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    Site Admin & **Team Gunsnet Silver 12/2012** Richard Simmons's Avatar

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    Question Opinions please.

    Sportsmans Warehouse has the Daniel Defense DD5V1 .308 rifle on sale for $1,799.99. Cash price for the same rifle at Bud's Guns is $2,892.00. Looks like a great deal assuming DD makes a better rifle than Palmetto State Armory at $700.
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    I don't know if the Palmetto rifle has a pinned gas block. But I don't know if the Daniel Defense does either. I would think it does, but I don't know???

    Some folks don't worry if they have a pinned block or not. I prefer them to be pinned.

    I think if the two were laid side by side for comparison, the Daniel Defense would probably be the "better rifle"...

    Out of the two prices though, I would go with the Palmetto. You could change out the butt stock to a Daniel Defense and put a Magpul grip on it and still be way ahead on coin...

    All that being said, I only have experience with .556 items from Palmetto. Seen a lot of people bash them, but I've seen a lot more who are happy with Palmetto. Personally, I like them.

    May be more opinion than you needed or wanted. But that's mine...

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    Thanks for the reply Darrell. Not sure about the gas block. Here's what DD shows about their rifle.

    https://danieldefense.com/firearms/d...d5v1-1424.html
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    $1800 seems more correct for a well made AR-10 style rifle. I can't imagine the corners cut to get the price down to $700.

    That's a great deal considering the MSRP is over $3000!

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    That's what I'm thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imanaknut View Post
    $1800 seems more correct for a well made AR-10 style rifle. I can't imagine the corners cut to get the price down to $700.
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    I'm guessing a big part is the barrel, bolt & carrier maybe the trigger & furniture, oh and the name.
    Wait a minute, other than the upper & lower receiver there isn't much left! I know with AR15 receivers there are only 1-2, maybe 3 producers of forgings probably even fewer for AR10 style receivers ...

    When I built my last one in 6.5CM the the barrel, bolt & carrier were the most expensive single items, but I didn't scrimp on the other parts either ... Put it all together and it adds up fast.

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