2013 DTA Photo Contest Entries

In no particular order, here are the 2013 photo contest entries:

Desert Tactical Arms SRS American Flag

Patriotic studio shot of my DTA. It’s cool because it’s a US made rifle that looks bad ass in front of an American Flag.
Why you shoot DTA: – It’s the best factory rifle on the market, period.

Desert Tactical Multicam Coozie

I have a multicam coozie for my beer. I wanted to have my rifle match my coozie. You may be able to find my rifle, but try to find my beer?

DTA at SWAT Shoot

New Shooter Accomlishes Amazing Feat (Amazing with anything other than a DTA SRS that is). At a recent PD SWAT training one of the other guests got a third round hit at 963 yds on IPSC steel, a feat that he previously believed unobtainable. He said, “It’s easy with this rifle”.

Deer Skull Desert Tactical Arms

Nothing beats a bullpup!

Car Window Shoot Desert Tactical Arms

This was the coolest shot form my train-up. 750 yards

Competition Shooting Desert Tactical Arms

Here’s a shot using the height of the pistol grip to my advantage.

Car Ambush Competition

This was the “car ambush stage” at the 2012 Phoenix TPRC RO match. In this stage, shooters started seat belted in the drivers seat with your rifle placed in the passenger seat. Upon the start tone, shooters had 70 seconds to grab their rifle, and engage 5 different targets at distances between 250-450 yards with the rifle always touching the steering wheel. I believe this picture effectively demonstrates how much the SRS’s compactness is an advantage over traditional precision rifles in the precision tactical game. Due to these reasons, I was able to pull down the win in this competition.

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Steve Reichert Desert Tactical

Out training some CANSOF guys.
Why you shoot DTA: – Because it’s the most accurate and versatile bolt action rifle out there.

Antlers and Rifle

An evening shot with my buck and my srs

Sniper Dave SRS

From buttstock to muzzle. Since I purchase the SRS stocks before the SRS-A1 was available, I had adapt, improvised and overcome to my individual needs. I duct taped a pad to the end of the buttstock. I also constucted a check riser with a picatinny rail, wrapped it with friction tape and connected it with a A.R.M.S. #19 low dual lever mounted to the receiver rail. Moving up to the pistol grip I wrap it with grit tape and my personal favorite, the trigger finger guide, located just behind the trigger, to help insure proper precision rifle grip. Just front of the trigger guard I have mounted an American Defense quick release with a Gear Sector rail mount sling adapter on top of it, where I have attach 550 cord between there and the finger guard. This makes me feel better about not dropping my weapon. I have mounted a Schmidt & Bender 5-25 and wrapped it with 550 cord (just in case I ever need it) and a BDS tactical mission arm band with all my ballistic tables and different density altitudes, just in case my iphone battery goes out and cannot access my ballistic software. I can also slide the tactical arm band forward on my scope and use it as a sunshade if need be. Just to make sure my rifle is level there is a Vortex level on the main tube of the scope. I have attached UTG rubber rail covers with gilley string attach to them. The bipod is a 6-9” swivel Harris with the slotted legs, with the handle arm upgrade. At the end of the rifle I attached an addition section of hand rail with a Yankee Hill 6” rail extender on the bottom of the rail. A rifle sling hook is attached at the end with a gilley string with a green flagging tape to help me make wind calls. This SRS chassis has a .338 LM barrel. I know that because I have colored all my barrels and the bolt heads matching colors.
Why you shoot DTA: – First is the design. By clamping on the first 6” of the barrel, a 26” barrel is only subject to around 20” of barrel whip. This quick equates into better barrel harmonics. Second, the traditional design attaches the receiver from two bolts under the stock, securing it in a “U” shape in the stock. Desert tactical secures the barrel in a 360 degree grip, making the barrel even more stable. Third the bullpup design makes it about 11 inches shorter than a regular rifle and lighter. Last is the DTA ammo. They make it for their rifles. It has the correct ballistic coefficients listed on the box and well as muzzle velocities. If you know how to shoot a rifle and use a ballistic software, you can be ready to make long distance shots, within minutes. The primary reason is I purchased a Desert Tactical not because I like to shoot, it is because I like to hit targets and that is, as they say is, priceless.

