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

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Where can I get one? I need a better buttpad for the SRS Gen1. Tired of the meat tenderizer on my shoulder
If that's your only concern just head over to limbsaver's website. Print out the size templates and purchase which part # you like best. You won't find a better butt pad and they are easy enough to install.
 
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I’m trying to decide if I’m replacing my A1 with an A2 for weight savings. I mainly do hunting more than range time. However, the weights listed on the website don’t make sense to me and make me second guess if they are correct. Why would the 338 LM weigh less than 6.5 CM?

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Yeah, I’ve been following DT since they came to market and there’s


They have had little issues the correlate to QC and not design. Had a SRS that would produce excessive metal shavings in the bolt raceway, probably defective coating or salt bath nitriting, whichever they use. There was a bad run of firing pins or bolts, I can’t remember. Bad run of extractors. I had a HTi that would not chamber a 50 round when it arrived, there was a pressfit bushing in the bolt face that was sticking out a quarter inch. How is a weapon test fired at the factory before shipping out when it can’t even chamber a round?

I love their guns, they’re designs are great, usually. But they’re quality control is terrible, and the customer service used to be just as bad, not sure if it still is.

All that said, I’ll probably be buying a A2 soon.
Net65 you are going to give me flashbacks bringing up all the old Gen1 bolt problems. I think everyone could breath a little bit easier when the bolt design changed and we got rid of the bushings in the bolt face. From reading your list everything you mentioned has been addressed, I'm positive you would be much happier now.
 

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Does anyone know if the SRSa1 Covert handguard work on the Desert Tactical SRS Gen 1?
Not sure if you are the same individual I've been speaking with on Facebook but I'll post here as well. I'm a couple days late to this forearm party, but here you go.
Gen1 - Quad Rail, keyed, SRS
Gen2 - Quad Rail, keyed, SRS, Covert (compatible* with Gen1)
A1 hybrid - Top Rail, keyed, SRS, Covert(compatible* with Gen1, Gen2)
*May not align perfectly, and may require some paint removal or addition to align perfect with a snug fit
A1 - Top Rail, SRS, Covert (Not backwards compatible)
A2 - Keymod, SRS, Covert (Not backwards compatible)

Buttpads - *Note* - the A1 hybrid buttpad, was used only as an upgrade for Gen1, 2. A1 hybrid rifles have the actual A1 buttpad setup with the hook.
Gen1 (meat tenderizer) - Release button slid into panel
Gen2 (meat tenderizer) - To accomodate monopod, release button slid up into assembly (compatible with Gen1 but will leave a small empty hole in your buttstock, unless you upgrade panels too)
A1 hybrid (soft rubber) - Release built into spacers, Does not have the top hook to lock into the stock panel (higher risk of breaking locking tabs than standard A1, built for Gen1 and Gen2)
A1 (soft rubber) - Release built into spacers, Incorporated the top hook to lock into the panels(Not backwards compatible without modifications to spacers, or panels)
 
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Not sure if you are the same individual I've been speaking with on Facebook but I'll post here as well. I'm a couple days late to this forearm party, but here you go.
Gen1 - Quad Rail, keyed, SRS
Gen2 - Quad Rail, keyed, SRS, Covert (compatible* with Gen1)
A1 hybrid - Top Rail, keyed, SRS, Covert(compatible* with Gen1, Gen2)
*May not align perfectly, and may require some paint removal or addition to align perfect with a snug fit
A1 - Top Rail, SRS, Covert (Not backwards compatible)
A2 - Keymod, SRS, Covert (Not backwards compatible)

Buttpads - *Note* - the A1 hybrid buttpad, was used only as an upgrade for Gen1, 2. A1 hybrid rifles have the actual A1 buttpad setup with the hook.
Gen1 (meat tenderizer) - Release button slid into panel
Gen2 (meat tenderizer) - To accomodate monopod, release button slid up into assembly (compatible with Gen1 but will leave a small empty hole in your buttstock, unless you upgrade panels too)
A1 hybrid (soft rubber) - Release built into spacers, Does not have the top hook to lock into the stock panel (higher risk of breaking locking tabs than standard A1, built for Gen1 and Gen2)
A1 (soft rubber) - Release built into spacers, Incorporated the top hook to lock into the panels(Not backwards compatible without modifications to spacers, or panels)
I have a monopod on my srs a1 that’s not working. Do I need to send back for repair?
 

