Desert Tactical Arms Stealth Recon Scout

The Stealth Recon Scout (SRS) is bolt-action sniper rifle developed by the American firearm manufacturer Desert Tactical Arms. (Now operating under the name Desert Tech) It was unveiled at the 2008 SHOT Show.

Desert Tactical Arms Stealth Recon Scout
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Desert Tactical Arms
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 2008
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Georgia View
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Desert Tactical Arms 2008 View

The Stealth Recon Scout is notably unusual in that it is one of the few sniper rifles that has a bullpup bolt-action layout. This gives the rifle a relatively compact design; claimed to be 11 inches (280 mm) shorter than conventional sniper rifles. Because of the bullpup layout, the magazine and bolt are behind the pistol grip, and therefore the operation is slightly different from most other conventional designs. This layout also shifts more weight to the rear of the rifle; the manufacturer claims that this creates a central balancing point. The sling points are balanced with the centerline of the weapon to ensure it lies flat when slung. The rear support grip cheekrest is optimized with the height of the scope and eye alignment, removing the need for an adjustable cheekpiece. A raised, contoured buttpad helps to seat it more securely into the shooter's shoulder.

The Stealth Recon Scout was originally designed around the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge, but is also available in three other calibers; .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, and .300 Winchester Magnum (and now with .260 Remington and 6.5×47 Lapua) — all of which can be changed in a quick conversion. The .338 variant is fed from a five round box magazine, and uses a 26" (660 mm) match fluted, free floated barrel. While the barrel is standard with a muzzle brake, it can be removed to allow access to a threaded muzzle for the attachment of a suppressor.The rifle is guaranteed to have a standard 0.5 MOA (0.15 mrad) accuracy and uses a 1-6 lbs (4-27 N) adjustable match trigger.

The rifle is constructed of polymer (available in olive drab, tan, or black), aluminum, and steel. The handguard and upper receiver use a Picatinny rail system for attaching accessories such as a bipod or a telescopic sight. The safety can be operated without removing the user's hand from the pistol grip, and the magazine release can be operated with one hand.

Type Bullpup sniper rifle
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Manufacturer Desert Tactical Arms
Unit cost Chassis $3075
Produced 2008-present
Variants Covert, .243, .308 Win (7.62×51mm), .300 Win, .338 LM (8.61mm)
Weight 10 lb (4.5 kg) (Covert)
11.5 lb (5.2 kg) (.243 Winchester)
11 lb (5.0 kg) (7.62×51mm)
12 lb (5.4 kg) (.300 Winchester Short Magnum)
12.37 lb (5.6 kg) (.338 Lapua Magnum)
Length 26 in (660.4 mm) (Covert)
33.5 in (850.9 mm) (.243 Winchester)
31.5 in (800.1 mm) (7.62×51mm)
35.5 in (901.7 mm) (.300 Winchester Magnum)
37.5 in (952.5 mm) (.338 Lapua Magnum)
Barrel length 16 in (406.4 mm) (Covert)
24 in (609.6 mm) (.243 Winchester)
22 in (558.8 mm) (7.62×51mm)
26 in (660.4 mm) (.300 Winchester Magnum)
26 in (660.4 mm) (.338 Lapua Magnum)
Cartridge .243 Winchester
7.62×51mm NATO (.308 Winchester)
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
Action Bolt-action
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine(.338 Lapua Magnum)
6-round detachable box magazine (.300 Winchester)
7-round detachable box magazine (.243 Winchester, .308 Winchester)
Sights Telescopic sight

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