Desert Tech SRS Gen 1 Upgrades and Compatibility

thedarkknight

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I bought a DTA SRS Gen 1 with an aftermarket 26” 6.5 creedmoor barrel. I was told it was compatible with Gen 1 and Gen 2 kits. How can I confirm before dropping a couple thousand on a kit that may not work? I’m interested in getting either DTAs 338 LM Kit or a Proof Research Carbon Fiber 338 LM barrel and kit. Which is more accurate? I like the idea of carbon fiber barrels for reduced weight or same weight longer barrel and Proof Research has a reputation for good barrels and accuracy. I also want to add a better butt pad and adjustable cheek riser like on the STS A1 but don’t want to buy another chassis. Are there any options for this? What is the best scope is I desire to take the 338 LM to it’s full potential? Don’t see a lot of DTA SRS Gen 1 stuff online, not ones that answer my questions anyways. Hopefully someone can give me some insight.
 
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koshkin

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Gen 2 barrels work with Gen 1 chassis. When you insert the Gen 2 barrel, it references on the pin, but it can rotate a little since the pin is narrower than the notch on the Gen 2 barrel extension. What you need to do is get the bolt into the the barrel extension like you would when chambering a round. That aligns the barrel and the bolt together. Then you tighten the lock screws and you are good to go.

I can't help you with the other questions. Orkan of Primal Rights has a lot of history with the DTA, so perhaps you should check with him.

ILya
 
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thedarkknight

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Gen 2 barrels work with Gen 1 chassis. When you insert the Gen 2 barrel, it references on the pin, but it can rotate a little since the pin is narrower than the notch on the Gen 2 barrel extension. What you need to do is get the bolt into the the barrel extension like you would when chambering a round. That aligns the barrel and the bolt together. Then you tighten the lock screws and you are good to go.

I can't help you with the other questions. Orkan of Primal Rights has a lot of history with the DTA, so perhaps you should check with him.

ILya
How do I get in touch with him to ask?
 
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Buttpad you can do, but your out of luck on the cheek riser. AFAIK. But for what it’s worth I don’t use the riser on my DTA, my shooting buddy doesn’t use his either. The newer buttpadd is definitely nicer though.