Tractor and Rifle

This is my DTA-SRS 338 Lapua in our John deere 8320 spray tractor. Its not a gun that only gets taken out on weekends to the shooting range or once a month for a hunting trip, it’s my everyday gun. My DTA goes everywhere with me, If I need to take care of a rabbit, fox ,wild dog, feral cat, kangaroo or emu Its right by my side. Thanks Desert tactical arms for making a gun which I am sure will go down in history as an every mans gun, the perfect gun for every occasion! I shoot a DRA SRS because it is the only gun that fits all my need as a farmer, easy to get in and out of vehicles, reliable and built strong to take everything I can throw at it!

Joe Caruso Desert Tactical Arms

Glamour shot at the shooting range.
Why you shoot DTA: – Make my friends jealous!

DTA SRS

I sacrificed a lot to be able to get this riffle. I am very proud of my DTA riffle and its outstanding performance. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Why you shoot DTA: – A few years ago I was out shot using a M-14 riffle. This did not set well with me. I decided that being the underdog was no longer an option. I then purchased my DTA riffle and that hasn’t happened since.

Sonoran Desert SRS

In the Sonoran Desert, just a few feet north of Mexico, had to get out and shoot. Why you shoot DTA: – quality, versatile platform

Desert Tactical Arms SRS in the Snow

Why own 5 rifles when you can just switch barrels?

Albert Liu Desert Tactical SRS

A couple of friends and I went out to some BLM land so we would have the space to do some ranged shooting. This photo is a beauty shot of the SRS during it’s maiden voyage. The SRS performed beyond expectations achieving sub .5moa groups at distance and the ergonomics were excellent even in multiple shooting positions. Both my buddies were new to the long range game and it was a pleasure being able to introduce them to bolt action rifles using such a unique piece of equipment.
Why you shoot DTA: – I’m not a LEO or an Operator or even a tactical match junkie. I’m plain and simply a weekend shooter but I like having absolute confidence in my gear. Knowing that there are professionals testing and fielding this exact firearm allows me to rest easy knowing that if a shot misses the mark it is most definitely operator error. Couple that with the fact that the DTA SRS platform is turnkey solution with a top notch trigger, excellent durability and multi-caliber abilities and there was no question it was the rifle for me. Having all of this in a highly maneuverable and compact package is just the icing on the cake.

Steve Reichert

Out on the range. Why you shoot DTA: – Because they are the best

Desert Tactical Arms Pete Peterson

High risk warrant arrest last week. Suspect shot at entry team, causing them to pull back. I selected my FFP in a nearby treeline which gave me eyes into the house’s living room and suspect’s bedroom. The suspect was taken into custody after a few hrs.
Why you shoot DTA: – First, I shoot DTA because it is the best quality rifle right out of the box on the market. Other rifles can only aspire to the DTA’s accuracy after expensive trips to the gunsmith. Also, in LE, it looks better in court if your rifle is a factory rifle that hasnt been tinkered with. So, DTA gives me the precision I need right out of the box. Second, I like the feel of the rifle. I run a suppressor, and with the DTA, it never gets front heavy or feels too long. The rifle is perfectly balanced. Last but not least, I like that Im not limited by caliber. Since the conversion kits run the gamut of anything that I would want to shoot, I have one rifle that I can use at work, hunting, or for long range competitions.

Ghillie with Rifle

Playing around with new dura coat along with ghillie that I just spent 30 hours on.
Why you shoot DTA: – Is there anything else to shoot?? I have a 260 conversion and I get 5 shots in .25. That’s way better than the advertised accuracy. Some of the best customer service and a well thought out fabulous rig! Okay the main reason I shot it is the ease of changing between the 308 and 260 and zero shift in poi. If I need a larger caliber then I can buy one and know I will have the same awesome accuracy.

Desert Tactical in the Snow

This story was to go with my other pic of me with my dog. lucky for me im a better shot than my computer skills, but in times like these there not many things i trust, my dog, me, and my dta
Why you shoot DTA: – like i say, not much i trust these days, but your product is one of them. nothing else for me.

SWAT Training Desert Tactical

DTAx3 on overwatch I was recently a guest of our local SWAT team at one of their sniper trainings. Two of their snipers are DTA drivers opting to use their personal SRS rifles for duty. I was only invited to attend as we are all passionate about our DTA’s.
Why you shoot DTA: – The SRS’ accuracy, reliability, and versatility make it the handsdown best choice for the professional marksman.

DTA on Tripod

DTA on the pod Positional shooting is greatly enhanced by the compact nature of the SRS. At a recent training we had to engage targets out past 300 yards from alternative positions. The balance, size, and manuverability of the SRS covert simplified this task, and enhanced accuracy.
Why you shoot DTA: – Accuracy, reliability, versatility, ergonomics, there is just nothing not to love about this system!