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I have a monopod on my srs a1 that’s not working. Do I need to send back for repair?
Honestly depends on what the problem is and if you are handy with parts. Sometimes we are able to walk the user through a simple fix.
If you would like to message me your problem we can see what our next step is.
 

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Who do you guys recommend for getting a custom barrel spun up for my DT? Looking at an improved cartridge, possibly a 300NM imp or 338 Lapua imp
 

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Who do you guys recommend for getting a custom barrel spun up for my DT? Looking at an improved cartridge, possibly a 300NM imp or 338 Lapua imp
Short Action Customs
ES Tactical
DMR-LLC

I've had barrels from SAC (Bartlein) and DMR (Hawk Hill). Both were incredible barrels. I've read lots of good review of ES Tactical barrels, but haven't personally used one.
 

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I got a left hand twist in .308 from ES Tactical. The barrel performs very well. With factory sub 1/2 hand loads sub 1/4. All from the fat belly prone bipod and rear bag.
 

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I have two barrels from SAC (both Bartleins) and one from ES Tactical (Proof steel). They all are tack drivers. I haven't tried DMR yet but have heard good things about their work. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
 
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Net65 you are going to give me flashbacks bringing up all the old Gen1 bolt problems. I think everyone could breath a little bit easier when the bolt design changed and we got rid of the bushings in the bolt face. From reading your list everything you mentioned has been addressed, I'm positive you would be much happier now.
Yes sir, I'm excited to jump back into the Desert Tech game. Gonna wait till I hear a few more reports on the new trigger system. So far I've heard one account of "it feels pretty good" and one account of it feels "cheap". Still trying to figure out why you guys put a threaded hole in the bottom of the chassis, and didn't just make the first several inches of the hand guard Acra.
 
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Yes sir, I'm excited to jump back into the Desert Tech game. Gonna wait till I hear a few more reports on the new trigger system. So far I've heard one account of "it feels pretty good" and one account of it feels "cheap". Still trying to figure out why you guys put a threaded hole in the bottom of the chassis, and didn't just make the first several inches of the hand guard Acra.
Yep, that pretty much mirrors my thoughts. Could have even made the area in front trigger guard arca as well.


@DTDustin despite my personal views of any given product. I (we) do appreciate company reps braving the sometimes turbulent waters of SH to interact with us.
 
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Does anyone or has anyone asked if the new flat trigger shoe will fit the A1 trigger.
 

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Yep, that pretty much mirrors my thoughts. Could have even made the area in front trigger guard arca as well.


@DTDustin despite my personal views of any given product. I (we) do appreciate company reps braving the sometimes turbulent waters of SH to interact with us.
Damn right.
 
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Who here has bought a TS customs barrel? How much do they charge? I emailed them but got an auto response, they’re out of the office for a few weeks. I’m looking for a LH 300nm barrel for a SRS A-1
 
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Who here has bought a TS customs barrel? How much do they charge? I emailed them but got an auto response, they’re out of the office for a few weeks. I’m looking for a LH 300nm barrel for a SRS A-1
Call Greg at Primal Rights, I believe TS Customs runs his DT barrels through Greg. I have a 22” 7LRM from TS, it shoots consistently under 1/2” MOA, very happy with it performance. I bought the full rifle through Primal Rights so not sure the price of the barrel.
 
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@DTDustin

What's the deal with having to remove the burrs of the feed lips on my the magazine that came with my new SRS A1 in 308?

Feeding cartridges was nearly impossible until I did it and when they would finally feed it was like you ran a saw over the shoulder as they made an extremely deep cut in the brass.

I'm not the first one to note having to do this but it's kind of disappointing on an $80+ magazine and something I've never had to do on my AIAT or CTR magazines of which I have 20 of them between the 2 brands.

Also, is it normal for my handguard rail to be slightly off alignment wise? It's not much but it's off. enough that bridging an optic wouldn't be a good idea.

I've never owned a SRS before now but it's kind of disappointing QC so far compared to my AIAT and even my T3x CTR.
 

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What's the deal with having to remove the burrs of the feed lips on my the magazine that came with my new SRS A1 in 308?

Feeding cartridges was nearly impossible until I did it and when they would finally feed it was like you ran a saw over the shoulder as they made an extremely deep cut in the brass.

I'm not the first one to note having to do this but it's kind of disappointing on an $80+ magazine and something I've never had to do on my AIAT or CTR magazines of which I have 20 of them between the 2 brands.

