DD might have a bit higher premium than some of the other normal high quality brands like LMT, Colt, and BCM. But they're most definitely a very viable choice. Sure maybe a couple of 100$ more but that's the buyer's decision. I personally use BCM it's all i have and the price i right for me. My point is if i went to a store looking for a carbine and they didn't have BCM but had DD for around the same price i wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
"Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."
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