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

biffj

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I bought an SRS when there was no covert back in 2010 or so. Got tired of adding extensions to my short barrels and finally got a covert handguard for it. Have never looked back. The long handguard gains you nothing unless you need the length for a rail mounted starlight or thermal. I've been running barrels from 16" to 34" with no issues. I had the 33XC out in South Dakota last year shooting out to 2500yds. I've got a couple 30 in barrels I run in 7.5 Swiss and 338 Lapua and neither of them have any problems with the short handguard. The gun balances well on the bipod and doesn't tip despite the long barrels with suppressors mounted on them.

Just my thoughts. Getting ready to swap out the long handguard on my new SRS A1 for a shorty.

Frank
 

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I bought an SRS when there was no covert back in 2010 or so. Got tired of adding extensions to my short barrels and finally got a covert handguard for it. Have never looked back. The long handguard gains you nothing unless you need the length for a rail mounted starlight or thermal. I've been running barrels from 16" to 34" with no issues. I had the 33XC out in South Dakota last year shooting out to 2500yds. I've got a couple 30 in barrels I run in 7.5 Swiss and 338 Lapua and neither of them have any problems with the short handguard. The gun balances well on the bipod and doesn't tip despite the long barrels with suppressors mounted on them.

Just my thoughts. Getting ready to swap out the long handguard on my new SRS A1 for a shorty.

Frank
I'm not sold on it yet, but my "standard" rifles seem to point more true with the standard mounting point. This is my first entry into a bullpup, so maybe I just need more time behind the gun. Thank you for sharing your experience.
 

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That’s what I did, and I worked to lighten up the Covert. Now I have a heavyweight with a Razor Gen 2 and a lightweight with a Bushy LRHS.
im guessing this is a hunting rig, yeah? I’ve got a bushy 4.5-18 LRHS as well on another rifle. Could be fun to swap it across. What’s your go-to hunting barrel chambered in?
 

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Anyone got a reliable lead time on Chassis and such from Desert Tech. I ordered in Mid January; I've been told "next week" every Friday since. It's getting into spring time and I need to start getting practice in!
Any update? I’m waiting myself.
 

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Guys, I need to double check the thread pitch on the bolt knob. M6x1, correct? Just like the CZ457 and Bergara, right? I know it was listed in this thread somewhere, but since we're up to 248 pages, it's a lot to wade through to find the post
 

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Has anyone shot the ES tactical barrels with the x-caliber blanks? How are they shooting?
I can't comment on the X-caliber barrels, since I've always ordered his cut rifled barrels, but I have four or five barrels from Eric for my DT and AX. All have been fantastic, so I wouldn't think any different about the X-cal. If you find it doesn't shoot, he'll replace it.
 

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Quick question - I have an A2 and I'm wondering if the bolt and barrels are interchangeable from the A1? Local guy has a 338 barrel bolt from an A1 and Idk it will work in my chassis?
 
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Yes backwards compatible. According to all of their videos and everything I’ve been reading for the last year. Not hands on experience, just so it’s said.
 

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Deersniper,

Who made your tripod attachment for your SRS-A1 Covert in the picture?
It looks like an RRS product but I didn’t think they made one to fit a Covert.

Thanks.
It is the RRS. It fits fine but the Covert only has 2 tapped holes and the RRS has 3. I’m just running the 2 holes till I get around to drilling’s tapping the 3rd
 

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I apologize if this has already been discussed in the previous 12,375 posts, but I’m curious if a stock 26 inch DTA barrel can be successfully cut down to shorten it. I wasnt sure if the stock barrel fluting prevents cutting and rethreading. Thanks
 

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I'm sure it could, it would not look great, but I'm not sure the depressions from the fluting will interfere with squaring the shoulders. However, ES Tactical has button-rifled barrel for 675. You will probably pay 100-200 for a cut and rethread, at that point, you may as well buy a new barrel, and use the barrel extensions for the rebarrel(s).
 

sixstrings101

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Youre better of trading or selling it. Then buy what you want from any of the stud smiths that roll barrels.
 

biffj

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I've shortened a few barrels for customers and other than having the flutes run all the way to shoulder its fine. Looks odd but who really cares. The flutes have no effect on the cutting of the shoulder. Its still square and true.....as long as you machine it that way.

Frank
 

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I apologize if this has already been discussed in the previous 12,375 posts, but I’m curious if a stock 26 inch DTA barrel can be successfully cut down to shorten it. I wasnt sure if the stock barrel fluting prevents cutting and rethreading. Thanks
Yes it can. Cut down my 6.5 creed And rethreaded shoots great
 
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Anyone shooting HTI’s in a 375 CT? Greg no longer sells them but Eric will spin a K & P barrel for me. Thoughts?
 