Also, is it normal for my handguard rail to be slightly off alignment wise? It's not much but it's off. enough that bridging an optic wouldn't be a good idea.

I've never owned a SRS before now but it's kind of disappointing QC so far compared to my AIAT and even my T3x CTR.
Sorry to hear about that poor experience with the magazine, you should not have had to do that. We will give our inventory a look today. If your magazine still needs some love I recommend you contact our warranty department to get you taken care of. As for you forearm alignment, it is possible to experience a very slight mis-alignment, however I recommend you contact warranty with a photo at Warrantyservice@deserttech.com, so they can see what you are experiencing.
 

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Sorry to hear about that poor experience with the magazine, you should not have had to do that. We will give our inventory a look today. If your magazine still needs some love I recommend you contact our warranty department to get you taken care of. As for you forearm alignment, it is possible to experience a very slight mis-alignment, however I recommend you contact warranty with a photo at Warrantyservice@deserttech.com, so they can see what you are experiencing.
I took a couple of pictures and sent off an e-mail. Thanks for responding!
 

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Still excited about SAC’s magazine mod he’s working on. If DT smooths out the bolt and SAC fixes the magazine, that make a great rifle that much better.
What is the SAC magazine mod? I’ve missed this

Tony
 

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Do you guys know if the RRS Arca mount will work on the A2? @coldboremiracle I am looking to buy a RRS DT mount. Or do I need to buy a Pictanny rail mount with M-Lok?
The RRS mount is made specifically for the A1, it attaches via the screw holes in the handguard. I would guess that anyone with a little mechanical prowess could figure out how to make it fit in the MLOK slots. But that has yet to be tried as far as I know.
 

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Does anyone know when the A2 bolt and monopod replacement cover will be available for purchase?
 
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Yes sir, I'm excited to jump back into the Desert Tech game. Gonna wait till I hear a few more reports on the new trigger system. So far I've heard one account of "it feels pretty good" and one account of it feels "cheap". Still trying to figure out why you guys put a threaded hole in the bottom of the chassis, and didn't just make the first several inches of the hand guard Acra.


It sounds like you want the rifle to have Arca Swiss grooves molded into the skins, I think it best to use an adapter attached to the rifle. Made to fit, it would cradle the gun and attach to the provided hole. Most likely aluminum. Strong.
 

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It sounds like you want the rifle to have Arca Swiss grooves molded into the skins, I think it best to use an adapter attached to the rifle. Made to fit, it would cradle the gun and attach to the provided hole. Most likely aluminum. Strong.
No I’m not really a fan of attaching to a tripod that close to the trigger guard, even though it’s the balance point on these rifles. RRS makes a good solution for these rifles.
 

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Hey guys i am hoping you can help with this. So i also recently purchased a Desert tech from EuroOptic. My problem is i have a Silencerco omega suppressor with the ASR mount. If i use the the silencerco harvester muzzle break, will i be ok using the omega 300 ASR mount? On their website it shows the ASR mount with options (https://www.store.silencerco.com/collections/silencer-accessories/products/harvester-big-bore-asr-mount?variant=971484716). and it includes the harvester big bore and hybrid. Any help would be greatly appreciated as i want to use the cans i have purchased, but also DO NOT want to go direct thread only.

Thanks guys!
 

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Why dont you hear about guys using the hti for the ko2 mile competition? Are they not as accurate as a barreled action setup?

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Deano, I think it's because most of the guys competing have a sponsor and are using specific actions. I would love to try a HTI with the .375 Chey Tac, I just use my free funds on all the other guns I have. Are you still back East?
 
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Waveslayer,
Youd think that DTA would get into the game and sponsor a shooter, with a rifle using their ammo and trasol for data it would seem like the perfect way to promote their system.

I'm in balmy ND. -4 and a winter storm warning. Feels like -28 outside right now. Better than -30f with a feels like temp of -50 like last week. Almost rather live in alaska, it'd be warmer!

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I would guess since the HTI was designed for mobility they might be on the light side for Ko2M. Aren’t they shooting 50+ pound rigs there?

Edit: An HTI in .416 Barrett has been on my wishlist for a long time.
 
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I have a buddy shooting an HTI in 375 and he is looking at doing the 2 mile. He got out to 2700 yds pretty consistently last summer and now has a longer barrel specifically to head out a bit further. Looking forward to seeing how he does.

Frank
 
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