Official (DTA) SRS, HTI, Covert, Hunter Thread

Kopfjager1

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I ordered a .30 cal derlin bore guide from Brownells (below, wasn't able to insert a link). Fits really well, goes the length of the receiver, but I did have to Dremel a notch out for it to go pass the bolt inside the top of the receiver. The DT bore guide had too much play in it, I was feeling my cleaning rod flex and scrape against the rifiling, especially my .264 rod.

Ease of zero adjustment was definitely a top priority for scope choice. I have a Vortex Razor G2 and its relatively simple, and you can mark your zeroes for each caliber on the inside of the turret. I've been wanting a Tangent Theta for the longest time, however the reticle choices have not been great, until they just released this new reticle, and I'll be making the switch once it's released. Never touched a Kahles, but they seem just as simple as the Razor G2s

Also, if anyone is following, SWS ( Suppressed Weapon Systems) released a integrally suppressed DT barrel for 2200. Which would probably be the solution for most of you covert dudes wanting a suppressor in the forend. I wonder if they'll do 16" barrels?

https://www.brownells.com/gun-clean...08-30-06-family-sku749002930-34251-66661.aspx
 
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2200 would be more then i would want to spend on a barrel with a life expectancy. Cool idea but they need a way to make the suppressed portion something that can be moved barrel to barrel.
 
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LA or SA the DT will do it - accurately. Caliber swaps with a small recorded adjustment is no biggie. I'm just spit balling here but I bet you can drive both a manual and automatic transmission. Not great but a pretty fair comparison to getting used to the bullpup design, even left handed. Couple of 100 repetitions maybe? The DT is shorter, lighter and easier to use than my old standard BA designs. Still great rifles but the BPDT has some distinct advantages that you have to use to truly understand. My .02...
 

Jeffd

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Forgot to mention,
How are you guys cleaning the barrel?
Since you can't clean it like a conventional action with the rod guide.
Are cleaning from the muzzle end or removing the barrel?
Is the rear pad removable so you can slide in the rod guide?
Remove the rear butt pad, spacer and bolt and use a DT bore guide. Easy
 
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Again guys appreciate all the input,will definitely be looking into an A1 soon.
where are you guys getting yours from?
Is it better to buy the chassis only and barrels from SAC or someone else in terms of accuracy?
 

Bradu

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Again guys appreciate all the input,will definitely be looking into an A1 soon.
where are you guys getting yours from?
Is it better to buy the chassis only and barrels from SAC or someone else in terms of accuracy?
I like dealing with Rob from Special Purpose Rifles. Factory barrels shoot great but it's hard to beat a custom barrel so you get exactly what you want.
 
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Kopfjager1

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The barrel length is not fixed, but is largely determined by caliber rifling length requirements. The rifle pictured on the website is a 28" overall barrel length with 20" of rifling. 26"-30" is a common length due to most long action cartridge rifling length requirements for proper velocity, but many short action calibers can be quite short with minimal, if any, velocity/performance loss. Really, any customer requested overall length within reason can be built. Overall length is determined by the customers desired rifling length + 8".


Finished barrel diameter is is 1.25", which is actually the exterior of the titanium sleeve over the barrel. The 28" barrel in .308 on the website weighs 3.8 lbs, which is lighter then the factory desert tech barrel if I remember correctly.


We can chamber any caliber that reasonably feeds from the Desert Tech magazine, though this is tentative as we currently only have experience with .308.

Please let me know of any other questions you may have.


Frank Charuk

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waveslayer

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Forgot to mention,
How are you guys cleaning the barrel?
Since you can't clean it like a conventional action with the rod guide.
Are cleaning from the muzzle end or removing the barrel?
Is the rear pad removable so you can slide in the rod guide?
Cleaning is easy, I just remove the barrel and clean the action when I need to. Its easier then a typical rifle .
 
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Does anyone have any accuracy reports with factory 300win and 338L barrels
Is there a huge difference in accuracy between factory barrels and the Bartlein and other brands offered by the other smiths?
 
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Fun project we did. Will probably make the game warden take a double look.
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@romeo_whiskey338lm
I’m pretty sure I have the most badass muzzle loader out there. Definitely the most tactical. This is my @desert_tech custom SRS-A1 Muzzloader. Built by @estactical in .45. Shooting 372 gr. Parker Bullets at 2600 FPS. 115 grains of Blackhorn 209 by weight. That’s a 200 yard group I shot without swabbing the bore. #elkhunter
 

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Fun project we did. Will probably make the game warden take a double look.
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@romeo_whiskey338lm
I’m pretty sure I have the most badass muzzle loader out there. Definitely the most tactical. This is my @desert_tech custom SRS-A1 Muzzloader. Built by @estactical in .45. Shooting 372 gr. Parker Bullets at 2600 FPS. 115 grains of Blackhorn 209 by weight. That’s a 200 yard group I shot without swabbing the bore. #elkhunter
What case are you using?
 
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ES-Tactical, that is a very interesting muzzle loader set up , do you plan on selling conversions? Your receiver or skins and handguard look different. I like it. Definitely most badass.
 
