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F-Class National Junior Record Set with Shilen NSS Barrel

Isabel S. of Texas recently broke the F-Class National Junior Record and tied the Women’s National Record with a Shilen 1-8 Twist 223 Wylde Bull Barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS)

Congratulations to Isabel and you can read her story below.

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NSS: Tell us a little about the event

Isabel: I shot in a long-range F-Class TR competition. The competition consisted of 3 matches. For each match, everyone shoots twenty shots for score at a target while lying prone with a rifle resting on a bipod or sandbags at a specific distance, in this case, 300 yards. The maximum score, X, has a numerical value of 10 and is used as a tiebreaker. The X is essentially a smaller bullseye within the 10 ring. My score of 200-14 stands for 200 points, 14 x. This means I did not drop any points (did not shoot outside the 10 ring) and got 14 of my 20 shots within the X ring.

NSS: We understand you have only been shooting competitively for 2 years, how did you get started in the sport?

Isabel: My dad encouraged me to start and I was happy to spend more time with him. I have a twin brother who also shoots competitions and we can get pretty competitive sometimes.

NSS: How often do you compete?

Isabel: I don’t compete very often. I think I average about three times a year or so.

NSS: We understand that you previously broke this record, but that event was not a registered match. How does it feel to repeat this feat and have it officially count?

Isabel: It’s a huge relief. I tried not to overthink things after the first record did not count, so I would not tense up during matches (after all, I’m here to have fun), but it was really nice to prove myself again.

NSS: Anything else you would like to add?

Isabel: Everyone always supports each other, especially in F-Class. It’s a lot of fun and I’d recommend it.

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Definitely Not My Last Northland Barrel

John S. of Alabama recently sent us a note regarding his most recent build using a Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). John had the following to say.

“Y’all have done it again!  This is my 2nd barrel and both shoot 1/4 MOA.  I’m still tweaking the load, but this picture is what I got at 200 yards with Hornady 140gr match over 36 grains of benchmark seated in Lapua brass.

Specs- Remington 700 action, 26 in Varmint Criterion barrel with Jp Enterprises break, Vortex PST, Timney trigger, and Grayboe stock. Both the 6BR (previous barrel purchased at NSS) and 6.5 Creedmoor are well below MOA out to 1,000 yards. Definitely not my last barrel!”

Thanks for the note John and happy shooting!