Steve S 6xC

Criterion 6xC Success

Steve S. of California reached out regarding is Criterion 6xC barrel build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Steve purchased the following products:

  • 26″ Criterion 6xC in a Varmint contour with a 7 twist
  • NSS Wheeler Wrench Cap
  • Taper Loc

Steve had the following to say about his build.

“Here is a 5 shot group at 100 yards with a standard factory Model 10 FCP-K, accustock, and accutrigger. I replaced the .223 magazine with a .308 magazine and replaced the .223 barrel with your Criterion 6xC. I also changed the bolt head and baffle.

I was using 107 gn. Sierra MatchKing @ 2,945 fps. Over 38.8 gn. H4350.”

Thanks for the note Steve and happy shooting!

Jack N. Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Build

Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Build

Jack N. of New Jersey reached out regarding his Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor build that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Jack had the following to say about his build.

“I wanted to share the results of the new criterion barrel and loker tuner set up (just 40 rounds down the pipe and this is what I got).  This is a 5 shot group at 100 yards using the 6.5 Creedmore barrel and Savage target action. You and criterion should be very proud of the great job you guys do.  I know that I am extremely happy!

The bullet is the Sierra 142 gr matchking. H4350 powder, Lapua brass with BR4 primers.”

Thanks for the note Jack and happy shooting!

Andrew J. 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age

Longrange Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age Success

Andrew J. of Georgia reached out regarding his Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Andrew purchased a 26″ 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age in an MTU contour with an 8 twist.

Andrew had the following to say about his build.

“These photos are from my second criterion 6.5 Creedmoor barrel and 4th Criterion Rem/Age I’ve purchased from NSS. All have performed wonderfully. My barreled action sits in a Choate tactical stock. It has an Elftman trigger and a Sightron 8-32×56, so nothing super fancy.

The barrel currently has 350 rounds on it. The yardages of each photo are listed in the “range buddy” details. The 100-yard photo is a 5 shot group with Berger factory ammo. I was using 140 Berger Elite hunter with H4350 in Starline small rifle primer brass in the two shown at distance. The 100-yard target was with Berger factory ammo.

Sub. 0.3 MOA on a 5 shot group at 100yds with SD of 12 and an ES of 16. Thanks for another great product!”

Thanks for the note Andrew and happy shooting!

Michael B Lapua

Criterion 6.5×47 Lapua Build Success!

Michael B. of New York reached out regarding his 28-inch Criterion 6.5×47 Lapua barrel in a bull contour with an 8 twist purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Michael captured this video and had the following information to share about his build.

“This group with the 6.5 x47 is at 100 yards. I was doing load development using 123 SMKs. They are seated about a half caliber into the neck. Whidden bushing dies, less than 1 thou runout. That barrel shoots everything from 123-140’s very well. Thanks!”

Thanks for the note Michael and happy shooting!

Shooting Success with A Criterion 6mm Creedmoor

Dave H. from North Dakota reached out regarding his 6mm Creedmoor Criterion barrel build that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Dave purchased the following products from NSS

  • 24″ Criterion 6mm Creedmoor in a Heavy Sporter contour with 8 twist
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Dave had the following to say about his build.

“Other than a 6 BR this is the easiest tuning cartridge ever. I spun it on a stock Savage model 11 Accustock with a target spring in the Accutrigger. I have just over 200 rounds and all groups including ALL load development averaged in the .3s.

Great barrel, after the initial break-in of shoot 1 clean, shoot 2 clean, then shoot 3 and clean, it’s caught no copper since round three.

I’ve lost count of how many Shilen & Criterion barrels I’ve got from you but I’ve been able to tune every one of them to shoot like this.

Here is a picture of a couple of three-shot groups from 100 yards using H4350 powder. I will probably order a 28″ Large shank before spring. Thanks!”

Thanks for the note Dave. Happy shooting!

Mark_T

Shilen 260 Rem Build Success

Mark T. of Colorado reached out regarding his 260 Rem Shilen barrel build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Mark purchased the following NSS products for his build.

  • 26″ Shilen 260 Rem VLD Bull barrel in an 8 twist
  • Bighorn Arms TL3 Short Action
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Forster Go and No-Go Gauges
  • TriggerTech Special Trigger
  • American Precision Arms (APA) Gen II Fat Bastard Muzzle Brake

Mark had the following to say about his build:

“Got the barrel installed and broke in and I now have 50 rounds shot. I just wanted to share this and say thanks for the help in making this a pleasant experience. I have only had the rifle out to 500 yards but so far I’m very pleased. This group was at 200 yards 5 shots. I use Redding Nation Match dies and I’m seeing no more than .001 runout pretty much every round. Thanks again!”

Mark had some additional information to share:

  • Hornady brass-trimmed at 1.912
  • Ogive seat at 2.238
  • H4350 at 40 gn
  • Headspace at 1.553
  • Seated neck at .290/.002 neck tension
  • Berger hybrid target 140 gn
  • CCI large rifle primers

Mark G 308 Win

Shilen 308 Win Success!

Mark G. reached out regarding his recent .308 build. He purchased the following product from Northland Shooters Supply for this build.

– 28″ Shilen Rifles 308 WIN bull barrel
– Savage Arms Model 10 factory blueprint action
– NSS precision ground recoil lug
– NSS squared and trued barrel nut
– NSS action wrench
– NSS 4″ barrel nut wrench

Mark had the following to say about his build.
“I was doing some load development with surprising results. I did some seating depth testing to find the most accurate load depth. Question is, what won’t this barrel shoot? Trust me I am not a great shooter, but I try to have fun. I have tried about 5 different powders, with really good results.

I thought I would pass along a photo with some results. The Savage 10 Action I purchased from NSS along with the Shilen Select Match barrel is giving me fantastic results! Looking at another project soon with another caliber. I will be coming back to NSS without a doubt! Awesome service and products.”

Thanks for the note Mark and happy shooting!

Christopher_L_6.5 Creedmoor

Customers Best 5 Shot Group with Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor

Chris L. of Virginia reached out regarding his recent Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Chris purchased the following products.

  • 26″ Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor in an MTU contour with 8 twist
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • NSS Action Wrench
  • NSS Taper Loc
  • NSS 4″ Barrel Nut Wrench

Chris had the following to say about his build.

“Just wanted to drop you a quick email and thank you very much for the customer service you provided last week as well as the lightning-fast shipping. I am in shock at how well this barrel shoots. The photo of the group below is my best 5 shot group ever at 200 yards. It measured .211. The load for this is 43grains of RL-16 139 Lapua scenar L 10k jump in Alpha Munitions brass with CCI 450 primers.”

Thanks for the note Chris and happy shooting!