Daniel Defense has released a new 308 Winchester rifle designed specifically for North American hunters: The Daniel Defense Ambush 308 in Kryptek Highlander. MSRP: $2949.
At the rifle’s core is a free-floating, 18-inch cold hammer forged barrel, which comes standard with Daniel Defense’s Superior Suppression Device Extended, for reduced muzzle-flash. This barrel connects directly to the upper receiver and free-floating KeyMod handguard with a 4-Bolt Connection System and patent-pending barrel extension. DD claims this results in increased stability, better accuracy, and reduced weight.
The Ambush 308 is fed via a bolt carrier group featuring a redesigned geometry and a slick, low-friction coating that ensure smooth, reliable feeding under most any circumstances.
Ambidextrous controls make operating the rifle — including dropping the magazine, releasing the bolt, and switching the safety selector — intuitive and comfortable for right- and left-handed shooters. The charging handle is also ambidextrous, as well as user-configurable, and can be set up on either side with a larger or smaller handle to accommodate magnified optics or iron sights for a snag-free setup.
A 2-Stage Geissele Super Semi-Automatic (SSA) Trigger is the fire-control let-off. The configurable Daniel Defense Ambush 308 has an overall length between 35.375 inchest and 39 inches, depending on buttstock adjustment, and weighs 8.6 pounds empty. Its rail system features a 15-inch Picatinny top rail and KeyMods at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. The rifle is available in multiple colors and patterns, including Kryptek Highlander, with plans to offer it in Realtree Xtra pattern soon.
Daniel Defense is located in Black Creek, Georgia.