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No, mags are still the same. The AI mags are light years better. To me the AI is better in every regard except for barrel swaps and compactness.I've also owned both. For me the AI was better in every regard. Sold the DT long ago. Are the DT mags any better these days?
Barrett MRADs switch in 60 seconds once you become familiar with the procedure. There may be some high end rifles that will match the MRAD accuracy, but I have not found any that will surpass the MRAD. Like them well enough that I have the full color rainbow in MRADs, including the MK22. Deployment Kit with 3 calibers. Have all the calibers ever offered by Barrett, incuding the discontinued 7MMRM, except for the 260REM.....too close to 6.5 Creedmore.How fast is the switching? I mean technically a Savage is a switch calber. Most modern custom actions can switch calibers in about an hour.
I like my desert tech. Im shooting a 6.5 creed and a 338 lapua. Super easy barrel swap. But after shooting a prs match with it I have bought a bartlein barrel in 6.5 creed. Factory barrel copper fouls like crazy. If the new barrel doesnt shoot like I like, Im building a prs rifle on a Masterpiece Arms chassis. Or something similiar that I can just order a barrel already chambered and headspaced. Screw it on and shootDesert tech SRS system
Why are you changing barrels in the field? Why not just take all the rifle you need?I feel like people use the 2.5 second time frame as an example of how simple it is rather than a handy feature of ultra fast barrel changes.
Biggest advantage to such a simple system is that you can do it in the field with almost no tools.
I have wrench flats machined into my Tikka barrels and can/have changed barrels in the field, with a torque wrench and a crows foot.
It's not like it's something many people do on a regular basis but if you were to do so the AI would be the way to go.
The mags were a key factor in me dumping the DT. They were pretty bad, and back then they were struggling to produce a 10 rounder. I do give ‘em props for producing a lefty though.No, mags are still the same. The AI mags are light years better. To me the AI is better in every regard except for barrel swaps and compactness.
Whenever I’m shooting, running that AI bolt gets me slightly aroused every time… running the desert tech bolt makes me wish it was like an AI.
Because I was testing the RTZ of my barrels, rather than doing to range trips and it was easy to do.Why are you changing barrels in the field? Why not just take all the rifle you need?
As above you can just put the offsets into you ballistic calculator, if you only hold for wind dial out the windage and the elevation offset will be addressed as normal.
That's just it, I don't think anyone needs to change on the fly really, but taking the BA out of the chassis and all that goes with that(if you have some different rails and such it's that much more to do) isn't all that fun to do. All that stuff and always relying on a torque wrench (which I had a brand new one not click and I over torqued it) is why I wanted a Zues. You don't have to fool with all that. With my beloved kahles scopes, resetting the zero stop is so easy, I am not concerned about rezeroing after, even though I'm not actually sure it will need to be done. I guess when I get the action I will see.I have a Zeus QC, an Impact and an Origin. Of the 3, the Zeus is the “easiest” and “fastest” to swap. No need to remove the BA from the chassis or remove the scope however, as has been stated, pre-fits aren’t crazy difficult either. Takes a couple more tools, more disassembly and a couple extra minutes, but if you know righty-tighty, lefty-loosey, you’re halfway there.
I’ve never had the need to quickly swap out a barrel or, swap one out in field conditions, so they all work for me. I do appreciate the fewer steps with the Zeus.
Also, I was told by someone who knows very well what they are talking about "not to change barrels in the field ", do it at home or in the shop where there is not dust and all that. Just putting it out there...
Well..,, this dude makes most of the Zeus barrels, so I'm gonna go ahead and listen listen to him... I'm not suggesting there will be some catastrophic results if changed in the field, just as a SOP, I'd do it inside.Don't change barrels in a field, huh? Hmmm how about a meadow? Or maybe a peaceful glade? Tailgate of a truck?
But seriously. You and your confidant are overselling it a little. Common sense dictates that maybe you don't pull your bolt out in a sandstorm and lay it on the ground, but swapping your barrel out of doors is certainly not foolish.
Also, maybe use scope caps and throw a poncho over your rifle in a rainstorm. If it needs to be said...
Apparently they have a self imposed limitation on switching barrels. Perhaps too fragile?I don't get it.... I've not heard anything bad about terminus ever I don't think... I talk to Joel pretty regular and he's always been very upfront and straight up. Am I missing something?
A self imposed limitation?
See what I did?Also, I was told by someone who knows very well what they are talking about "not to change barrels in the field ", do it at home or in the shop where there is not dust and all that. Just putting it out there...
That’s a great question - I’ve been trying to decide myself. For 338 lapua you’d probably be great either way.Between AXSR and MRAD which would be the better purchase, not really worrying about the speed of changing barrels out. Mainly 338 lapua use and maybe a 308, would like to try 6.5 but I don't want my sexually be scrutinize.