Gene R - 6.5 Creedmoor on a Bighorn Origin

Bighorn Arms Origin Paired with A Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor

Gene R. of Texas reached out regarding his build with products purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Gene bought the following products for his build.

  • Bighorn Arms Origin Action
  • 26″ Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor in an MTU contour
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • NSS 4″ barrel nut wrench
  • Manson Reamers 6.5 Creedmoor go gauge
  • American Precision Arms (APA) Gen II Little Bastard muzzle brake

Gene had the following to say about his build.

“I wanted to send a couple of pics and a few comments on the components that I recently purchased.  The assembly was scary easy and the results were scary good.  Yesterday’s trip to the range was really just to test things out and get a few shots down the tube.  I went through a pretty standard break-in, cleaning between shots, and getting it sighted in.  I attached a pic of shots 15 thru 20, the first 5 shot group at 100 yards.  The resulting 1/4 moa group was impressive!  It is going to be a hammer…Thanks again!!”

Gene was using hand-loads, 140 grain Barnes Match Burner over 40.5gr of H4350.  A load that he developed for an RPR and adjusted the length to work with the new barrel. Chassis is a Masterpiece Arms BA Comp in NRA blue. The scope is Vortex Viper HS-T 6-24. 

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Criterion RemAge 6.5 Creedmoor Build

Tommy R. of Virginia reached out regarding his 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age build. Tommy purchased a 26″ Criterion Rem/Age barrel in a varmint contour.

Tommy had the following to say about his build.

“This photo shows the results of my wife shooting with her 700. I can’t remember if we were 5 or 600 yds. The first shot in the group was left. Made a 2 click adjustment and my wife did the rest. Thank y’all again doing such good work. It certainly brings us joy.

The load she shoots is 38 varget under a 123 eld match in fed premium brass. It’s half moa no problem. Shoots factory federal fusion at about 3/4 moa. 

We are 100% satisfied with your products.”

Thanks for the message Tommy and happy shooting!

Father-Son Bonding Rifle Build

Matthew L. of Maine reached out regarding his Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor build. Matthew purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply.

  • 26″ Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age barrel in a Varmint contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • Cerakote the barrel, lug, and nut
  • NSS action wrench
  • NSS 11 inch barrel nut wrench
  • NSS taper loc system
  • Forster 6.5 Creedmoor Go and No Go gauge

Matthew had the following to say about his build.

“I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for a great experience I have had the pleasure of, since doing business with you and Northland Shooter’s Supply. I am a husband to my wife of 20 years and father of 3 wonderful kids. My 2 sons are 11 and 14 and I have a daughter that is 17. They keep us busy with their activities, sports, and interests. The calendar seems to fill up quickly.

With this on my mind, about 3 weeks ago I scheduled a “man day” with my sons”. No electronic devices, no phones, earbuds, or iPods allowed. On this day we opted for torque wrenches, barrel vises, and the tools purchased from you in order to swap out the barrel on a Remington 700P (.308 Win) to a new Rem-Age Criterion barrel in 6.5 CM (also purchased from you). We had a great time disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling this rifle and also explaining and understanding how these systems worked together to allow the rifle to function safely. As a dad, it was nice to share time and knowledge with my sons and to teach them the skills that I had acquired from my dad. We went out to lunch to grab a tool in town and returned back to install our new Criterion barrel. They learned how to set and use a torque wrench, and how the GO/NO-GO gauges worked. It took some attempts to set the head spacing correctly, but overall the whole experience was great. I would highly recommend the entire experience to any dad who wants to get some time with their kids doing something cool instead of them having their faces buried in a screen.

Oh, and an added cherry on top… The rifle is easily and consistently 1/2 MOA or better for two different affordable match factory loads (Berger 130 OTM and 135 Classic Hunter Match). This is a nice improvement for the same rifle that normally held factory Match .308 Win offerings to .653″ and .701″ over the course of a few hundred rounds. Thanks again for a great experience with my sons, good products and information, and great results!”

6.5 Creedmoor Shilen Barrel Build

Tim G. of Connecticut reached out to us regarding his 6.5 Creedmoor Shilen barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply. Tim also bought the following items for his build.

  • 26″ Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor in a Bull contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Tim had the following to say about his purchase.

” I wanted to say thanks for my Shilen select match bull barrel. Shoots amazing! Here are a few photos of my build and the first few shots at 400 yards. I used an MDT ACC Chassis, Vortex Razor Gen 2, and a Savage 10 action.”

Thanks for the note Tim and happy shooting!

6.5 Creedmoor Criterion Build Tack Driver

Joe D. of Texas reached out regarding his Criterion Barrels 6.5 Creedmoor build on a Bighorn TL3 action.

Joe purchased the following Northland Shooters Supply products for his build.

  • Bighorn Arms TL3 action
  • 26″ Criterion Barrels 6.5 Creedmoor in a Varmint contour
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • NSS Action Wrench
  • Forster Go and No Go Gauges
  • TriggerTech Diamond traditional curved trigger
  • American Precision Arms (APA) Gen II Little Bastard Muzzle Break

Joe had the following to say about his build.

“My recent purchase consisting of Big Horn action, Criterion barrel, Triggertech trigger, Little B muzzle brake, barrel nut, and tools now sit on a KRG X-ray chassis with a Vortex PST 5-25×50 scope.  This was my first build but it was easy with the tools provided.

This is a tack driver! Shot a 4 group of 0.240 MOA at 200 yds with factory ammo in 12-17 mph wind.  Can’t wait to see how well hand loads perform!

The factory ammo that I shot was Nosler match.”

Thanks for the message Joe and happy shooting!

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Scary Accurate 280 AI Criterion Hunting Rifle Build

Chris E. of Kentucky reached out regarding his 280 AI Criterion barrel build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Chris purchased the following products from Northland.

  • 26″ Criterion 280 AI in a Heavy Sporter contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Manson Reamers 280 AI Go Gauge

Chris had the following to say about his build.

“Here she is. 280AI.  Absolutely the MOST accurate hunting rifle I’ve ever owned due largely to the NSS/Criterion barrel. Thanks again! I’m using a Bell and Carlson stock with a Leupold Optics VX-L 2.5-10×50. This rifle is scary accurate!

Just finished pressure testing and an initial 10-shot ladder (Satterlee) looking for the best velocity node. This rifle actually shot into dang near a quarter of a minute at 200 yards for the last 4 shots of the ladder (picture provided). Can’t ask any better than that from a hunting rifle.

Just wanted to say thank you for such a GREAT barrel.”

Thanks for the note Chris and happy hunting!

F-Class Build with a Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor

Jack N. of New Jersey reached out to us regarding his Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor barrel and trued Savage Target Action that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Jack purchased the following items from Northland.

  • Trued Savage RB/RP Target Action
  • 28″ Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor in a Bull contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Jack had the following to say about his build.

“Attached are 2 photos one of my rifle made with an XLR Element chassis using the Savage Target action and 6.5 Creedmoor Criterion 28” bull barrel that I purchased from you.  The second photo is a target to show you the accuracy at 300 yards on an MR 63-C class target center.  I’m using Sierra 142gr Matchking.

I made this rifle for F-class open competition.  I can’t tell you how happy I am with all your help and perfection.  Keep up the great work!  Hopefully, I will make it to the F-Class Nationals this year.”

Looks like a shooter Jack. Thanks for the note and best of luck this season!

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!