Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Great Shooter with Factory Loaded Ammo

Josh M. of Florida recently sent us some information regarding his recent 6.5 Creedmoor Criterion build. Josh had the following to say.

“Great shooter at 100 yards. Wow! I was using Hornady 140g ELD-M #81500 factory ammo, a Savage SA action, a 6.5 Creedmoor Criterion Barrel, and a Bell & Carlson m40 stock. The recoil lug is bedded. I used a lightened Savage trigger spring, an EGW scope mount, Burris XTR rings, and 5-25 xtr11 scope.

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

6.5 creedmoor Criterion build

Matt W Oryx DIY Solo Hunt

First Solo DIY Oryx Hunt a Success

Matt W. of New Mexico recently sent us a picture of his first solo Oryx hunt using products purchased from Northland Shooters Supply. Matt had the following to say.

I was using the following components for my build.

  • Criterion heavy sporter 24″ .280 AI (Northland Shooters Supply Product)
  • TriggerTech primary trigger (Northland Shooters Supply Product)
  • Stocky Stocks long range – Composite
  • Magpul hunter bottom metal
  • Ziess Conquest zplex 2-10x44
  • Matthews kydex cheek riser

It was my first solo DIY Oryx hunt. The location was here in New Mexico and it was off the White Sands Missile Range. They offer once in a lifetime hunts on the missile range. It is a lottery system and I drew out last year but had no luck. I went out and glassed super early and was only spotting the ones on the missile range. They actually sit along the fence line because they know they are safe as long as they stay on the range side. The morning I glassed them up in the range and they walked deeper so I decided to go for a hike and approximately 5 minutes into my walk, I jumped 2 out of a river bed and made an offhand 220-yard shot as it was trotting away.”

Thanks for the message and great hunting Matt!

Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor 3 shot group at 800 yards

Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor Three Shot Group at 800 Yards

William D. of Arizona sent us some information about his recent Shilen Select Match 6.5 Creedmoor build.

William had the following to say.

“I’m a little bit tickled to show you this and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I shot this 800 yards three shot group with factory sig elite ammo 140 gr OTM. This is the Shilen select match Savage pre-fit you sold me in a varmint profile 1-8 twist. It’s on my Savage model 11 trophy Hunter action in a B&C stock and a vortex pst 6-24×50 scope. Sweet!!!! I know it looks like two shots but I know the third shot covered 1/2 of the first impact.”

Thanks for the message William and happy shooting!

Criterion 220 Swift Barrel

Loving Criterion 220 Swift Build

Mathew H. of Wisconsin recently sent us a message regarding his recent Criterion 220 Swift Build. He had the following to say.

“This is a 3 shot group at 107 yds with my second 220 Swift build.  This is with only 8 shots down the barrel and the first-hand load that I tried. First 5 shots were to zero scope. Thanks for your great customer service. It’s the best out there!”

Thanks for the message Chris and happy shooting!

Savage pre-fit barrel

Barrels Purchased at Northland Get The Job Done for Long Range Hunting

Chris L. of Washington sent us the following information regarding his 4 barrels purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

“This will be my fourth Savage pre-fit barrel ordered from you (3 Criterion and 1 Shilen). Every barrel is an absolute tack driver. They each shoot bug-holes and have produced countless long range kills on rock-chucks and coyotes. These pictures are an example of my 28” Criterion barreled Savage LRP chambered in .260. I shot these at 756 yards and 847 yards. Both coyotes were bedded and didn’t know what hit them. Thanks for your advice and for selling quality products.” 

Thanks for the message Chris and happy shooting!


Criterion Remage barrel 6.5 creedmoor

Criterion RemAge 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Gets The Job Done

Jim P. of California recently sent us a note regarding his most recent Criterion RemAge 6.5 Creedmoor build. The barrel is a 28” Bull. Here is what Jim had to say about his build:

“ I received your barrel and spun it on yesterday, broke it in, developed a load, and had it hitting a 10″ steel plate consistently out to 700 yards by yesterday afternoon. Your barrel is awesome! Thanks again, and I’ll definitely be getting more products from you in the future.”

Thanks for the note Jim and happy shooting!

Criterion Remage 6.5 Creedmoor barrel


“Big Mac” Gets The Job Done With A Shilen 223 AI Barrel

Thad B. of Wyoming recently sent us a note regarding his most recent build and it was a bit of a unique one. See what Thad had to say below.

“Hey, just a thumbs up.

Took the new barrel out today to do some load development using CFE223. The barrel is a 30″ Shilen 223-AI 7-twist select match mounted to an older mod 12 action and the brand new SAV II trigger you sent me (thanks). The unique thing about this rifle is the 50cal stock (Big Mac) I inletted for a Savage action. The stock manufacturer wouldn’t inlet this stock for a savage action and said it wouldn’t work because the stock is too robust. I hate when someone tells me “can’t” or “no”. Told them it was going to cost me $450 to find out for myself and send me a “flat top with sniper fill”. Never underestimate a Marine. Anyhow. The stock is huge and heavy. Pillar bedded with Devcon aluminum putty. Notice my final velocity with 28gr of CFE223. 3166fps and no pressure signs.  It’s going to make a beautiful addition to the arsenal of guns I take to prairie dog town this spring.”

Thanks for the note Thad and happy shooting!

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F-Class National Junior Record Set with Shilen NSS Barrel

Isabel S. of Texas recently broke the F-Class National Junior Record and tied the Women’s National Record with a Shilen 1-8 Twist 223 Wylde Bull Barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS)

Congratulations to Isabel and you can read her story below.


NSS: Tell us a little about the event

Isabel: I shot in a long-range F-Class TR competition. The competition consisted of 3 matches. For each match, everyone shoots twenty shots for score at a target while lying prone with a rifle resting on a bipod or sandbags at a specific distance, in this case, 300 yards. The maximum score, X, has a numerical value of 10 and is used as a tiebreaker. The X is essentially a smaller bullseye within the 10 ring. My score of 200-14 stands for 200 points, 14 x. This means I did not drop any points (did not shoot outside the 10 ring) and got 14 of my 20 shots within the X ring.

NSS: We understand you have only been shooting competitively for 2 years, how did you get started in the sport?

Isabel: My dad encouraged me to start and I was happy to spend more time with him. I have a twin brother who also shoots competitions and we can get pretty competitive sometimes.

NSS: How often do you compete?

Isabel: I don’t compete very often. I think I average about three times a year or so.

NSS: We understand that you previously broke this record, but that event was not a registered match. How does it feel to repeat this feat and have it officially count?

Isabel: It’s a huge relief. I tried not to overthink things after the first record did not count, so I would not tense up during matches (after all, I’m here to have fun), but it was really nice to prove myself again.

NSS: Anything else you would like to add?

Isabel: Everyone always supports each other, especially in F-Class. It’s a lot of fun and I’d recommend it.


Definitely Not My Last Northland Barrel

John S. of Alabama recently sent us a note regarding his most recent build using a Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). John had the following to say.

“Y’all have done it again!  This is my 2nd barrel and both shoot 1/4 MOA.  I’m still tweaking the load, but this picture is what I got at 200 yards with Hornady 140gr match over 36 grains of benchmark seated in Lapua brass.

Specs- Remington 700 action, 26 in Varmint Criterion barrel with Jp Enterprises break, Vortex PST, Timney trigger, and Grayboe stock. Both the 6BR (previous barrel purchased at NSS) and 6.5 Creedmoor are well below MOA out to 1,000 yards. Definitely not my last barrel!”

Thanks for the note John and happy shooting!