Ghillie with Desert Tactical Arms Jared Heiden

All rifles should be bullpup.

Erlend Berg

Hunting deer all the way west in Norway. DTAs are definitely water proof!
Why you shoot DTA: – They are cool and very accurate.

Albert Liu SRS Rifle

A couple of friends and I went out to some BLM land so we would have the space to do some ranged shooting. This photo is of me getting behind the SRS during it’s maiden voyage. The SRS performed beyond expectations achieving sub .5moa groups at distance and the ergonomics were excellent even in multiple shooting positions. Both my buddies were new to the long range game and it was a pleasure being able to introduce them to bolt action rifles using such a unique piece of equipment.
Why you shoot DTA: – I’m not a LEO or an Operator or even a tactical match junkie. I’m plain and simply a weekend shooter but I like having absolute confidence in my gear. Knowing that there are professionals testing and fielding this exact firearm allows me to rest easy knowing that if a shot misses the mark it is most definitely operator error. Couple that with the fact that the DTA SRS platform is turnkey solution with a top notch trigger, excellent durability and multi-caliber abilities and there was no question it was the rifle for me. Having all of this in a highly maneuverable and compact package is just the icing on the cake.

SWAT Sniper Desert Tactical Rifle

I wanted to set up a loop hole shot with my DTA in full swat tactical gear. So thats what i did. i found a really cool location and set up a really gritty scene and this is what i ended up with and i was really happy with the outcome and i hope you guys will be to.
Why you shoot DTA: – I shoot DTA because of how awesome the shooting platform is. Also because I can have the Swiss army knives of rifles with the multicaliber capability of the DTA.

Ghillie with Daughter Desert Tactical

My daughter loves to be outdoors with me and I hope to keep her interested in shooting.
Why you shoot DTA: – I love everything about it. A blast to shoot.

Albert Liu Rifle 1 Amir

Downed Buck with DTA SRS

This photo was taken October 12, 2012 by my guid Colt from Buffalo Wy. This is my first harvest with my SRS 670 yards, set up 300 win mag 208 A-Max at 2881 FPS. What makes this my best so far is that I set a goal last year to harvest my buck over 500 yards, and was so glad to make the shot at 670 yards.
Why you shoot DTA: – I have several custom rifles but none that shoot like my SRS out of the box. I have the 300 WM, 338LM, 308 WIN and 260 Rem kit. Working on the 260 Rem right now but all the other kits shoot 1/2 MOA or better when I do my part. One off the best things about the DTA SRS is that I know spent good money on a top of the line scope and can use it for the 4 diffrent kits, unlike other rifles I own 1 scope for one rifle. Thanks Ret. Det. Sgt. Andy Orians

My 260 shoots 5 shots inside .25 at 100 yds. I love it, and my one of a kind dura coat camo just adds to it! Sorry it’s hard to see the targets, one was shot when it was 18 degrees and the other when it was 60 with 123 amax and h4250 powder with lapua brass and fed primers.
Why you shoot DTA: – There is other better! Awesome is all I can say…

Hunting coyotes here in New Mexico. I set up with my DTA 6.5 creedmoor which shoots straight as an arrow out past 1000 yards. I am 10 minutes into my set-up and this nice female trots in thinking breakfast is about to be served. My jack-in-distress stops her broadside at 65 yards. Wow, she is almost TOO close for a DTA 6.5 creedmoor or is she??. So I aim low and make a good hit. This coyote is dead right there. My DTA gets it done, again.Why you shoot DTA: - DTA rifles systems make me a better shooter. The compact bull-pup design is weighted perfectly for shooting off a bipod, shooting through ports or windows, or even off-hand shots. The DTA system allows you to change calibers so you can have one chassis and multiple calibers for hunting, long-range shooting or numerous shooting discipline matches. This gun really delivers it all!

Hunting coyotes here in New Mexico. I set up with my DTA 6.5 creedmoor which shoots straight as an arrow out past 1000 yards. I am 10 minutes into my set-up and this nice female trots in thinking breakfast is about to be served. My jack-in-distress stops her broadside at 65 yards. Wow, she is almost TOO close for a DTA 6.5 creedmoor or is she??. So I aim low and make a good hit. This coyote is dead right there. My DTA gets it done, again.
Why you shoot DTA: – DTA rifles systems make me a better shooter. The compact bull-pup design is weighted perfectly for shooting off a bipod, shooting through ports or windows, or even off-hand shots. The DTA system allows you to change calibers so you can have one chassis and multiple calibers for hunting, long-range shooting or numerous shooting discipline matches. This gun really delivers it all!

