Dryfire, Focus, Adapter, Training
By DST Precision
This device allows you to use the rifle and optic to dryfire practice in a very small area. With this adapter most scopes focus in the 11-15 feet range, depth of field is about 6”. By increasing your parallax distance you can sometimes increase that focal distance. With proper lighting you can use your scope at maximum magnification. Perfect for in the house, in the garage or a small backyard. Use this device to practice different positions, balance points on the rifle, slung vs unslung, various support bag combinations. I have found the D.F.A.T to be extremely valuable in determining how small I can make my "wobble" with non-prone positions. Usually shooters can get a good idea of their abilities and improvements by dry firing on known "MOA" size targets.
37 D.F.A.T.- HD ->Most Universal Size
The 37 D.F.A.T.-HD has the aperture lens system held within a threaded aluminum sunshade, like other Gen 2 D.F.A.T.’s, It is different than the 55,58,62mm DFAT’s in the fact the glass lens is held in with a threaded retainer. It is possible to remove for cleaning if needed. This design provides a very secure fitment like lenses in a scope.
Another advantage of the 37mm Gen 2, is the smaller diameter allows one DFAT to fit more scopes without any barrel clearance issues. In the past we needed additional clearance since the outside diameter could be larger than the scope you were using it on, examples 62 D.F.A.T. O.D. 69.5mm, 58 D.F.A.T. O.D. 64.5mm, 55 D.F.A.T. O.D. 60.5mm.
Currently we have adapter rings to allow the NEW 37 D.F.A.T. to fit the following:
27mm = M27 x 0.75
M47.25 x 0.6
55mm (D) You can then use the other 55 adapter rings above 55 to make a 55mm or larger scope ring fit the 37 D.F.A.T with this 55mm ring as an adapter.
55 D.F.A.T to: (56,57,57.5,58,59,60,671D,62,63, VX50, VX56)
any "to 55mm" D.F.A.T. ring will fit the 55 D.F.A.T
any "to 37mm" D.F.A.T ring will fit the 37 D.F.A.T
and any "to 55mm" D.F.A.T. ring will fit the 37 D.F.A.T. with the addition of the "55mm to 37mm" adapter ring in addition to the ring size you need or your scope.
For example, if you have a 37 D.F.A.T that you usually use on your Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 3.5-10x40 with a VX-40mm to 37mm DFAT Ring, and you want to also be able to use your 37 D.F.A.T. on your Mark 5HD 7-35x56 you'd need to purchase the ring for that scope (the VX-56mm to 55mm ring), as well as the 55mm to 37mm adapter ring to make the VX-56 ring be able to adapt to the 37 D.F.A.T.
55 D.F.A.T.-HD fits: (Larger than scope bell, ensure enough clearance 60.5mm)
55mm fits: Vortex PST Gen 2 5-25x50, Vortex 15-60x52 Golden Eagle, Vortex 3-9x50 Crossfire, Vortex 4-24x50 Strike Eagle, Vortex 3.5-10x50 Diamondback, Athlon Argos GEN 1
37 D.F.A.T.-HD fits: ALL adapter ring combination/available will work with this size
37mm fits: Vortex 2-8x32 Diamondback HP, Vortex 1.75-5 Diamondback, Vortex 2-10x32 Viper PST Gen 2, Vortex 2-7x32 Crossfire I.
But more IMPORTANTLY it allows use of all the adapter rings available
37 DFAT-HD with thread adapter works with scope bells very close to barrel.
These are not scope OD this is the inside thread diameter of your scope/sunshade attachment. Consult your scope manufacture for your scope thread pitch/diameter.)
Please see THIS PDF for further size Information on ring sizes for different scopes.
In the drop down menu when selecting your size DFAT adapter ring to be able to attach your DFAT to your scope, there is the option to purchse the DFAT without a ring incase you need a reaplcement DFAT but still/already have the proper rings, however if you're purchasing a DFAT for the first time, you will need the appropriate ring to attach/use it on your scope.
THIS PDF has additional information and recommendations from Troy - creator of the DFAT.
ALL GEN 2 DFAT's get the "TARGET RANGE PACK #2 for half price. (includes 10 ranges total - Ranges #'s: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22) - 7.5"x11" High Resolution range images with a variety of targets printed on heavy paper. Be sure to select the Target Pack #2 in the drop down before adding to cart. (when purchased by itself, target pack #2 is $20, but it comes with the purchase of a DFAT system for $10). Or you can choose to select a different target pack to go with your initial DFAT system order. You can also purcahse the range packs indivisually on our website if you want a different set in the future. For Additional Range Target pack options Click Here to be taken to their descriptions.
IF YOU ARE CONFUSED OR NEED ASSISTANCE IN SELECTING YOUR PROPER DFAT SIZE OR RINGS, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL (361)-595-5472 we will gladly assist you in which size ring/D.F.A.T set up you need or would work best for your wants/needs.
The D.F.A.T. is great for helping you to find and build stable positions when shooting from a variety of positions.
Take it one step further! By picking random shooting environmental data you can get even more out of your practice.
12 MPH wind from 3:00
Start port arms 60 seconds to get into position and 5 shots off.
I guarantee your 4th time doing that will be way faster than your first. If you shoot in matches, or practice for hunting this will improve your confidence and speed.
How comfortable are you with your Ballistics app? Better to practice now than when you are under pressure.
The Gen 2 version of the DFAT has the aperture lens system held within a threaded aluminum sunshade. This is a very precision fit and be careful. You DO NOT want to cross thread your scope or the adapter.
Target packs and what ranges they include:
- Target Pack #2: includes 10 ranges total, Ranges #'s: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22
- Real World Ranges Target Pack: Includes 10 ranges total, EchoBox NH, Sheepdog NY(2), Granby MA, Chase the Adventure IA, High Lakes IA, Finger TN, and 3 target preference point ranges - very busy range with 3 difference layouts, each page has 7 sets of 5 target troop lines.
- NRL 22 Target Pack:includes 14 ranges total - 7 double sided Ranges
- Advanced Ranges Target Pack: Includes Ranges #30 (High Angle) and #33, 34 (Wind direction)
- Supplemental Target Pack: Includes Range #'s : 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 23A, 23B, 24A, & 24B
- NRL Hunter Target Pack: Includes Hunting Range #'s 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A,2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 5
- Hunter Target Pack: Includes Hunting Range #'s 1-10
- MIL/LEO Target Pack: Includes Mil/Leo Target ranges #1-3
- Positional Target pack - 3 copies of each 30, 33, 34 & Rifle Kraft. Hang one at tall barricade height, one at Kneeling height and one prone. This will allow you to have a more realistic position shooting at the same range image and moving barricade positions
For Additional Range Target pack options, or further deatil/pictures of the target packs Click Here to be taken to them.