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!

Michael S. MTU Build

Sharp Looking Criterion MTU Build

Michael S. of Georgia reached out with a photo of his recent build. Michael purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply.

  • 26″ Criterion MTU barrel
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Heavy Duty Barrel Nut
  • NSS Barrel Nut Wrench

He paired the barrel and components with a Savage Model 10 action and a Masterpiece Arms Chassis.

That’s a nice looking rifle Michael. Happy shooting!

Richard S Rifle Build

Criterion 308 Win On A Sharp Looking Chassis

Richard S. of Delaware reached out to us and shared some photos of his recent build. Richard bought the following items from Northland Shooters Supply.

  • Savage Model 10 action
  • 26″ Criterion 308 Win in an MTU contour with 10 twist
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut

Richard paired these components with an Accurate Rifle Systems chassis and a Vortex Optics scope.

That’s a nice looking rifle Richard. Thanks for sharing and happy shooting!

Dave H 6mm Creedmoor

Criterion 6mm Creedmoor Success

Dave H. of South Dakota reached out regarding his Criterion 6mm Creedmoor barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply. Dave purchased a 24″ Criterion 6mm Creedmoor in a heavy sporter contour with an 8 twist.

Dave had the following to say about his build.

“Other than the 6 BR, this is the easiest tuning cartridge ever. I have just over 200 rounds shot and all groups including ALL load development averaged in the .3s. It’s a great barrel! After the initial break-in of shoot 1, clean, shoot 2, clean, then shoot 3, clean, it’s caught no copper since round #3. I will probably be ordering a 28″ large shank before Spring.”

Thanks for the note Dave and happy shooting!

Bret M Gap Grind

Fourth Place Finish At Gap Grind

Bret M. of Kentucky reached out regarding his Criterion 6mm Creedmoor Rem/Age barrel and the Remington 700 action he purchased from Northland.

Bret had the following to say.

“Here is the result of the products you sell.  The 26-inch 6 Creedmoor match performed awesome with 115-grain DTAC bullets. I couldn’t be happier with the products you sell.  I was able to place 4th in the amateur division at the 2018 GAP Grind using the Remington 700 action and Criterion barrel from Northland.  I used an XLR Envy Chassis. Thanks again for great products!”

Thanks for the note Bret and great shooting!