6.5 Creedmoor Shilen Barrel Build

Tim G. of Connecticut reached out to us regarding his 6.5 Creedmoor Shilen barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply. Tim also bought the following items for his build.

  • 26″ Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor in a Bull contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Tim had the following to say about his purchase.

” I wanted to say thanks for my Shilen select match bull barrel. Shoots amazing! Here are a few photos of my build and the first few shots at 400 yards. I used an MDT ACC Chassis, Vortex Razor Gen 2, and a Savage 10 action.”

Thanks for the note Tim and happy shooting!

6.5 Creedmoor Criterion Build Tack Driver

Joe D. of Texas reached out regarding his Criterion Barrels 6.5 Creedmoor build on a Bighorn TL3 action.

Joe purchased the following Northland Shooters Supply products for his build.

  • Bighorn Arms TL3 action
  • 26″ Criterion Barrels 6.5 Creedmoor in a Varmint contour
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • NSS Action Wrench
  • Forster Go and No Go Gauges
  • TriggerTech Diamond traditional curved trigger
  • American Precision Arms (APA) Gen II Little Bastard Muzzle Break

Joe had the following to say about his build.

“My recent purchase consisting of Big Horn action, Criterion barrel, Triggertech trigger, Little B muzzle brake, barrel nut, and tools now sit on a KRG X-ray chassis with a Vortex PST 5-25×50 scope.  This was my first build but it was easy with the tools provided.

This is a tack driver! Shot a 4 group of 0.240 MOA at 200 yds with factory ammo in 12-17 mph wind.  Can’t wait to see how well hand loads perform!

The factory ammo that I shot was Nosler match.”

Thanks for the message Joe and happy shooting!

Chris_E

Scary Accurate 280 AI Criterion Hunting Rifle Build

Chris E. of Kentucky reached out regarding his 280 AI Criterion barrel build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Chris purchased the following products from Northland.

  • 26″ Criterion 280 AI in a Heavy Sporter contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Manson Reamers 280 AI Go Gauge

Chris had the following to say about his build.

“Here she is. 280AI.  Absolutely the MOST accurate hunting rifle I’ve ever owned due largely to the NSS/Criterion barrel. Thanks again! I’m using a Bell and Carlson stock with a Leupold Optics VX-L 2.5-10×50. This rifle is scary accurate!

Just finished pressure testing and an initial 10-shot ladder (Satterlee) looking for the best velocity node. This rifle actually shot into dang near a quarter of a minute at 200 yards for the last 4 shots of the ladder (picture provided). Can’t ask any better than that from a hunting rifle.

Just wanted to say thank you for such a GREAT barrel.”

Thanks for the note Chris and happy hunting!

F-Class Build with a Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor

Jack N. of New Jersey reached out to us regarding his Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor barrel and trued Savage Target Action that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Jack purchased the following items from Northland.

  • Trued Savage RB/RP Target Action
  • 28″ Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor in a Bull contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Jack had the following to say about his build.

“Attached are 2 photos one of my rifle made with an XLR Element chassis using the Savage Target action and 6.5 Creedmoor Criterion 28” bull barrel that I purchased from you.  The second photo is a target to show you the accuracy at 300 yards on an MR 63-C class target center.  I’m using Sierra 142gr Matchking.

I made this rifle for F-class open competition.  I can’t tell you how happy I am with all your help and perfection.  Keep up the great work!  Hopefully, I will make it to the F-Class Nationals this year.”

Looks like a shooter Jack. Thanks for the note and best of luck this season!

Shilen 204 Ruger Build

Dan L. of Ohio reached regarding his Shilen 204 Ruger build. Dan purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

  • 26″ Shilen 204 Ruger in a Varmint contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • NSS Action Wrench
  • NSS 4″ Barrel Nut Wrench

“Dug up some old pictures and wanted to share them with you: this was the first Savage build I did with the help of NSS. Savage 12 action with bell and Carlson stock and Shilen barrel chambered in .204 Ruger. This was the first group I shot after sighting in. 3 shot group was shot at 100 yards using Hornady factory loaded 40-grain Vmax. Needless to say, it’s a shooter!”

Thanks for the note Dan and happy shooting!

Shilen 300 Win Successful Hunt

Elijah O. of Montana sent us a great message regarding his Shilen Rifle 300 Win build. Elijah purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply for his build. 

– 26″ Shilen 300 Win Mag in a varmint contour
– NSS precision ground recoil lug
– NSS squared and trued barrel nut
– Matte black cerakote finish

Elijah has the following to say about his build.

“When I started my 2018 rifle build on a Savage action there was one thing I knew for certain, it was going to have a barrel from Northland Shooters Supply! Little did I know that this build would lead to the best day in Mule Deer hunting.

November 23, 2018 was a beautiful Montana day my wife, her sister and I will remember for years to come. Not only did we all harvest very nice Deer and put loads of meat in the freezer for winter, but it just so happened we all made our kills with this new NSS rifle build. Thank you so much for making and selling such perfection!”

We’re glad you had a fabulous hunt Elijah. Happy shooting!

Lincoln_S

Criterion 6BR Norma F-Class Build Success

Lincoln S. of Mississippi reached out regarding his 6BR Norma build and his success using the rifle for F-Class competition shooting. Lincoln purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply.

  • Savage Target Action RB/LP – .473 Bolt face
  • 28″ Criterion 6BR Norma barrel in a bull contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • NSS action wrench
  • NSS 4″ barrel nut wrench
  • Pacific Tool and Gauge 6BR Norma Go and No-Go gauges

Lincoln had the following to say about his build.

“600-yard High master card just came in from matches using the Savage with Criterion barrel!  Thanks for getting me pointed in the right direction. I’m using an old Japanese made 36 power Tasco scope and a Richards micro fit rosewood laminate stock. It’s a pretty cost effective setup!”

Thanks for the message Lincoln and happy shooting!

Jason_P

Savage 223 Criterion Build

Jason P. of New York sent us the following information about his Savage 223 Criterion build. Jason purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply.

  • 28″ Criterion 223 Rem in a bull contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • Manson Reamers 223 Rem go and no-go gauge

Jason had the following to say about his build.

“Wanted to show you guys my Savage 223 Benchrest build. The action is a model 12 223 from their FTR model, the stock is from their Benchrest model. I applied automotive base coat and clear for a brilliant finish. A top is 8×32 Sightron Siii. The star of the show is the barrel you recommended. It shot super from the first group. Attached is a group from its preferred load of an 82 gn Berger bt and 21.8gn of imr8208xbr. Every load I’ve tried shoots under 1/2″. Thanks for the help and super fast service. You guys Rock!”

Thanks for the message Jason and happy shooting!

Bill_H 6mm Remage Build

6mm Criterion Remage F-Class Build

Bill H. of North Carolina reached out regarding his 6mm Criterion Remage build that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Bill purchased the following products from Northland for his build.

  • 28″ Criterion Rem/Age 6mm Dasher in a Bull contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Manson Reamers 6 Dasher Go and No-Go Gauges

Bill had the following to say.

“See the attached pictures of the Dasher build on one of your trued 700 actions with a 28” 1:7 bull Criterion barrel. The target is from the first-day of load development at 100yds. A five shot group. I also shot 17 rounds with the 107 SMK and 10 rounds with the Berger 105 TBT. Looking forward to this F-Class season with this one and the BR. Thank you for the excellent customer service and the awesome components.”

Looks like great grouping Bill. Happy shooting and good luck this season!