By David Crane
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May 3, 2012
Two days ago, Desert Tactical Arms (DTA) released a presse release on the DTA HTI (Hard Target Interdiction) Sniper Rifle Chassis / DTA HTI Conversion Kit modular bullpup, bolt-action anti-materiel/sniper rifle system becoming available for purchase by civilian tactical shooters. The new tactical rifle system will be available in .50 BMG, .416 Barrett, .408 Cheytac, .375 Cheytac calibers, and, being modular weapon system, will be convertable between all of them. However, Defense Review doen’t know if the weapon can be ordered in .50 BMG configuration for $4630.00 to $4,830.00 USD from the jump, or whether the DTA HTI Conversion Kit will will also have to be purchased for an additional $2,385.00 to $2,485.00 USD. We’ll try to find out and update this article ASAP.
As it happens, DTA President/CEO Nick Young took DefenseReview through the DTA HTI Sniper Rifle Chassis system at SHOT Show 2012, and we shot some photos and video of it. The weapon looked and felt good. The DTA HTI anti-materiel/sniper rifle appears to be a beefed-up version of the company’s legacy DTA SRS/PSR (Stealth Recon Scout/Precision Sniper Rifle) Sniper Rifle Chassis system, of which DR is already a fan.
Data and Specs from the DTA website:
The HTI sniper rifle maintains exceptional accuracy at extreme distances with qualified ammunition.
1. Match grade free-floating, and fluted barrels, chambers, and crowns
2. High quality match trigger
3. Repeatable return-to-zero barrel mounting system
Quick Caliber Conversion
The HTI Sniper rifle is available in .50 BMG, .416 Barrett, .408 Cheytac, and .375 Cheytac. Both cartridges have excellent accuracy at extreme distances and deep penetration on hard targets. A sniper now has the option to fire high-precision/low-recoil .375 Cheytac and switch to .50 BMG when you need to deliver Armor Piercing, Tracer, or Incendiary payload ammunition.
The HTI was designed to operate under the harshest conditions and abuse. It utilizes high-impact polymers, aircraft grade aluminum (7075-T6), ultra high-strength steels, and the durable coatings. The monolithic receiver serves as a full-length mounting chassis, eliminating the need for any sort of bedding interface. Ergonomic stock panels attach directly to the receiver. The HTI sustains its accuracy and reliability in virtually any environment, including subzero arctic temperatures, extreme desert heat and dust, and wet jungle environments.
The HTI’s bullpup design makes it the most compact and portable Hard Target sniper rifle in the world, 12 pounds lighter, 12 inches shorter, and far more accurate than the US M82A1 50 BMG rifle currently in service.
.50 Browning Machine Gun (BMG)
.50 BMG: 45 3/8 in (114.3 cm)
.416 Barrett: 45 3/8 in (114.3 cm)
.408 Cheytac: 45 3/8 in (114.3 cm)
.375 Cheytac: 45 3/8 in (114.3 cm)
Weight with Conversion Kit .50 BMG: 20.25 lb (9.18kg)
.416 Barrett: 20.25 lb (9.18kg)
.408 Cheytac: 20.25 lb (9.18kg)
.375 Cheytac: 20.25 lb (9.18kg)
Chassis Weight 8.2 lb (3.7 kg)
.50 BMG: 29 in (73.66 cm)
.416 Barrett: 29 in (73.66 cm)
.408 Cheytac: 29 in (73.66 cm)
.375 Cheytac: 29 in (73.66 cm)
Rate of Twist:
.50 BMG: 1 in 13 inches
.416 Barrett: 1 in 12 inches
.408 Cheytac: 1 in 13 inches
.375 CT: 1 in 11.5 inches
DTA HTI Sniper Rifle Chassis: $4630.00 to $4,830.00 USD
DTA .50 BMG Caliber Conversion Kit: $2,385.00 to $2,485.00 USD
Company Contact Info:
Desert Tactical Arms (DTA)
P.O. Box 65816
Salt Lake City, UT 84165
Email: Military Sales: [email protected] (Dave Liwanag)
Email Law Enforcement Sales: [email protected] (Mike Davis)
Email Dealer Support: [email protected] (Ben Romney)
Email Training – [email protected]
Email Warranty – [email protected]
Email Marketing – [email protected]
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