Bill A

.223 Criterion Remage Build

Bill A. of Illinois reached out regarding his .223 Criterion Remage build that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply. Bill purchased the following products from Northland for his build.

  • 26″ Criterion Remage 223 Rem in an MTU contour.
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • NSS Action Wrench
  • NSS Taper Loc System
  • NSS 4″ Barrel Nut Wrench

Bill had the following to say about his build.

“I purchased a .223 match Criterion Remage and received my order 2 days later and went to work assembling my new toy. I installed the barrel on a bare factory fresh 700 action. First off, this is easier three-fold than even assembling an AR15 and I can do that with my eyes closed, as many of us can. When completed with the rifle, I took it out to 100 yards and including zeroing, I sent a total of 68 rounds down the barrel before it started really coming together. By coming together I mean a .423” group with factory Frontier 75gn HPBT ammo.

That’s ridiculous to perform like that right out the box! Don’t waste your money on a factory built rifle. Buy the bare 700 action and your preferred caliber. Do it yourself and have a WAY better rifle and the pride of doing it yourself. I’m an NSS customer for life.”

Bill was also using a Gen 1 Masterpiece Arms competition stock and a Vortex RZR HD scope.

Thanks for the note Bill and happy shooting!

Troy P 6.5 PRC

Shilen 6.5 PRC Build

Troy P. of Ohio reached out regarding his Shilen 6.5 PRC build he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Troy used the following products for his build.

  • 24″ Shilen 6.5 PRC in a heavy sporter contour
  • Bighorn Origin Action
  • TriggerTech Trigger
  • HS Precision Stock
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut

He sent a picture of his build and this picture of his 100-yard target while breaking in the new barrel using factory ammo.

Brian D. build

Criterion Remage 6.5×47 Lapua PRS Build

Brian B. of Missouri sent us the following information about his recent Criterion Remage 6.5×47 that he built for his wife to shoot in the Precision Rifle Series (PRS). Here are the products he used for his build. The 24″ Criterion Remage 6.5×47 lapua barrel was purchased at Northland Shooters Supply.

  • Rem 700 Trued receiver face Lapped lugs
  • 24″ Criterion Remage 6.5×47 lapua MTU 8 twist
  • Area 419 hellfire brake
  • Krg Xray chassis
  • Custom “silent night” paint
  • Athlon Ares BTR 2.5-15x50mm Mil
  • Seekins rings
  • Atlas PSR bipod

Brian had the following to say about his build.

“First few rounds through the barrel. Guessed at a load to get some rounds through it. This thing hammers! I built this for my wife to shoot PRS with, as well as, be my PRS backup rifle. This was her first time shooting 700 yards. I’m going to get her out to 1000 yards here in a couple of weeks. I finished tuning a load for it today. 140gr elite hunters, cci 450, and 40.6gr H4350. Getting 2826fps out of this 24″.

The best part about this rifle is its light! 13lb 5oz. My wife has a hard time handling a heavy 17-20 lb match rifle like mine, thus the reason for the KRG Xray chassis. Perfect weight for her and it doesn’t recoil much at all thanks to the Area 419 Hellfire brake. It absolutely hammers steel at distance.”

Thanks for the note Brian and best of luck to you and your wife during this season of PRS shooting.

DAVID F TARGET

Remington 700 Trued Action Paired with A Criterion Rem/Age 308 Win

David F. of Louisiana reached out regarding his recent build. David purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply.

David had the following to say about his build.

“I am writing you regarding my recent purchase of the Remington action and Criterion barrel in the light varmint contour. I am very pleased with the service and products. I have attached a photo of a 5 shot group at 100 yards running 155 Hornady amax. These loads are for another .308 rifle. What a surprise! Quality is your friend!”

Thanks for the note David and happy shooting!

Mark T Shilen Build

Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor Build

Mark T. From Colorado reached out regarding his recent Northland Shooters Supply build. Mark purchased the following items from Northland.

  • 30” Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor in a Bull contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • NSS action wrench
  • NSS 4” barrel nut wrench
  • Forster 6.5 Creedmoor go and no-go gauges

Mark had the following to say about his build.

“Here is the load data that I’m using:

  • Hornady Brass trimed @1.912
  • Ogive seat @ 2.238
  • H4350@ 40.0 gn
  • Headspace @ 1.553
  • Seated neck @ .290 /.002 neck tension 
  • Berger Hybrid Target 140 gn 
  • CCI large Rifle primers 

I use Redding Nation Match dies and am seeing no more than .001 runout pretty much every round. Having never picked up a rifle in my life till 3 years ago and only just learning how to hand load I have very limited experience.

I Got the barrel installed and broke in. I now have 50 rounds shot and just wanted to share this picture and say thanks for the help in making this a pleasant experience. I’ve only had the rifle out to 500 yards but so far I’m very pleased. This picture was at 200 yards and a 5 shot group.”

Thanks for the message Mark and happy shooting!

Art C Build

Criterion 6.5×47 Lapua Build

Art C of Massachusetts reached out regarding his 6.5 x 47 Criterion build. Art purchased the following products from Northland.

  • 28″ Criterion 6.5×47 Laupa in a Bull contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • NSS 4″ barrel nut wrench
  • NSS action wrench

The photo is Art’s target at 200 yards with .12 MOA.

Art had the following to say about his build.

“The Criterion barrel was a cinch to change!  I set it up with the identical headspace as my 6.5×47 PRS rifle.  Shoots the same load, same dye settings. same performance!! The only difference is the Criterion has an additional .0005” of BTO which makes no difference in results.  This rifle will be my 200/300 yard Egg Shooter.

Thanks for your assistance! I’ll be ordering a barrel for my 6.5×284 hunter in the next couple of months.”

Thanks for the message Art and happy shooting!

Jeff D. Shilen Build

Shilen 350 Rem Mag Build

Jeff D. of Mississippi sent us a message regarding his Shilen 350 Rem Mag build. Jeff purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply.

  • 18.5″ Shilen 350 Rem Mag in a Bull contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • NSS barrel nut wrench
  • NSS action wrench

Jeff had the following to say about his build.

“My 350 rem mag build using the savage 14 originally in 300 WSM has turned out great.  Using the products you sell,  this rifle shoots awesome with 35 cal, 200 gr Nosler Accubonds and Ramshot TAC at 58 grains. W748 does equally as well. I love this caliber and rifle,  it’s a straight up cannon!”

Thanks for the note Jeff and happy shooting!