Mounted on the bottom, the laser is centered with the bore laterally, and I only have to account for the laser beam emitting one inch below the bore vertically. The DDM4 series is infinitely configurable, so I’ll talk about the options I chose for this rifle here. It has a slightly gritty short take-up, followed by a reasonably crisp break. The DDM4 rail, shown here with a LaserMax UNI-MAX ES on the bottom rail with remote activation pad on the right side rail.


I like the fact that it’s a different option with unique capabilities. Later in this series, I’ll dive into more factory loads and details on the hand loads, but for now, know that the hand loads included 110-grain target and hunting projectiles, 125- and 135-grain Sierra MatchKings, 150 grain full metal jacket bullets, 168 grain Sierra MatchKings, 220 grain MatchKings and 245-grain lead bullets. The rifle includes a Magpul MOE six-position butt stock. 3) and most importantly …….. the holy-grail of 300 BLK powder – A1680, if you can find it. Using a normal support hand grip up front, I can choose to squeeze the laser activation pad or not. The DDM4 V7 features a direct impingement gas system, a mid-length gas tube and a pinned low-profile gas block that’s CNC machined out of 4140 hardened steel and hard phosphate coated. As the Specwar is rated for full power 7.62, there is no need to take it off when shooting supersonic 300 Blackout loads, but I have the option if I want to lose the weight and length of the silencer. All rights reserved. Quick Detach holes are on both sides of the DDM4 rail, front and back. The default muzzle device is a Daniel Defense 1.875-inch flash suppressor, but you can choose from a variety of flash suppressors and muzzle climb mitigators. The Magpul stock has multiple sling loops and a padded butt plate cover for better traction and recoil reduction, not that 300 Blackout recoil is heavy. For accuracy testing, I went nuts and loaded almost two dozen variations of projectile weights, powders and primers. The high speed supersonic crowd gets bent out of shape because, in their words, the 300 Blackout…, “Doesn’t have the same energy or reliability as the 7.62×39 AK-47 round.” It's got me thinking. We’ll be looking at scopes in detail in a future article, but one fun option was this Weaver KASPA with CIRT reticle.

On the test rifle, a DDM4v5 300 AAC Blackout, it’s a 12-inch rail. The Daniel Defense rifle comes preconfigured with a vertical fore grip. Daniel Defense rifles and carbines are known worldwide for being some of the finest around, by no means “Entry Level” in terms of pricing and quality. I’ve shot the Gorilla 208 grain A-MAX and it works like a champ in this carbine length gas system rifle.

When used with a suppressor, the sound level is very, very quiet. The 6.8 is nice and you can make cases from 10mm’s brass but look how much that costs! You might say Daniel Defense rifles are built from the parts up. I’m doing an article on loads for the 300 AAC Blackout as part of this series, so I’ll keep experimenting with various factory and hand loads to see what type of accuracy performance I can extract out of this gun. The Daniel Defense DDM4v5 comes with the… DDM4 rail. Buzz, There is absolutely no reason to buy a government profile barrel over a LW barrel. That almost always tightens up the groups a little. Personal accountability rocks! Thank you.
With the low cost of modern EDM manufacturing techniques there is absolutely no excuse (short of greed) not to include a first rate fire control mechanism. These are cool, and I generally like them on a home defense or short-range gun. Also, consider a Battlecomp in place of the flash hider. If the mounting solution is the only difference, this is essentially a keymod vs MLOK thread, of which there are already plenty. The Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 rifle is one of the Company’s top products, integrating several of the most sought-after features for an AR-15 style firearm. The LaserMax UNI-MAX mounted on the bottom rail is low profile and does not interfere with shooting from a rest. A handload using 220-grain Sierra MatchKing bullets performed exceptionally well. I could not get any of the 245 lead bullets to cycle, but then again, I was not able to obtain any A1680. Outstanding rifle and quality. The Daniel Defense V7 is the first rifle in the DDM4 lineup to feature the M-LOK attachment technology with the Daniel Defense MFR 15.0 rail. An online platform dedicated to information about guns and shooting activities, as well as technical and cultural knowledge, for a better understanding and responsible approach to the gun world and its rules. But you learn, my God do you learn.

When it comes to rifles, ground up really refers to barrel out. One big drawback to shooting 300 Blackout is ammo cost and availability. everyone needs.

Built around a Cold Hammer Forged, 16” barrel, the V7 has a DD improved Flash Suppressor to reduce flash signature. Earlier, I mentioned that this rifle has a mil-spec trigger, so I’m confident groups could be tightened up a bit with an upgraded trigger. Accuracy testing was done using a Leupold Mark 4 MR/T 1.5-5x20mm 300 Blackout scope.

It’s an extremely low-profile laser unit with a remote activation pad.

You can find ammo that launches a 110-grain projectile near 2,500 feet per second, a 245-grain projectile at 1,000 feet per second and everything in between. The DDM4 V7 is built around a CNC machined, 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower receiver, and available several finishes including the dark earth Cerakoted “MilSpec+” and the stenciled “Rattlecan” inspired by the natural design of reptile skin scales.