Criterion 243 Win

Criterion 243 Win “Coyote Zipper”

Mathew H. of Wisconsin sent us a message regarding his most recent Criterion 243 Win build from Northland Shooters Supply. Mathew purchased the following products from Northland.

  • 28″ Criterion 243 Win Bull barrel with 14 twist
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Forster 243 Win Go Gauge

“Put about 50 rounds down the pipe of my new 243 Criterion 14 twist 28 ” barrel, cleaning between loads. The barrel is cleaning easier as I shoot and groups are getting smaller and more consistent. I’m loading for 55 or 58-grain bullets with max. Velocity. Consistency can be tricky when pushing a light 6mm bullet at max. Velocity. I am getting dime sized groups with every load. Pictured is the very last group I shot through this barrel.  It is with a 55-grain blitzking and H380 powder, right at 4,000 fps. H380 was the last powder I tried. 3 shots at 107 yds. 16power scope. We’ll call this one the coyote zipper, it will unzip the hide right off the yote. Thanks for your great customer service “

Thanks for the message Mathew and happy shooting!

Les V. Stock

Criterion Rem/Age 6mm Creedmoor Build with A Modified Stock

Les V. of North Dakota reached out regarding his most recent build. He purchased a 28″ Criterion Rem/Age 6mm Creedmoor bull barrel from Northland Shooters Supply. He paired the barrel with a Stockys Stock and modified the stock. Here is what Les had to say.

“This stock is an LRC Accublock stock from Stockys Stocks. I bought the unpainted option and textured it myself and painted it. It is extremely stiff, so has taken abeating for the last two+ years without any issues. For the PRS matches I loadthe butt with lead. I’ve found lead to be highly effective as a recoilmitigating tool. 

This stock has an aluminum bedding block in it. It was black and smooth when I opened the box it came in. I mixed up some JB Weld and applied it to the places I thought I would grasp it, but not where it should slide on a bag or rest.

The application was done with a toothbrush, but without taping off a border first. If I were to do it again – and I would have another one of these stocks – I would tape it off first, then apply the JB Weld.

I first applied the JB Weld to the places I wanted it. Then I waited until it was setting up to be tacky and tapped the brush all over again to raise it up some more. The JB Weld tended to smooth itself over a bit if left alone after theinitial application.

The other thing I did not do but would do if I were to repeat this, is rough up the surface with sandpaper first. Although the finish only has a single place about the size of a quarter where it’s worn off, it would stay even longer if the surface had some prepping first.

Personally, it doesn’t bother me that a spot wore off. I can reapply as many coats as Iwant. Touch-ups can be done by spraying some paint into a plastic container, ice-cream pail lid, etc. then dabbing it with a paper towel and pressing thetowel onto where you want the paint.

The first coat I just sprayed on. That was “coyote.” The next two were flat black and green camo. Both of the last two colors were dabbed on with paper towels. It gave it a kind of “digital” look.

Since I did this, I added a Magpul bottom to convert it to an AICS magazine fed unit. And after that I swapped the action in the picture to a Stiller Predator action with the Rem/Age threaded 28″ 7 twist 6mm Creedmoor, Criterion barrel.”

Thanks for the note Les and happy shooting!

Don H Shilen Build

Shilen 6.5×47 Lapua Build Success

Don H. of Missouri sent us some information regarding his 6.5×47 Lapua Shilen build that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Don purchased the following items from Northland.

– 26″ Shilen 6.5×47 Lapua varmint contour with an 8 twist
– NSS precision ground recoil lug
– NSS squared and trued barrel nut
– Pacific Tool and Gauge go and no-go gauges

Don had the following to say about his build.

“I just wanted to send you a short thank you for your great products and prompt service. I recently purchased a Shilin Select Match barrel chambered in 6.5×47 Lapua along with your precision barrel nut and recoil lug.

I completed the build and was able to take it the range a couple weeks ago. The barrel is mated to a Savage Model 12 action and is mounted in a Bell and Carlson Tactical Medalist 2 with an Athlon Argos BTR 8X34X56 on top.

As you can tell, it shoots lights out!  And these were the third, fourth and fifth group out of the rifle!  I expect it will get better but not exactly sure how much better it can get.

Thank you again!”

Thanks for the message Don and happy shooting!

Don H target

Weston N hunting success

Criterion Rem/Age Hunting Success

Weston N. of Wyoming sent us some information regarding his most recent Criterion Rem/Age build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Weston purchased the following for his build:

– 24″ Criterion Rem/Age 6.5-06 barrel in a light varmint contour with an 8 twist
– NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
– NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
– NSS Action Wrench
– NSS Taper Loc
– NSS 4″ Barrel Nut Wrench

Weston had the following to say about his build.

“Hey guys. My Rem/Age Criterion barrel chambered in 6.5-06 is lights out! We harvested the following animals this hunting season using this rifle.

– My brothers buck that was shot at 563-yds
– My wife’s buck at 380-yds
– My antelope at 300 -yds
– My brothers Bull at 250-yds

Thanks again for the awesome product!”

Thanks for the note Weston and happy hunting!

Kelly G Target

Criterion Rem/Age Build Shooting Great

Kelly G. of California sent us some pictures of his recent Northland Shooters Supply (NSS) Criterion Rem/Age build and the great results he is seeing. Kelly purchased the following products from NSS.

  • 26″ Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor – Varmint contour – 8T
  • NSS Action Wrench
  • NSS Taper Loc
  • 4″ NSS Barrel Nut Wrench
  • Forster 6.5 Creedmoor Go and No-Go Gauges
  • NSS Heavy Duty Recoil Lug
  • NSS Heavy Duty Barrel Nut
  • American Precision Arms (APA) Gen II Little Bastard Muzzle Break
James P build

6.5 Creedmoor Shoots The Lights Out

James P. of Texas sent us a note regarding his recent build. He purchased the following items from Northland Shooters Supply for his build.

– 26″ Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor in a Varmint contour with an 8 twist
– NSS precision ground recoil lug
– NSS squared and trued barrel nut
– Rifle Basix SAV-1 Trigger

James had the following to say.

“I purchased a 26″ Criterion varmint heavy, trued lug and nut for a savage 10T action while I was deployed. Had it chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. This thing shoots the lights out with everything from 107 SMK’s to 147 ELD-X’s. This group was from last weekend shooting 129-grain soft points at 2950 fps.”

Thanks for the note James and happy shooting!

James P. Target

Jordan M targets with 300 FTR build

First Rem/Age Swap Comes Out Perfect

Jordan M. of Illinois reached out regarding his success with his recent build. Jordan purchased the following products from Northland.

– 28″ Criterion Rem/Age 308 FTR Bull barrel
– NSS precision ground recoil lug
– NSS squared and trued barrel nut
– NSS Wheeler wrench cap
– Taper loc system
– 4″ barrel nut wrench
– Forster 243 Win go gauge
– Forster 243 Win no-go gauge

Jordan had the following to say about his build.

“Thank you so much for all the help getting what I needed for my first Rem/Age swap. It came out perfect and that barrel is a hell of a shooter. I worked up some loads at 200 yards and shot about 50 rounds down the pipe. Couldn’t be happier! I’m shooting Berger 200 20x, these targets were my 200-yard groups, 2640fps at 43.4gn varget.”

Thanks for the message Jordan and happy shooting!