Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor 3 shot group at 800 yards

Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor Three Shot Group at 800 Yards

William D. of Arizona sent us some information about his recent Shilen Select Match 6.5 Creedmoor build.

William had the following to say.

“I’m a little bit tickled to show you this and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I shot this 800 yards three shot group with factory sig elite ammo 140 gr OTM. This is the Shilen select match Savage pre-fit you sold me in a varmint profile 1-8 twist. It’s on my Savage model 11 trophy Hunter action in a B&C stock and a vortex pst 6-24×50 scope. Sweet!!!! I know it looks like two shots but I know the third shot covered 1/2 of the first impact.”

Thanks for the message William and happy shooting!

Criterion 220 Swift Barrel

Loving Criterion 220 Swift Builds

Mathew H. of Wisconsin recently sent us a message regarding his recent Criterion 220 Swift Build. He had the following to say.

“This is a 3 shot group at 107 yds with my second 220 Swift build.  This is with only 8 shots down the barrel and the first-hand load that I tried. First 5 shots were to zero scope. Thanks for your great customer service. It’s the best out there!”

Thanks for the message Chris and happy shooting!

Savage pre-fit barrel

Barrels Purchased at Northland Get The Job Done for Long Range Hunting

Chris L. of Washington sent us the following information regarding his 4 barrels purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

“This will be my fourth Savage pre-fit barrel ordered from you (3 Criterion and 1 Shilen). Every barrel is an absolute tack driver. They each shoot bug-holes and have produced countless long range kills on rock-chucks and coyotes. These pictures are an example of my 28” Criterion barreled Savage LRP chambered in .260. I shot these at 756 yards and 847 yards. Both coyotes were bedded and didn’t know what hit them. Thanks for your advice and for selling quality products.” 

Thanks for the message Chris and happy shooting!


Criterion Remage barrel 6.5 creedmoor

Criterion RemAge 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Gets The Job Done

Jim P. of California recently sent us a note regarding his most recent Criterion RemAge 6.5 Creedmoor build. The barrel is a 28” Bull. Here is what Jim had to say about his build:

“ I received your barrel and spun it on yesterday, broke it in, developed a load, and had it hitting a 10″ steel plate consistently out to 700 yards by yesterday afternoon. Your barrel is awesome! Thanks again, and I’ll definitely be getting more products from you in the future.”

Thanks for the note Jim and happy shooting!

Criterion Remage 6.5 Creedmoor barrel


“Big Mac” Gets The Job Done With A Shilen 223 AI Barrel

Thad B. of Wyoming recently sent us a note regarding his most recent build and it was a bit of a unique one. See what Thad had to say below.

“Hey, just a thumbs up.

Took the new barrel out today to do some load development using CFE223. The barrel is a 30″ Shilen 223-AI 7-twist select match mounted to an older mod 12 action and the brand new SAV II trigger you sent me (thanks). The unique thing about this rifle is the 50cal stock (Big Mac) I inletted for a Savage action. The stock manufacturer wouldn’t inlet this stock for a savage action and said it wouldn’t work because the stock is too robust. I hate when someone tells me “can’t” or “no”. Told them it was going to cost me $450 to find out for myself and send me a “flat top with sniper fill”. Never underestimate a Marine. Anyhow. The stock is huge and heavy. Pillar bedded with Devcon aluminum putty. Notice my final velocity with 28gr of CFE223. 3166fps and no pressure signs.  It’s going to make a beautiful addition to the arsenal of guns I take to prairie dog town this spring.”

Thanks for the note Thad and happy shooting!

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Shilen and Criterion Match Grade Barrels, Savage Pre Fit Barrels, and Remage Barrels

Match Grade Barrels

Northland Shooters Supply (NSS) offers high-quality aftermarket upgraded barrels from Criterion Barrels, Inc. and Shilen Rifles, Inc. These hand lapped match grade barrels are available for both Savage and Remington Rifles. NSS offers the Criterion-Savage, Criterion-Remington (Rem/Age), and the Shilen-Savage barrels. NSS maintains extensive inventories of these brands of barrels. We also offer custom ordering of specific calibers or contours to custom fit shooter applications. NSS supplies barrels from these manufacturers to customers from the recreational hunter up to the nationally competitive shooter. Customers that have purchased Criterion and Shilen barrels from Northland have gone on to set new national shooting records in competition. Recreational hunters and shooters that have upgraded their rifles using NSS precision ground heavy duty recoil lugs, NSS squared and trued barrel nuts, and aftermarket match grade barrels have seen more consistent shot placement at extended ranges. For additional information on all the Northland Shooters Supply offered barrels, please click on the buttons below for a direct link to learn more about the aftermarket match grade barrels that NSS has to offer.

Criterion Match Grade Barrels

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Shilen Match Grade Barrels

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