800 Yard Shot Desert Tactical

Here’s proof of your 1/2 MOA guarantee. 800 yards. This was the first time I shot the rifle after breaking it in.
Why you shoot DTA: – To get ready for this year’s PRS matches, I needed a rifle in .260 rem. After researching DTA and various reviews, I purchased one just last month. Within a week, I participated in a train-up with the SRS. I’m a fan of the length for maneuverability and the bull-pup design. It allows me to rest the trigger housing against objects instead of resting the magazine like a traditional bolt rifle design.

Competition Shooting Desert Tactical SRS

My very first precision rifle contest win. October 2011 at the Arizona LRPRS. This stage was the “Sniper Box”. The stage consisted of 5 targets at different distances from 250 to 450 yards. The time limit was 60 seconds.
Why you shoot DTA: – I shoot DTA because it’s the best combination of accuracy, ruggedness and compact over all size. I think it is the ultimate tool for precision rifle competitions.

F Class Shooting Desert Tactical

I thought I might try my DTA at Fclass turned up and the friendly jokes started like where’s the rest of it and can’t you afford the full barrel. Some of them wonted to have a look at the way it changes Barrels so i removed it a couple of times and so did they.After we had done this they told me that there wasn’t enough time to re zero it I said no need to it will be ok to go straight into my comp at 500y yer right was the general mood. In the past when l have shot Fclass I have used my Tubb 2000 or my AI AW and I have never been able to shoot a possible come close lots but just miss out .So I laid down with a small group of non believers standing behind me with my nerves picking up l shot my first possible and you could of herd a pin drop.
Why you shoot DTA: – I like the versatility that this platform gives.An example of this over the New Years I turned up to a three day marathon Fclass shoot ( Australia’s longest) with my DTA shot the comps during the day ( Shot a place on each day)went back to my sisters farm where l was staying and Changed Barrels and went Fox shooting at night.Turned up the next morning at the comp opened up the case changed Barrels and got stuck into the comp again.One rifle endless options.

Alaskan Grizzly with Desert Tactical Arms 338 LM

About mid morning Sept 1st this 6’10” grizzly came into our moose camp and took some meat from our meat rack. We didn’t get a shot it happened so fast. Later that afternoon we went back to the kill site and found two adult grizzlies in the area. My buddy and I both shot and dispatched both of them with one shot each. I am shooting a DTA in .338 Lapua Mag and 8.5 – 32X Nightforce scope 250 Nosler Accubond at 2850 fps. 1″ group at 300 yards routinely. Awsome weapon. i now have a titanium silencer on it and am waiting on a new stock with monopod and cheek piece. I love this setup.
Why you shoot DTA: – it’s simple, it is extremely accurate and easy to shoot. Also, I love being able to take off my “hunting barrel .338 Lapua” and switch with a .300 Win Mag and be able to shoot a lot of ammo with the same platform I hunt with without wearing out my Lapua barrel. Great concept.

Craig Sawyer Desert Tactical Arms SRS

Up at Sniper Country. Modularity, accuracy, compactness, quality.

Buck with Desert Tactical SRS

My son Hunter and I in Kansas Dec 2012 after taking down the “Big 8” with the 300 WM
Why you shoot DTA: – Accurate, versatile, sexy

 

Precision Class Competition SRS

Shooting the DTA SRS .308 at a long range precision rifle class in Arizona last Fall.
Why you shoot DTA: – The bullpup design allows for a full length barrel in a compact, easy to handle profile. Excellent trigger.

 

mountain DTA

Deer hunting in the rockies, nothing beats my DTA
Why you shoot DTA: – Quality, versatile platform

SRS and Dog In the Snow

it took alot of sacrifice to get my dream weapon, looking back it was worth every bit of effort. I wouldnt change a thing.
Why you shoot DTA: – I was out shot with a springfield ,that didnt set well with me since the dta has been in my hands that hasn’t happen since.

 

Cold Bore Dimes Desert Tactical

– 34deg. is cool, -20 is cold. “cool bore dimes”
Why you shoot DTA: – short, powerfull, well balanced and most of all 1/2 moa to a mile +.

And Now for the 2 Most Random…

We got 2 photos that were really random….but they were too funny not to share!

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