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!

We Love To See The Youth Involved

Congratulations to 14-year-old Ty C. of Missouri for competing in his first ever long-range shooting competition. We love hearing about youth getting involved in shooting sports. We’re happy to be a part of the journey as the gun that Ty is using features a Criterion Barrels, Inc. barrel, a Bighorn Arms action, and a Triggertech trigger, all of which were purchased from Northland Shooters Supply. Best of luck at your future shoots Ty!

We Love to see the Youth Involved

July Check-in with The Northland Shooters Supply Sponsored Shooting Team

NSS: How is the team doing in the Missouri Steel Tactical Series (MOST)?

The Team: Isaiah C. is ranked #1, Mike B. is ranked #6, Ryan N. is ranked #14, and Jesse K. is ranked #17.

NSS: What shoots will you be participating in during the coming weeks?

The Team: The team will be represented at the following upcoming shoots:
– Vapor Trail Valley Shoot in Trenton, MO on July 22
– Gadsden Shooting Center Shoot in Iberia, MO on July 28
– Shield Solutions Shoot in West Plains, MO on August 11
– Pioneer Louisiana, on August 18

NSS: We understand that you have a new shooter training that you are hosting. Tell us a little about that. How can a shooter participate?

The Team: We will be hosting a free training day later in the summer with no date set yet but probably September. The event will be for new shooters to the sport or folks that have only shot a handful of matches. We hosted a free training day late last winter and it was a huge hit so we will have another one this fall to try to and help more folks.  The sign-up for the event will be on the Missouri Steel Tactical Series (MOST) Facebook page when the date is set. The training day will be 100% free to participants and even lunch will be provided free of charge.  All a participant will need is a rifle, some ammo, and the desire to learn.

Tools That Work for Your Gun Build Needs

We get many questions regarding tools that work for your gun build needs. We have several for sale at Northland Shooters Supply, but this post features an explanation of the NSS 11-inch Barrel Nut Wrench.

It’s assumed that this wrench is designed for leverage, but the wrench is actually designed for convenience for gun owners that have older style Savage rifles with the “old style” barrel nut (approximately late 70’s/early 80’s) and newer style Savage and Rem/Age rifles with the “new style” barrel nuts.

As this picture shows, the “old style” barrel nut has a radius notching and the “new style” barrel nut has a square notching.

Do you have newer and older rifle builds with both styles of nuts in your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The NSS 11-inch Barrel Nut Wrench gets the job done. Two birds, one stone.

11 Inch Barrel Nut Wrench Explained

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

June Check-in with The Northland Shooters Supply Sponsored Shooting Team

NSS: How many matches do you compete in during the course of a season?

The Team: I’d say on average we compete in approx. 25 matches per year.

NSS: How is your season going so far?

The Team: 2018 has been a great season for us so far. On an individual basis, we are currently ranked 1st, 7th, 11th and 15th in the Missouri Steel Tactical Series (MOST) out of 339 active shooters in the series.

NSS: How many matches have you competed in so far?

The Team: Various members of the team have competed in 12 matches so far this year.

NSS: Where is the furthest you have traveled for a match?

The Team: Logan, New Mexico or South Georgia to the MPA spring shootout.

NSS: How can a person get involved in the MOST Series/PRS shooting?

The Team: The best advice for anyone that wants to get involved would be to find a match to attend and show up. There are some really generous folks shooting these series and they will loan you anything you need to get some matches under your belt. Bring a scoped rifle, ammo, and a positive attitude. You will have the time of your life! There are several women and youngsters that shoot in the Missouri series, so no matter who you are or where you come from, just come on out and have a great time.