Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor Build

Stan U. of Louisiana sent us information regarding his most recent build.  Stan installed a Criterion Rem/Age barrel.  It was a 24″ lite varmint contour with an 8 twist.  Here is what Stan had to say about his build:

“Still working up loads for the new barrel and I heard a lot of good stuff regarding Reloader17 and the 6.5 so I thought I’d give it a try. Best load of the day was a 4 shot .312” group at 200 yards. Hornady brass, BR-2 primer, Sierra 123 HPBTM, 41.0 gr Reloader17. I get better groups with my Remage 24-inch barrel than people I shoot with that have spent WAAAAAY more money on their barrels.

Thanks again for the great barrel and for helping me with the swap. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had the opportunity to brag about my Criterion barrel when people at the range look at my target and the barrel nut and say “who’s barrel is that?”.”

Thanks for the message Stan and great shooting!!


Criterion Rem/Age 280 Build

Thomas M. of Mississippi sent us these pictures and info regarding his recent build.  Thomas used a Northland Shooters Supply Remington 700 left-hand action, 26″ Criterion 280  Rem/Age barrel in a heavy sporter contour with an NSS precision ground recoil lug and NSS squared and trued barrel nut.  Here is what Thomas had to say about his build:

“This is the 280 Rem I built for my son. I ordered the left handed Remington 700 action and Criterion Rem/Age barrel in 280 from Northland then bedded it in a Bell and Carlson Alaskan stock.
This group was about 20 shots into the shoot and clean process. The top shot was a clean cold bore and then the other 3 behind that.
I now have three barrels from Northland and they all perform great. I also have the action wrench and taper loc tools that make the Rem/Age install a snap.
Mr. James can  answer any questions I have and they always have great service.”

Thanks for the message Thomas and happy shooting!


Texas Sniper Criterion Rem/Age Review

Dylan O. of Texas sent us these pictures of his recent Rem/Age build.  Dylan used a Northland Trued Remington 700 Action, 24″ Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor bull barrel, APA Little Bastard muzzle brake, and a Rifle Basix L-1K trigger. Here is what Dylan had to say:

“I put together a Remington 700 last year with all NSS sourced parts and wanted to give a review of the rifle:

Trued Remington 700 Short Action
24″ 1:8 Criterion RemAge 6.5mm Creedmoor
NSS Recoil Lug
NSS Barrel Nut
APA Little Bastard Brake
Rifle Basix L1 Trigger

I’m a Sniper Team Leader with a law enforcement agency in the Austin, Texas area. This rifle was built to replace the factory .308 Win I was using at the time and this rifle has blown me away. The entire system, optic included, totaled $3,100 and it shoots like it’s worth $12,000

Half MOA or better, shooting touching groups at 100 yards without fail and ringing steel at 1,100 yards without issue. Highly pleased with the rifle and the personal service received from NSS. Not one hiccup in the purchasing, shipping, receiving, or building process. Great rifle.

The stock is a Bell & Carlson Target/Competition model. It has only been out for a year or two, it appears to be a Manners / McMillan A4-A5 clone…functions great.  It has a full-length aluminum bedding block.

This steel target photo is a 550-yard group on a 6″x6″ head.

Thanks for an awesome rifle and you have a barrel customer for life.”

Thanks for the message Dylan and great shooting!


Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Build

Terrence E. of California sent us a picture of his rifle and target from his recent build using a Criterion Savage barrel.  The target was with factory Hornady ammo.  Here is what Terrence had to say  “I  would like to thank you for all the help with my build. Attached are the results of my 6.5 Creedmore build. After break-in and doing my part in shooting fundamentals I was truly impressed with the results and never knew such accuracy was achievable without the traditional lathe and a gunsmith. I can’t wait to start developing accuracy loads for the rifle.

26″ Criterion SS match barrel
Precision ground HD recoil lug and barrel nut
KRG chassis torqued to spec
Hornady 140 gr hpbt (American Gunner) factory ammo
.0149” group at 100yds

Criterion Ruger Precision Build

Harly D. of Texas sent us these pictures of his recent build on his Ruger Precision Rifle.  Harly used a 26″ Criterion pre-fit barrel.  It is a standard target contour with muzzle thread chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.  Here is what Harly used on his build.

“Ruger Precision Rifle”  Stock trigger set at 2.5 oz, Nordic for end, Gen 1 Magpul Butt Stock, DPMS Pistol Grip, Harris swivel bi-pod, knurled bolt knob that a friend built for me, Leupold Mark4 -M5 scope, Criterion 26″ precision barrel and M4-72 severe duty compensator.
3 shot group 1/4″ @100 yds. and 4 1/2″ @ 1000 yds.

Shilen 243 Win. Build

Paul S. of Colorado sent us these pictures of his recent build.  Paul installed a 26″ varmint Shilen Stainless Select Match barrel chamber in 243 Win. VLD. His son Paul is shooting 500 yard targets.  The picture of the target is at 100 yards.  Here is what Paul had to say.  
“Thanks for all the help and information. Your customer service speaks for its self.  Your 243 barrel I put on my Savage shoots lights out.”