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!

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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!

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Shilen 6BR Norma First Groups

Mike H. of Indiana sent in a photo of his most recent build from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Mike purchased the following products:

  • 26″ Shilen 6BR Norma in a bull contour with 8 twist
  • Manson Reamers 6BR go gauge
  • Savage right-handed .308 bolt head

Mike had the following to say.

“Here’s the first groups out of 6br with Shilen ratchet rifle 8 twist with Berger 105 hybrids. Bought from NSS.”

Thanks for the note Mike and happy shooting!

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Criterion 6mm Dasher Build from NSS

Ted G. of Florida reached out regarding his recent Criterion Barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Ted purchased a 26″ 6mm Dasher in an MTU contour with a 7.5 twist.

Ted had the following to say about his build.

“This rifle is going to be another hammer! This photo shows three shots at 100 yards. That is the 107 smk with 35.4 grains of h4350, 20/1000 off the lands. The velocity is around 2930, but that’s at 50 or so rounds of break-in so, may have a little bit more in it.”

Thanks for the note Ted and happy shooting!

Stephen_M

Criterion 204 Ruger Build

Stephen M. of Missouri reached out regarding his recent Criterion 204 Ruger build. Stephen purchased the following products from Northlands Shooters Supply (NSS) for his build.

  • 26″ Criterion 204 Ruger in a Bull contour with 11 twist.
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Square and Trued Barrel Nut

Stephen had the following to say about his build.

“Here’s a pic of a three-round test load group from the new Criterion barrel you sold me for my old Savage LRPV in 204 Ruger. They are 28.9 and 29.0gn of Hodgden’s CFE 223 powder, .005 off the lands, Federal Premium GM205M primers, 39gn Sierra Blitzking bullets. The target circle is 5/8 dia. I shot this at 100 yards. Needless to say, I am very pleased with the results!”

Thanks for the note Stephen and happy shooting! 

Brian M. 40o yards

400-Yard Success with Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor

Brian M. of Ohio reached out regarding his recent 6.5 Creedmoor Criterion Rem/Age Build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Brian purchased the following NSS products for his build.

  • 28″ Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor in a Bull Contour with 8 Twist
  • Trued – Remington 700 Single Shot Action
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Brian shared this photo from a 400-yard sight-in of his rifle.

Les V. 6mm

Criterion 223 Rem/Age Success

Les V. of North Dakota reached out regarding his Criterion Rem/Age 223 barrel purchased at Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Les used the following components for his build:

  • Remington Short Action
  • 26″ Criterion Rem/Age 223 Rem Bull barrel purchased from NSS
  • Rifle Basic Trigger purchased from NSS
  • Nightforce 20 MOA Rail
  • Burris XTR II 4-20X50 FFP
  • Burris 34mm Signature Rings
  • ORYX Chassis

Les had the following to say about his build.

“Today we went out and shot 16 rounds through my build to sight it in and get an idea of how the desired load would work.

The brass was sized and primed with CCI small rifle primers. Hodgdon Leverevolution powder pushed Hornady 75 grain ELDs at 2975fps.

After getting on target at 100 yards, I shot two groups. The second group was significantly smaller than the first.

Buy Criterion barrels from Northland, tighten them onto untrued Remington actions and you will shoot bungholes!

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Criterion Rem/Age 224 Valkyrie

Stan U. of Louisiana reached out regarding his Criterion 224 Valkyrie Rem/Age build. Stan purchased the following items from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

  • 24″ Criterion Rem/Age 224 Valkyrie in a light varmint contour.
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Manson Reamers 224 Valkyrie Go and NoGo Gauges

Stan had the following to say about his build.

“Here’s five shots at 100 yards at 0.111. I was using a Sierra 80 grn HPBTM, 15 thous jump, 27.1 gr. of  PP2000, BR-4 primers, Starline brass and surprisingly enough, and a very slight right at the case mouth crimp with a Lee collet crimper.

Thanks again for ANOTHER great barrel. “

Thanks for the note Stan and happy shooting.

Stan U 0.111 target