Short Action Customs: Desert Tech Upgrade Barrels!

Why do we make barrels for Desert Tech rifle system? Because believe in giving our customers the best products available. We create the most accurate barrels by starting with a cut rifled, hand lapped Bartlein barrel, then give you the power to choose your chamber dimensions, barrel length and muzzle specifications.  

What do our customers gain by choosing a Short Action Customs Desert Tech upgrade barrel? Barrel to barrel consistency and performance unparalleled by any factory barrel. By using a Bartlein cut rifled, hand lapped stainless steel barrel combined with our extremely straight chambers and super clean machine work, we can guarantee the performance of our barrels. 

Short Action Customs/DT barrels start at $1350 which includes:
  • Supplying a new Desert Tech barrel extension
  • Supplying a new Bartlein barrel blank with our DT contour
  • Chambering the barrel to your specifications, fitting the barrel extension
  • Cutting the locking lug recess for the chassis
  • Cutting the barrel to length, crowning and thread to your specifications
  • Supplying and installing a custom thread protector when not using a muzzle brake
  • Cerakoting barrel to customers specifications
  • Shipping insured through FedEx
Additional options include:
  • Heavy spiral barrel fluting…$175
  • Heavy straight barrel fluting…$175

Check out what our customers are saying about our Desert Tech Upgrade barrels. Also, check out our 223/300 conversion kits for the Desert Tech rifle system found HERE

“Mark and Short Action Customs Team,

I want to thank you for my Desert Tech barrels. As with all the barrels you’ve done for me, both of these barrels are premier in accuracy. The finish of the bore and chamber is also excellent.

I have recorded multiple groups sub half-inch 5 shot groups (100 yards) with both the 6.5 CM barrel and even the 338 Lapua Magnum! Some groups even in the .25 range. Just today, I was able to produce two groups with the 338 LM that were just inside of an inch at 300 yards! In my first long range precision match with the Desert Tech at Rayners Range, I finished second with the 6.5 CM barrel last July and those were ranges from 200-1000 yards.

To say I am satisfied with my Desert Tech rifle is an understatement, but the barrels you made for the platform definitely took the system to a whole new level. You and your team are to be applauded for continuing such great service.

Thank you!”