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

65x55guy

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Those of you with a .223 conversion- are you utilizing a dedicated bolt, or changing heads out each time you shoot between .223 and .308 or Mag setup?
 

mountainman308

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I see that now. Makes me feel a little better. I was worried they released a double stack magazine or a new clamping system, or something else really cool that would be incompatible with the A2.
 

Surferjoe

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Those of you with a .223 conversion- are you utilizing a dedicated bolt, or changing heads out each time you shoot between .223 and .308 or Mag setup?
For myself I went ahead with a dedicated bolt for this setup, so I'm not having to change out heads at the range or wherever. I just simply swap a barrel &bolt and I'm good to go.
 
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M289

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I ,sorry to say, am changing the heads out.
Whatever works best for you or the other guys.
Both ways work just fine, it’s all about personal preference.

I’m one of those guys that prefer to have a complete bolt ready. But I know I’m weird like that 😜
 
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OK, As I prepare to buy the SRS A2... Spurh Mounts. I've loved them since I saw them. I'd like to run a 56mm objective. Any particular ring height from Spuhr I should use? I'll be shooting within a mile at most, I don't know if I'd benefit from the 30 mil of elevation.
 

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You need to pick something like the 4602 which has 1.5” height, and 20 MOA. Any less and it’ll be hard to get a good sight picture. The DT’s were designed around 1.5” high mount.

Personally I like the ARC M10 mounts better than Spuhr. You can find the ARC mounts for sale here on the PX around $250 or so.
 

M77

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OK, As I prepare to buy the SRS A2... Spurh Mounts. I've loved them since I saw them. I'd like to run a 56mm objective. Any particular ring height from Spuhr I should use? I'll be shooting within a mile at most, I don't know if I'd benefit from the 30 mil of elevation.
ive got a 4802 mount on my a1 ,
13mil/44moa

28.5 mils available from 100 yard zero Gen2 Razor 4.5-27x56

on my a1 rail i cant fit a front flip cap but on your a2 that wont be an issue
 

ChadL

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Welp, bit the bullet and did it. SRS A2 with a DT optic mount (20MOA) in 6.5 Creedmoor. 400rds of DTA to start.
Now for the optic, tripod, LRF, and Kestrel...
Think I'm gonna pick up a few shifts.
Welcome to the rabbit hole :)

in all seriousness..congrats....DTs are a wonderful platform.
 

12B.Ryan

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Of course they release the M2 right after I buy the A2
Don't feel too bad. Desert Tech doesn't have plans at this time to release the SRS-M2 for sale to the civilian market. Currently it looks like it's a MIL/LE only rife. And the handguard isn't compatible with the SRS-A2. Other and the top rail and 40 MOA built into the rail it is a SRS-A2.
 
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Any of you guys using MDT CKYE POD bipod. Just saw one today and I'm interested in getting it. But like to know which rail system you prefer? Pictures would be helpful
 
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I use the picitinny. The way it attaches, it's actually faster to move around than the arca mount. It does have more play than the arca mount though.
 

supratt96

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I use the picitinny. The way it attaches, it's actually faster to move around than the arca mount. It does have more play than the arca mount though.
I'm also using one with a Picatinny rail. No play on mine. I replaced the DT factory rail with a billet aluminum unit from Primal rights. It's a tad wider than the factory rail and fits snug to the bipod mount.
 

M77

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It's lighter then the A1 , has some material removed around the action , a better clamping system for the barrels supposedly.

Mlok hand guard which doesn't require special castle nut like the A1 handguard.

Fluted bolts and barrel shank

New trigger - not as adjustable as A1

Mono pod not included

Pic rail is only on the action


Conversion kits interchangeable
 

SRPowah

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The A2 question I will ask is one I asked shortly after its release...

Now that some have more trigger time behind the A2, do you feel the weight savings and handguard QoL changes make it a worthy upgrade over the A1? Or just a better system for those getting into the platform? I love my A1 as it is, but who wouldnt love losing 1-2 lbs from their rifle.

Edit: Im going back to school this fall so I won't be upgrading anytime soon. lol Maybe barrels, but definitely not chassis.
 
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