Like everyone has said, that is an old Gen 1 barrel extension. The good news is you can send the barrel in and have the barrel extension changed to the current Gen 2 barrel extension which will work in all the chassis from Gen 2, SRS-A1, and the current SRS-A2. The barrels themselves haven't changed. Just the way the barrel extension indexes the chassis. Here at Special Purpose Rifles we can swap out the barrel extension for you so you can still use the barrels. Just message us and we can see if it makes sense to go that route as far as cost goes..What is this barrel shank, Ext A or Ext B? Not sure if this is the old style barrel extension or one that would work on the newer SRS A1 rifles?
Typical kit plus a magnum bolt. Long range 26”, lite contour, 7.7, threaded, fluted, cerakote greenDamn you suck! I’m actually happy for you. Did you get a tracking number? Looks like they got some of the parts they needed. what did you order so I gauge how far out my kit is.
Thanks man. I just got an email with a tracking number that mine had also shipped. I sure hope the almost 200 rounds of 75elds I have loaded up for my old Tikka work in it enough to be safe yet have fun. I will report back.Typical kit plus a magnum bolt. Long range 26”, lite contour, 7.7, threaded, fluted, cerakote green
I have 200 Federal Gold 77 SMK BTHP and 200 Hornady 73 ELD MThanks man. I just got an email with a tracking number that mine had also shipped. I sure hope the almost 200 rounds of 75elds I have loaded up for my old Tikka work in it enough to be safe yet have fun. I will report back.
I have a suppressor and have used it on 223 gas guns with 20”, 16” and 7.5” barrels. The 20” barrel is probably hearing safe but no way on the 16” or 7.5” barrel. I have yet to use it on a 223 bolt gun. Would you say there is a noticeable difference between the two? The barrel I am getting from SAC is a 26” barrel.You will fly through that. The 223 kit is silly fun. Especially going from heavier calibers to then dropping to a suppressed 223 or muzzle brake 223. Heavy gun makes it like blasting with a 22lr
Maybe this will increase your anticipation a little more. Shot these groups just this past Sunday. One was with varget, the other vvn140.My excitement level in anticipation of receiving the 223 kit just went way up!
Did you go with the 1-6.5 twist or 1-7.7 twist barrel?Maybe this will increase your anticipation a little more. Shot these groups just this past Sunday. One was with varget, the other vvn140.
Ok now your just being a dick. Just kidding. Those are some seriously awesome groups. May have to try those projectiles out if the 75elds don’t pan out.Maybe this will increase your anticipation a little more. Shot these groups just this past Sunday. One was with varget, the other vvn140.
Those are some awesome velocities. what type of barrel life is typical for a 22Creed?Just put a few rounds through my SRS for the first time. Did a quick run up on powder loads for the 22 Creedmoor to see any signs of pressure. 41.0-43.0 grains of H4350 and 80gr ELDm. 41.0 gave me around 3250fps, 43.0 was 3,440. No flat primers or stiff bolt. Granted it was 100 yards but this thing is really easy to shoot well. ES Tactical 24” with APA Gen3 brake.View attachment 7208932
The Norma would be for mountain backpack hunting. That's the only reason I would go so extremely short on the barrel. I am in Canada so a can is not an option. I think I would likely still get somewhere between 2800-2850fps with a 215 berger in a 18" which would still make it effective on big game at long range. I was thinking maybe even a 20" in the covert, but I would like to get a proof barrel and it looks like they jump from 18" to 22.5". If I go 22.5" (which would be the longest I will go) I think would just go with the longer hand guard of the A2.You can get the Covert and run the 18” 223 and anything between 18” or 30” for the 300 NM. Muzzle blast would be pretty extreme with a braked 18” 300 NM but lots of people have the 18” 338 LM. If you are shooting suppressed most cans are rated to a caliber and then to a barrel length.
I don’t have any experience with magnums in shorter barrels though. All my magnums are 26” +.
What is your intended use for an 18” 300 NM?
If proof made a 20" I think that's what I would do as well, as you mention 6.5" isn't all that much sticking out. Do you find the reach to the bipod on the covert to be similar to a standard rifle or is it closer to the shooter?I’ve decided I’m going with a 20 inch 6.5 creed in my covert.
Really, 11lbs for the a2. There is a post on facebook from special purpose rifle with a a2 covert kahles scope, arc mount and an 18" proof barrel. No mag or mono pod and the Lop spacers are removed and it says it weighs 10lbs as is. If you add 5.6oz for the mono pod and 6.5oz for the mag and 1.6oz for a muzzle brake, that would put you just under or at 11lbs all set up. Or at least that's what I was hoping.Go with the Covert and do a 16.5” 300 NM with a light hunter profile and report out the results!
You’d be around 12 lbs + scope + mount + ammo, or 11 lbs with the A2 +scope + mount + ammo.
Thanks Frank, that's some good real world feedback. Are these guys using muzzle brakes or a can on the barrel?I know a number of guys running covert 338LM rifles with 18" barrels. A couple of them in Texas are shooting coyotes at 1000yds successfully. The others are out east here and don't normally shoot that far. Seems to work fine.
As far as covert vs standard length chassis goes, in a covert you can use any barrel made for the rifles. In the SRS you're limited to barrels of 22" or more. Some whine about the bipod being too close to the CG in the covert but its not a problem for most. You must choose.
I think it would be best to jump up to the 300NM in the 18". I heard somewhere that's a good comboJust got a covert chassis. Wanting to go with 18 to 20 inch barrel! What calibers in short action would you suggest. Looking at Creedmore or prc? What’s your thoughts. Long range target and hunting! 1000 to 1200 yds on targets.