Jack N. Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Build

Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Build

Jack N. of New Jersey reached out regarding his Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor build that he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Jack had the following to say about his build.

“I wanted to share the results of the new criterion barrel and loker tuner set up (just 40 rounds down the pipe and this is what I got).  This is a 5 shot group at 100 yards using the 6.5 Creedmore barrel and Savage target action. You and criterion should be very proud of the great job you guys do.  I know that I am extremely happy!

The bullet is the Sierra 142 gr matchking. H4350 powder, Lapua brass with BR4 primers.”

Thanks for the note Jack and happy shooting!

Andrew J. 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age

Longrange Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age Success

Andrew J. of Georgia reached out regarding his Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Andrew purchased a 26″ 6.5 Creedmoor Rem/Age in an MTU contour with an 8 twist.

Andrew had the following to say about his build.

“These photos are from my second criterion 6.5 Creedmoor barrel and 4th Criterion Rem/Age I’ve purchased from NSS. All have performed wonderfully. My barreled action sits in a Choate tactical stock. It has an Elftman trigger and a Sightron 8-32×56, so nothing super fancy.

The barrel currently has 350 rounds on it. The yardages of each photo are listed in the “range buddy” details. The 100-yard photo is a 5 shot group with Berger factory ammo. I was using 140 Berger Elite hunter with H4350 in Starline small rifle primer brass in the two shown at distance. The 100-yard target was with Berger factory ammo.

Sub. 0.3 MOA on a 5 shot group at 100yds with SD of 12 and an ES of 16. Thanks for another great product!”

Thanks for the note Andrew and happy shooting!

Michael B Lapua

Criterion 6.5×47 Lapua Build Success!

Michael B. of New York reached out regarding his 28-inch Criterion 6.5×47 Lapua barrel in a bull contour with an 8 twist purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Michael captured this video and had the following information to share about his build.

“This group with the 6.5 x47 is at 100 yards. I was doing load development using 123 SMKs. They are seated about a half caliber into the neck. Whidden bushing dies, less than 1 thou runout. That barrel shoots everything from 123-140’s very well. Thanks!”

Thanks for the note Michael and happy shooting!

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!

New Calibers Available

New Calibers Available


Northland Shooters Supply now has the following new calibers available from  Shilen Rifles:

  • 6mm GT
  • 6.5 PRC
  • 300 PRC

Shilen’s 22 Creedmoor reamer will have .080″ free bore.  You can also send in dummy rounds and Shilen will throat the barrel to your exact specifications at no additional charge. 


Northland Shooters Supply now has the following new calibers available from  Criterion Barrels:

  • 6mm GT

NSS now has 22 Creedmoor barrels on the shelf ready to ship.  Our reamer is throated for the Hornady 88 grain ELD bullets and based off the Alpha Munitions 22 Creedmoor brass. 

Zermatt Rimfire Action

New Rimfire Action Available

Bighorn Arms

Cost: $1150

Northland will now be stocking the RimX Rimfire Action from Zermatt Arms. We should be receiving our first shipment later this month. We are currently taking pre-orders and will have this available in right and left hand.

Just like our current Bighorn TL3, SR3, and Origin actions, the RimX uses a Remington 700 footprint so this allows you to use Remington 700 stocks, chassis, and triggers.

The RimX Action uses interchangeable bolt heads. The RimX is currently available in 22 Long Rifle/ 17 Mach 2 and will soon be available in 17HMR/ 22 Mag as well as 17 WSM rimfire cartridges.

Each bolt face features a non-protruding extraction system that allows you to use a flat breach face barrel which makes barrel installation fast and easy. Each RimX action comes with one Zermatt Arms proprietary 10 round magazine. Every magazine is height adjustable allowing you to fine-tune the feed cycle.  

RimX highlights:

  • Works with Remington 700 stocks, chassis, and triggers
  • Integrated recoil lug
  • Nitrided receiver and bolt body
  • DLC coated bolt head
  • Interchangeable bolt heads 22LR/ 17 Mach 2, 17 HMR/22 Mag, (17 WSM available at a later date)
  • Option of 0, 20, 30, and 40 MOA Rail
  • 7 bolt knobs to choose from
  • 10 Round adjustable height Magazine

BOLT HEAD: 22LR/ 17 Mach 2, 17 HMR/22 Mag, 17 WSM Available at a later date

RAIL: 0 MOA, 20 MOA, 30 MOA, 40 MOA

BOLT KNOB: (Pictured left to right) Competition, Tactical, Helical Diamond, Teardrop, Spiral Extended, Spiral, and  Diamond

Zermatt Arms Bolt Knobs

Zermatt – RimX Rimfire in Right and Left Hand

RimX Magazine

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!

Bat Action Sale


During the week of November 25 through November 29, we’ve got a great deal on our NSS-BAT Machine Actions.

  • Purchase any in-stock BAT Action and trigger to receive $75 off the cost of the action.
  • Purchase any in-stock BAT Action, barrel, and trigger to receive $150 off the cost of the action.

Give us a call today to claim this deal while supplies last!