6X47 Lapua Rem/Age Load Development

rifle-1Nate M. of Indiana sent us some pictures of his recent Rem/Age build.

“Due to being so proud of my recent build and being impressed with the quality of my new 6×47 Lapua barrel,  I thought I would copy you on a couple of pictures.  The rifle is my new 20” Rem/Age barrel on a Surgeon 591 short action reciever, in a McMillan stock topped off with Vortex Razor.  I’m currently in the load development stage, but even the largest groups are no larger than 1/2 minute in size.  I am very impressed with the Criterion barrels I have, and even though the lead time was a bit longer on this one, it was well worth the wait.  Northland will continue to be my go-to supplier for barrels etc in the future as needed.  I thought my pic may be good for your website encouraging those guys that don’t quite like the barrel nut setup, especially on a custom action, to think again….

Thank you for your great customer service and i will speak with you soon as the need presents itself.”

200 YARD target

Criterion 6.5X284 Norma Rem/Age build

Cole S. of Idaho sent us this picture of his recent Criterion Rem/Age 6.5X284 Norma build. “I just wanted to give you some feedback on my Rem/Age 6.5×284 Norma I put together last year. I have 250 rounds down the pipe and to say the least, it is unbelievably accurate!! There isn’t a bullet/powder combo that it doesn’t like. With that being said, I want to thank you for the customer service I received about from you. I will be making a phone call to you shortly for my next build.  Attached is a 200 yard group I fired this morning with Hornady 147 grain ELD-M bullets. .625″-.264″=.388″ Again, thank you for producing such an incredible piece of equipment!!”

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Custom Rifle Build “The Hooligan”

Mark R. of California recently sent us some photos of his custom rifle build. Mark handmade the stock and machined the trigger guard. He had the following to say and photos to share.

“Got the 308 Win. about done. Stock is African Ribbon Mahogany. Tough machining project but I think it turned out okay for a first effort. I also machined the trigger guard and powder coated parts and washers black. Got kind of carried away with the inlay on the for-end and the leather pad on the comb, but what the heck if your going to build a custom rifle, eh? Put some cross-bolts into the V-block for strength. Also added a leather patch at the ejection port to protect the wood from the hot brass. That ribbon Mahogany is an attractive wood, but it’s not as tough as walnut. Hope you get a kick out of the name on it. Showed the rifle to my wife and she said “That thing looks like a Hooligan”. After I got off the floor from laughing so hard, I thought yea, it does, so what the hey, custom rifle right!”

Beautiful job Mark and happy shooting!

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300 Win Mag Rem/Age build

Tracker G. of Arizona sent us these pictures and message of his build.  “I would like to thank you for helping me get my Rem/Age 300 Win Mag built.  I am more than happy with the results and very pleased with all your advice along the way.  Attached is a picture of my average group with factory ammunition (Hornady Precision Hunter 200 grain ELDX) and a picture of my rifle.”



6.5X47 Lapua Rem/Age Build

Drew H. of South Dakota sent in this picture of his new build.  Here are the components he used.  Rem/Age 6.5×47 Lapua Criterion barrel, Remington 700 short action, HS prescision stock with DBM, Calving Elite trigger at 1.5lbs, Night Force 30 moa base, Vortex 35mm match precision rings, Vortex Razor 5-20 ffp ERB mil scope, Harris bipod,  lane Scorpion King magnum can, Cerakote fde.


Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor Build

Spencer H. of  Texas sent us these pictures and message about his new Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor build.  “Just wanted to give you a follow up. I finally got my MPA Chassis in so that I could shoot this new setup. It’s a hammer!! I could not be more satisfied, especially considering it shoots as well, if not better than my other rifle that cost 2-3 times as much as this setup! I will be purchasing another barrel or 2 from you soon. Thank you again for all your help!”




Shilen Select Match 6mm Dasher Build

Tom B. of Kentucky recently sent in pictures of his new Shilen Select Match 6 Dasher build along with this message:

“I wanted to share with you the accuracy of that Shilen barrel, my new 6 Dasher, built on a new Savage 12FV.  These photos are of my targets while still fire forming my cases to the chamber. None of these photos are from fully formed cases yet. These are the raw 6BR cases. The first target is of 75 rounds fired at 100 yards.  Mind you, this is after I had fired 10 rounds from a new chamber while sighting in my rifle. I pulled the last two off to the right. At the very end as I was starting to get tired.

The second target was shot after I took a break.  It is 10 rounds inside of a dime with one true hole.  I was blown away, one that I can do that, but two because of the accuracy.  Mind you again, this is still fire forming my 6BR cases to my 6 Dasher chamber and barrel. Also attached a photo of the gun as well.  These 6mm BR shell cases were also my very first hand loads and I did these to Fire form with. I did not use my competition powder or bullets.  I did these loads using 29 grains of Shooters World Match Rifle Powder and Hornady 105 grain Match HPBT bullets.  My plans are to use the Sierra Matchking 107 HPBT bullets for my match level setup. Will see how they do once I finish forming and swap over. I am so impressed with these forming results I may continue using the Shooters World powder at $19.50 a pound. It is said to be really good and actually the “Old Accuracy Brand Powder.”  Don’t know what that means but seems really good. I have been talking to their ballistics guy and the owner of the company.

Anyway, just wanted you to see my results. Could not be more pleased. I am back out to the range today to finish my last 100 rounds of fire forming. Then to start my regular loads. I have a Match this weekend and cannot wait to get those ready. Will talk to you later.”

Thanks for the message Tom.