Shilen 204 Ruger Build

Dan L. of Ohio reached regarding his Shilen 204 Ruger build. Dan purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

  • 26″ Shilen 204 Ruger in a Varmint contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • NSS Action Wrench
  • NSS 4″ Barrel Nut Wrench

“Dug up some old pictures and wanted to share them with you: this was the first Savage build I did with the help of NSS. Savage 12 action with bell and Carlson stock and Shilen barrel chambered in .204 Ruger. This was the first group I shot after sighting in. 3 shot group was shot at 100 yards using Hornady factory loaded 40-grain Vmax. Needless to say, it’s a shooter!”

Thanks for the note Dan and happy shooting!

Shilen 300 Win Successful Hunt

Elijah O. of Montana sent us a great message regarding his Shilen Rifle 300 Win build. Elijah purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply for his build. 

– 26″ Shilen 300 Win Mag in a varmint contour
– NSS precision ground recoil lug
– NSS squared and trued barrel nut
– Matte black cerakote finish

Elijah has the following to say about his build.

“When I started my 2018 rifle build on a Savage action there was one thing I knew for certain, it was going to have a barrel from Northland Shooters Supply! Little did I know that this build would lead to the best day in Mule Deer hunting.

November 23, 2018 was a beautiful Montana day my wife, her sister and I will remember for years to come. Not only did we all harvest very nice Deer and put loads of meat in the freezer for winter, but it just so happened we all made our kills with this new NSS rifle build. Thank you so much for making and selling such perfection!”

We’re glad you had a fabulous hunt Elijah. Happy shooting!

Jason_P

Savage 223 Criterion Build

Jason P. of New York sent us the following information about his Savage 223 Criterion build. Jason purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply.

  • 28″ Criterion 223 Rem in a bull contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • Manson Reamers 223 Rem go and no-go gauge

Jason had the following to say about his build.

“Wanted to show you guys my Savage 223 Benchrest build. The action is a model 12 223 from their FTR model, the stock is from their Benchrest model. I applied automotive base coat and clear for a brilliant finish. A top is 8×32 Sightron Siii. The star of the show is the barrel you recommended. It shot super from the first group. Attached is a group from its preferred load of an 82 gn Berger bt and 21.8gn of imr8208xbr. Every load I’ve tried shoots under 1/2″. Thanks for the help and super fast service. You guys Rock!”

Thanks for the message Jason and happy shooting!

Bill_H 6mm Remage Build

6mm Criterion Remage F-Class Build

Bill H. of North Carolina reached out regarding his 6mm Criterion Remage build that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Bill purchased the following products from Northland for his build.

  • 28″ Criterion Rem/Age 6mm Dasher in a Bull contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Manson Reamers 6 Dasher Go and No-Go Gauges

Bill had the following to say.

“See the attached pictures of the Dasher build on one of your trued 700 actions with a 28” 1:7 bull Criterion barrel. The target is from the first-day of load development at 100yds. A five shot group. I also shot 17 rounds with the 107 SMK and 10 rounds with the Berger 105 TBT. Looking forward to this F-Class season with this one and the BR. Thank you for the excellent customer service and the awesome components.”

Looks like great grouping Bill. Happy shooting and good luck this season!

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!