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Is anyone running a 6.5 twist on a 223 conversion? If so is there any issues shooting 55gr and 75gr bullets?
 

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Where have you guys purchased your DT's from? Any hide vendors? I'm looking for a SRS A2 6.5cm new or used.
 

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Where have you guys purchased your DT's from? Any hide vendors? I'm looking for a SRS A2 6.5cm new or used.
I'll second Fred! I've bought bullets, powder, primers, my MagnetoSpeed, a Kestrel, a Feisol tripod, and lord knows what else from him. When I sold my gen 1 because I wanted the A1, I took yet another drive up to Fred's and picked it up. Every time I go, I end up spending an hour or two just talking with him. You may find dealers on here that are his equal in price and service, but you won't find better! Plus, I've shot dozens of matches with him. He's not just a dealer, but a huge supporter of our local matches!

@Fred @ Bison Tactical you wanna help this gentleman out?
 

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I'll second Fred! I've bought bullets, powder, primers, my MagnetoSpeed, a Kestrel, a Feisol tripod, and lord knows what else from him. When I sold my gen 1 because I wanted the A1, I took yet another drive up to Fred's and picked it up. Every time I go, I end up spending an hour or two just talking with him. You may find dealers on here that are his equal in price and service, but you won't find better! Plus, I've shot dozens of matches with him. He's not just a dealer, but a huge supporter of our local matches!

@Fred @ Bison Tactical you wanna help this gentleman out?
I will second that.
Have you been shooting the pikes peak matches? I finally had a chance to shoot the one in January. Like all the local matches around here I felt very along being the only desert tech guy but I feel very comfortable using it for matches over my other rifles.
 

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I will second that.
Have you been shooting the pikes peak matches? I finally had a chance to shoot the one in January. Like all the local matches around here I felt very along being the only desert tech guy but I feel very comfortable using it for matches over my other rifles.
I used to. The only reason I haven't lately is my days off changed, so I work on Saturdays, but I've been shooting them since Ryan first started holding them back in 2014? 2015? Back before it was Pikes Peak Precision Rifles or PRS style matches. I used my DT for quite a few matches, and still do. Occasionally, a barricade or obstacle will cause a little inconvenience with the DT, mostly because of its short length, but I've never felt handicapped by the DT in any way, and I find its shorter length is actually more beneficial on a lot of stages.
 

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Well, that's that. My order is locked in. I went with SAC.

SRS A2 covert FDE/FDE, monopod

300NM conversion, Proof 18" barrel, spiral fluted shank, .230 freebore

223 conversion, complete bolt, super lite contour 18" barrel, 6.5 twist, spiral fluted shank, straight flutes on barrel, long range chamber

Dt srs covert case with straps

Needless to say I am stoked!
 

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Well, that's that. My order is locked in. I went with SAC.

SRS A2 covert FDE/FDE, monopod

300NM conversion, Proof 18" barrel, spiral fluted shank, .230 freebore

223 conversion, complete bolt, super lite contour 18" barrel, 6.5 twist, spiral fluted shank, straight flutes on barrel, long range chamber

Dt srs covert case with straps

Needless to say I am stoked!
please let us know how that shorty 300NM shoots. That’s a very interesting setup.
 

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please let us know how that shorty 300NM shoots. That’s a very interesting setup.
I will for sure. My plan is to try 230 a tips and 215 bergers. The .230 freebore is about as long as I wanted to go so that I could still run the 215's if needed and still have enough bearing surface in the case. Muzzle blast should be interesting, we shall see:oops:
 
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Well, that's that. My order is locked in. I went with SAC.

SRS A2 covert FDE/FDE, monopod

300NM conversion, Proof 18" barrel, spiral fluted shank, .230 freebore

223 conversion, complete bolt, super lite contour 18" barrel, 6.5 twist, spiral fluted shank, straight flutes on barrel, long range chamber

Dt srs covert case with straps

Needless to say I am stoked!
Holy crap! Youre well invested now.
 

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What kind of velocity can you get in the short barrel 300?
That's a good question. I did some research and some guys shooting long range hand guns were getting 2800 to 2825fps with rum's shooting 230 bergers. The atip has less bearing surface than the berger so I am hoping for 2750 to 2800, but I wont know till I get it going.

Applied Ballistics has the BC for the 230 A tip at .421 so even at 2700 to 2750 you are right there with a 338 lapua running 300gr bergers in a 26" barrel. Just less recoil and an 8" shorter barrel. From what I can tell the lapuas in an 18" go 2500 to 2550.
 