Reload10

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Any issues feeding a 40* shoulder from the long action mags? Thinking of the 338 norma mag improved, or an improved saum like a sherman short mag
 

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Don't shoot short mags - no reason really.

338 LM feeds fine and I am sure the NM will need some polishing of the mag lips.
 

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My Conversion in 6.5CM is finally shipping. The chassis, too, I believe. Desert Tech was out of the office yesterday from what I can tell.

My next conversion will be a bigger boomer.

I live in Ohio. Bigger calibers are simply just something that I'll not shoot much but think will be fun to throw heavy lead with.

Is there a reason I should go with .338 NM instead of .338LM? Some other 250gr+ round that has a advantage over the (relative) availability of .338LM?
 

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My Conversion in 6.5CM is finally shipping. The chassis, too, I believe. Desert Tech was out of the office yesterday from what I can tell.

My next conversion will be a bigger boomer.

I live in Ohio. Bigger calibers are simply just something that I'll not shoot much but think will be fun to throw heavy lead with.

Is there a reason I should go with .338 NM instead of .338LM? Some other 250gr+ round that has a advantage over the (relative) availability of .338LM?
300 Norma mag!!!
 
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My Conversion in 6.5CM is finally shipping. The chassis, too, I believe. Desert Tech was out of the office yesterday from what I can tell.

My next conversion will be a bigger boomer.

I live in Ohio. Bigger calibers are simply just something that I'll not shoot much but think will be fun to throw heavy lead with.

Is there a reason I should go with .338 NM instead of .338LM? Some other 250gr+ round that has a advantage over the (relative) availability of .338LM?
It doesn’t meet the 250gr+ requirement but the 300 PRC is a pretty interesting round and ammo is much less expensive.
 

biffj

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Anyone shooting HTI’s in a 375 CT? Greg no longer sells them but Eric will spin a K & P barrel for me. Thoughts?
I have a good friend shooting the 375 CT in his HTI. He managed a hit at 2 miles last june in South Dakota. Many repeatable hits at 2700 to 3000 yds too. I built the barrel he was shooting out there from a Bartlein blank. Its about 36" to gain a bit more velocity. Its much better than the factory barrel up close too. I like the round myself. Its not bad to shoot in the HTI and is really accurate. I wouldn't hesitate to do one of those if I had an HTI. I made up a 33XC for my SRS and got out to 2600 without too much trouble.

Frank
 

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Is anyone running a 6.5 SAUM in an SRS? How does it shoot/feed?
I use a 6.5 Saum in an a1. Mostly that conversion for hunting. Shoots and feeds great. 22.5’’ barrel. Run it suppressed sometimes. Berger vld hunting 140gr around 61 gr of h1000, average 3015 mv. I think that barrel and mag was from tye . I’ll post a couple pics of the bent mag.
 
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I finally joined the srs cool kid club. Picked up an A1 covert on another site and took it out this weekend for some range therapy with a buddy. I'm madly in love with this thing and wish I'd have got one a long time ago. Waiting on my can to get out of atf jail and it cant come soon enough because a 16" 308 is a little obnoxious without a can. 20200315_205744.jpg20200315_205847.jpg
 

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I use a 6.5 Saum in an a1. Mostly that conversion for hunting. Shoots and feeds great. 22.5’’ barrel. Run it suppressed sometimes. Berger vld hunting 140gr around 61 gr of h1000, average 3015 mv. I think that barrel and mag was from tye . I’ll post a couple pics of the bent mag.
Awesome how is H1000 with the can? I hear it cakes up really quickly. Got an A1 on the way from Fred, looking at getting a SAUM bbl from ES in 22.5 or 24.
 

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Yep that’s odd being off center but has been mentioned previously On this thread but dont know here. I’m assuming all ammo you shoot the primer strikes are off center, as long as it goes boom and the bullet exits the muzzle it doesn’t matter. As far as the ammo goes I’d mark that up to just not being a good match for your rifle. Berger says minimum 8 twist which I’m again guessing you have since that’s pretty common for the 6.5. Might need to load your own so you can tweak things to make the 156 get the accuracy you are looking for.
 

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I just am a little disappointed considering the cost of the rifle. I'm hoping it doesn't lead to high SD'S.

What factory ammo are people shooting successfully in their 6.5 cm factory barrel?