We are a premier level dealer for DTA, and we routinely perform load development services for our clients.
I have never seen a factory DTA barrel that did not hold 1/2moa or better. 1/3 MOA is very typical.
We also sell custom barrels using Benchmark blanks. Those puppies shoot better than the user can. We have to hand them over to a benchrest expert in order to see how they shoot. Typically they will produce groups in the .1's and .2's at 100yds. Basically a 5 shot group is just a slightly larger hole than a single bullet hole.
This is not to take anything away from DTA, because their factory barrels are right up there with any of the top sniper rifles on earth, if not the best. However, you cannot expect a factory production part to have the kind of accuracy that a custom part would. This is not a reasonable demand, when they have to turn out dozens of barrels per day to be effective in the marketplace.
The reasons for this are vast, but it stems from the fact that DTA SRS and HTI rifles are built from the start to be the most accurate rifle on earth. 6" of tenon length instead of 1" or less on a traditional rifle. That's 6" of the barrel that is supported by the action instead of 1". This results in more consistent POI, but also 5" less barrel whip. There are MANY other reasons why these rifles are so accurate, but I won't go into them here.
The moral of the story is, DTA factory barrels are more accurate than most shooters. For those shooters that want better accuracy still... our custom conversions in DTA chassis fills the role unlike anything we've ever seen, and give you the ability to have a custom twist, flutes, barrel length, wildcat chambering, and other things that you can't get from a factory barrel.
This is going to sound corny, but when you own one, you'll understand the following statement:
DTA SRS - One rifle to rule them all.
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