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That's a good question. I did some research and some guys shooting long range hand guns were getting 2800 to 2825fps with rum's shooting 230 bergers. The atip has less bearing surface than the berger so I am hoping for 2750 to 2800, but I wont know till I get it going.

Applied Ballistics has the BC for the 230 A tip at .421 so even at 2700 to 2750 you are right there with a 338 lapua running 300gr bergers in a 26" barrel. Just less recoil and an 8" shorter barrel. From what I can tell the lapuas in an 18" go 2500 to 2550.
I had 300 Norma in a 27” barrel and it was pretty Awsome!
 
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In that case, did you top it off with a Tangent Theta TT525P in a nice Spuhr mount? ?
That is a ballin scope and mount but doesn't fit what I want. To heavy and I want a low magnification of 2.5 or 3 and an upper of 20 or more. I am looking for as light as possible but strong enough to be reliable. What I came up with is a nightforce unimount with a nx8 2.5-20x50. Only problem is I like second focal plane and they don't offer sfp in the nx8 yet. I am sure they will thou.
 
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March scopes are light and seem like they would be perfect. I just wasn't sure about durability and holding zero. I almost bought a used 2.5-25x42 that was mint. It was a great deal, but just didn't know enough about them and any repairs go to japan.
 

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Finally got my 223 barrel back from my Smith and took it out for the day .
Such an awesome Calibre for the SRS virtually no recoil , can't wait to develop some loads for it .

big thanks to SAC for the parts ,
Had the barrel made locally in Aus .
24" Lothar stainless fluted 1:8 throated long for 80's .
0.89" at the muzzle slightly heavier than the factory profile . Showing heaps of promise already


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Those with the 6.5 CM barrel, have you found most factory offerings shot well?
 

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Fantastic. I reload for everything else, will be nice to just shoot factory ammo and enjoy it more.
 

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Finally got my 223 barrel back from my Smith and took it out for the day .
Such an awesome Calibre for the SRS virtually no recoil , can't wait to develop some loads for it .

big thanks to SAC for the parts ,
Had the barrel made locally in Aus .
24" Lothar stainless fluted 1:8 throated long for 80's .
0.89" at the muzzle slightly heavier than the factory profile . Showing heaps of promise already


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Looks fun! What is the height of your scope mount and does your scope have a 56mm objective? I want to get my scope down low like that.
 
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Looks fun! What is the height of your scope mount and does your scope have a 56mm objective? I want to get my scope down low like that.
It's a spuhr 4802 - 1.44" I believe .
44 moa /13mil

You can kiss running a front cap goodbye though. Kind wish I had 1.5"
 

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It's a spuhr 4802 - 1.44" I believe .
44 moa /13mil

You can kiss running a front cap goodbye though. Kind wish I had 1.5"
SP-4802

13 MIL/44,4 MOA
Height: 38 mm/1.5”
Length: 121 mm/4.76”
Weight: 254 g/9.0 oz

I have the same mount for my TT525P and I noticed I have the cheekpiece at the lowest setting and sometimes still press my face against it.
 
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SP-4802

13 MIL/44,4 MOA
Height: 38 mm/1.5”
Length: 121 mm/4.76”
Weight: 254 g/9.0 oz

I have the same mount for my TT525P and I noticed I have the cheekpiece at the lowest setting and sometimes still press my face against it.
Not sure wtf I was thinking it's been 5 years since I bought it and looked at the specs again
 

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Not sure wtf I was thinking it's been 5 years since I bought it and looked at the specs again
Apparantly it's been good enough to last 5 years ;) ?

I checked and with my TT525P in their integrated Tenebraex cap system the caps fit but there is minimal clearance between the rail and cap. Just enough to float over it though.
If you need the older Tenebraex system it might be a tough fit.
 
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Yes, ran the 1.375" 30mm NF unimount for a short while with a March 3-24x. The mount was fine; I thought it might be too low but it wasn't.
 

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Yes, ran the 1.375" 30mm NF unimount for a short while with a March 3-24x. The mount was fine; I thought it might be too low but it wasn't.
That's good news. With the march is that a 52mm objective? How much clearance roughly would you say there is between the forearm and the objective? 3/16" maybe 1/4"

I like a pretty high comb for my cheek weld compared to most people so I am trying to stay fairly low