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Fun project we did. Will probably make the game warden take a double look.
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@romeo_whiskey338lm
I’m pretty sure I have the most badass muzzle loader out there. Definitely the most tactical. This is my @desert_tech custom SRS-A1 Muzzloader. Built by @estactical in .45. Shooting 372 gr. Parker Bullets at 2600 FPS. 115 grains of Blackhorn 209 by weight. That’s a 200 yard group I shot without swabbing the bore. #elkhunter
Did you make the custom handguard from an original?
 

Sonic Crack

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FYI- looks like SAC is getting close with the lefty .223 conversion kits
I wouldnt get too excited. The 223 parts were allready being made by another party (RH stuff). LH stuff might be in solid works phase. Now they are gona do it themselves? I would guess its gona take some time to get that figured out and going from scratch.
 

Kopfjager1

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The handguard and receiver was talked about on here 20-30 pages back. It was machined for one of dudes working for DT, I want to say the owner is Russ Wallis or Jeff Woods. I can't remember, but there's no plans for it to be ever done for anyone else.

It was machined for maximum weight loss without being detrimental to the rigidity of the receiver. If you notice the skins are different too.
 

Conrad

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What’s the lightest A1 barrel you’ve seen, and how was it done? I have a 25” 6.5 creed straight skinny taper that is about 3.9 lbs with extension. Obviously the covert barrels can shave more weight, but thinking along the lines of hunting magnums that benefit from 24”+ barrels.
 

cro789

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I had ES Tactical build me a LH twist 1-10 .308 23" barrel. I can tell you I have found it very easy to shoot. I am a right hand shooter and with the recoil the scope comes right back on target much easier. I have done a couple of .250 groups with only 216 rounds. This thing is sweet. The guys at ES Tactical are super and will help you any way they can. Highly recommend them for all of our work.
 
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What’s the lightest A1 barrel you’ve seen, and how was it done? I have a 25” 6.5 creed straight skinny taper that is about 3.9 lbs with extension. Obviously the covert barrels can shave more weight, but thinking along the lines of hunting magnums that benefit from 24”+ barrels.
There is no reason that after the shank we couldn't copy a #3 or #4 contour forward. The majority of the weight is in the shank.
 

Sonic Crack

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What’s the lightest A1 barrel you’ve seen, and how was it done? I have a 25” 6.5 creed straight skinny taper that is about 3.9 lbs with extension. Obviously the covert barrels can shave more weight, but thinking along the lines of hunting magnums that benefit from 24”+ barrels.

My 22 cal barrel is 4 lb 15oz with TBAC brake, 26”
 

Hondo616

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Speaking of barrels with decent sized holes in them how many of you guys have been keeping track of the 8.6/ .338creed stuff going on over at Q I'm thinking that when things kick off a 16" covert with a can would be a pretty sweet setup for that round.
 
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Speaking of barrels with decent sized holes in them how many of you guys have been keeping track of the 8.6/ .338creed stuff going on over at Q I'm thinking that when things kick off a 16" covert with a can would be a pretty sweet setup for that round.
I've watched it a bit. It will need SAAMI approval and factory ammo before I get too excited.
 

Hondo616

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I've watched it a bit. It will need SAAMI approval and factory ammo before I get too excited.
From what I have heard he already has Hornady backing on the ammo and is actually working with them. Heard through Q instagram they are working together to get reliability in gas guns and keep the round affordable.
 
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Couldn't find this information in Google or Bing searches, posting for those curious

Desert Tech Hard Target Interdiction Length of Pull
I get 16 13/16" in line with the trigger
I get 16 15/16" in line with the barrel, where the butt pad is thickest.
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Keywords
DT HTI LOP
DTA HTI LOP
 
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Pretty stoked to have just picked up my first SRS A1. Have been eyeing one for quite some time and was able to convince the wifey to finally let me get one.
Previous owner had DT time it for both handguards for a quick switch without needing the tool.
I'll be shooting 6.5cm and 300wm.
Here's a couple pics-
 

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Pretty stoked to have just picked up my first SRS A1. Have been eyeing one for quite some time and was able to convince the wifey to finally let me get one.
Previous owner had DT time it for both handguards for a quick switch without needing the tool.
I'll be shooting 6.5cm and 300wm.
Here's a couple pics-
Well dang, I bought the covert handguard with tool. Wonder how they timed it to make it work without the tool
 
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Well dang, I bought the covert handguard with tool. Wonder how they timed it to make it work without the tool
I'm a noob to the platform so I have no idea. I'm sure coldbore or someone else can chine in on that. I just unscrewed the 4mm bolt, took out the key, threaded on the HG and it was spot on for each.
 

biffj

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The easiest way with the older gen 1 rifles was to face off the rear of the handguard to line up when it was properly timed. Same way we do brakes, suppressors (for some) and anything else that needs timing. With the Gen II I'm not sure its necessary. The internal threaded piece will keep turning in the receiver til the handguard bottoms out as far as I know. You just need the tool to do it.

Frank
 
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Does anyone know by chance what gunsmith Oakland Tactical uses to spin their custom DT barrels and what blanks they use?
Sent them an email but never heard back.
Curious on these details as I've been talking with a gentleman here who has one for sale.
Appreciate the help!