard for those demanding the increased range and terminal ballistics the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge offers. One of the final testing phases has been completed which included over 10,000 rounds of live fire.

“The only way to guarantee quality firearms is by doing it right the first time”, said Marty Daniel, President and CEO of Daniel Defense. “We want to exceed our customer’s expectations and this means we are putting our new 7.62 through the same vigorous testing all of our rifles go through.”

About Daniel Defense

Located in Black Creek, Georgia. Daniel Defense is a leading manufacturer of premium firearms, rail systems, and accessories. Its iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision and world-class customer service. President and CEO, Marty Daniel founded Daniel Defense, which created rails and accessories for the AR-15 platform in small batches. Now with two locations and a combined 137,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Daniel Defense continues to make the world’s leading firearms for civilian, law enforcement and military customers.

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Phil White
Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I'm retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: pete.m@staff.thefirearmblog.com you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.

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  • Tazman66gt Tazman66gt on Jul 13, 2015

    First picture the guy looks constipated

  • Budogunner Budogunner on Jul 13, 2015

    Is this going to be Armalite pattern, DPMS pattern, or "other" (a la Palmetto State Armory)?

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    • BoHeck BoHeck on Jul 15, 2015

      @Treiz Neither... DD pattern. Which to me, is a dumb move. It is not a G2, I have seen it, the receivers are quite large like a standard AR-10.