It’s a new year and time for a new rifle, right? If that’s you, then you know that you have a big job in front of you looking through so many options to narrow down to decide on your next gun purchase.
But if you already know that you want a precision rifle for your next firearm purchase, then Daniel Defense recently released a rifle which may fit the bill. Michael Arnold writes of his experience shooting the DELTA 5 6.5 Creedmoor,
The Daniel Defense DELTA 5 in 6.5 Creedmoor performed exceptionally well in the role for which it was designed – consistently striking targets at extreme distances. It did this both in the hands of a first-time centerfire shooter as well as those of an experienced shooter. The rifle’s design, including its adjustability and weight, provided stability and excellent ergonomics that helped both of us be consistent almost immediately.
If you’re experienced in distance shooting and precision rifles, then Arnold’s words will likely grab your interest. However, you may not be an experienced shooter and may be wondering how the DELTA 5 will work for you. Arnold shares the experience of someone without distance shooting experience after shooting the DELTA 5:
As stated above, this was Frances’ first time shooting a centerfire rifle. After repeatedly calling ‘impact!’ as she fired at increasingly distant targets, I asked what she was experiencing from the rifle, riflescope and rest.
Her answers were very insightful, because they weren’t coated with an ‘I know what I am doing’ attitude. She stated that she was amazed at how light the recoil was. In fact, she turned to me and grinned and asked why I came home with a bruise after a recent course at the Government Training Institute…
She went on to say that it was amazing how clear the small targets were in the riflescope, even when they were as far away as 715 yards.
We were both extremely impressed by the DELTA 5’s performance. We consistently connected on our shots at distances out past 700 yards (I missed one at 500 yards and she missed one at 700 yards).
Those results speak for themselves. The DELTA 5 (paired with the Hornady ammunition) was extremely accurate at the long-distances for which it was designed.
Daniel Defense claims the DELTA 5 is capable of .5 MOA performance. If you’re someone who loads their own ammunition for precision long range shooting, I have no doubt that’s true.
There you have it: the DELTA 5 performs well even for people without much distance shooting experience. So, if you’re in the market for a precision rifle, the Daniel Defense DELTA 5 in 6.5 Creedmoor may be one to consider.