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Criterion 204 Ruger Build

Stephen M. of Missouri reached out regarding his recent Criterion 204 Ruger build. Stephen purchased the following products from Northlands Shooters Supply (NSS) for his build.

  • 26″ Criterion 204 Ruger in a Bull contour with 11 twist.
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Square and Trued Barrel Nut

Stephen had the following to say about his build.

“Here’s a pic of a three-round test load group from the new Criterion barrel you sold me for my old Savage LRPV in 204 Ruger. They are 28.9 and 29.0gn of Hodgden’s CFE 223 powder, .005 off the lands, Federal Premium GM205M primers, 39gn Sierra Blitzking bullets. The target circle is 5/8 dia. I shot this at 100 yards. Needless to say, I am very pleased with the results!”

Thanks for the note Stephen and happy shooting! 

Brian M. 40o yards

400-Yard Success with Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor

Brian M. of Ohio reached out regarding his recent 6.5 Creedmoor Criterion Rem/Age Build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

Brian purchased the following NSS products for his build.

  • 28″ Criterion Rem/Age 6.5 Creedmoor in a Bull Contour with 8 Twist
  • Trued – Remington 700 Single Shot Action
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Brian shared this photo from a 400-yard sight-in of his rifle.

Les V. 6mm

Criterion 223 Rem/Age Success

Les V. of North Dakota reached out regarding his Criterion Rem/Age 223 barrel purchased at Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Les used the following components for his build:

  • Remington Short Action
  • 26″ Criterion Rem/Age 223 Rem Bull barrel purchased from NSS
  • Rifle Basic Trigger purchased from NSS
  • Nightforce 20 MOA Rail
  • Burris XTR II 4-20X50 FFP
  • Burris 34mm Signature Rings
  • ORYX Chassis

Les had the following to say about his build.

“Today we went out and shot 16 rounds through my build to sight it in and get an idea of how the desired load would work.

The brass was sized and primed with CCI small rifle primers. Hodgdon Leverevolution powder pushed Hornady 75 grain ELDs at 2975fps.

After getting on target at 100 yards, I shot two groups. The second group was significantly smaller than the first.

Buy Criterion barrels from Northland, tighten them onto untrued Remington actions and you will shoot bungholes!

Stan U 224 Valkyrie

Criterion Rem/Age 224 Valkyrie

Stan U. of Louisiana reached out regarding his Criterion 224 Valkyrie Rem/Age build. Stan purchased the following items from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

  • 24″ Criterion Rem/Age 224 Valkyrie in a light varmint contour.
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut
  • Manson Reamers 224 Valkyrie Go and NoGo Gauges

Stan had the following to say about his build.

“Here’s five shots at 100 yards at 0.111. I was using a Sierra 80 grn HPBTM, 15 thous jump, 27.1 gr. of  PP2000, BR-4 primers, Starline brass and surprisingly enough, and a very slight right at the case mouth crimp with a Lee collet crimper.

Thanks again for ANOTHER great barrel. “

Thanks for the note Stan and happy shooting.

Stan U 0.111 target
Art C Lapua Build

Criterion 6.5 x 47 Lapua MTU Contour PRS Build

Art C. of Massachusetts reached out regarding his recent build. Art purchased a 26″ Criterion 6.5 x 47 Lapua in an MTU contour. Art had the following to say about his build.

“I recently wrapped up a PRS build with the Criterion MTU.  It turned out to be quite a shooter!  With the volume of shooting in PRS competition/practice, being able to quickly and precisely replace a barrel myself is quite cost-effective and certainly saves the time and hassle of having to use a gunsmith!  I appreciate your assistance!”

Thanks for the message Art. Good luck with your PRS shooting!

Tm G.

Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor Build Success

Tim G. of Connecticut reached out regarding his build using the products he purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Tim purchased the following products from NSS.

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

Tim sent a quick note along with photos.

“I wanted to say thanks for my Shilen select match bull barrel. Shoots amazing! I’m using an MDT  ACC chassis, Vortex Razor Gen 2, and Savage 10 action.”

Thanks for the note Tim. Happy shooting!  

Tim G. Target.
Grant B 100 yard target

Criterion 22 Creedmoor 100 Yard 5 Shot Group

Grant B. of Indiana reached out regarding his most recent build with products from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). Grant had a fabulous 5 shot group at 100 yards shown in the picture. Grant purchased the following products from NSS.

  • Savage Model 10 Factory Blue Printed .473 Bolt Face Action
  • 26″ Criterion 22 Creedmoor in a Varmint contour
  • NSS Precision Ground Recoil Lug
  • NSS Squared and Trued Barrel Nut

Grant was using a load that had 90 gr Berger VLD bullets with Alliant Reloader 23 powder with a velocity of 3315 fps.

That’s a nice looking group Grant. Happy shooting!

John G - Milk Jug Challenge

Shilen Rifle Success at 1000, 1200 1500 yards, and 1 mile Long Range Milk Jug Challenge

John G. of Nevada reached out regarding the success he and his wife are having with their Shilen Rifle barrels purchased from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS). John purchased the following products from NSS to use for the Milk Jug long-range Shooting challenge in Utah.

  • 28″ Shilen 6mm Creedmoor VLD in a bull contour
  • 28″ Shilen 6.5 Creedmoor in a bull contour
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut

John had the following to say.

“Just got back from Milk Jug Challenge in Price Utah. Both rifles did very well. On my second attempt at a mile, my 6.5 Creedmoor put the first 3 shots in a 10.5″ group. I have the target. My wife got her 1k, 1200 and 1500, and just missed the mile with her 6mm. Thank you for your help. These guns performed very well with the Shilen barrels you provided.”

Thanks for the message John. Great shooting!

Gary B. 6xC

Criterion 6xC At 200 Yards

Gary B. of North Dakota reached regarding his Criterion 6xC build. Gary purchased the following products from Northland Shooters Supply (NSS).

  • 26″ Criterion 6xC in a varmint contour with an 8 twist.
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut

Gary had the following information to share.

“Here’s a photo of my target at 200 yards shooting the 6mmxc Savage varmint. 105 Amax43.3 grs. Sup-performance. 210m. Chronoed 3220 FPS

I have 3 criterion bbls and all are sub 1/2”, the two varmints are usually close to 1/4” or less.”

Thanks for sharing Gary and happy shooting!

Steve_S

Criterion 6XC Build Success

Steve S. of California reached out regarding his Criterion 6XC build purchased from Northland Shooters Supply. Steve purchased the following products:

  • 26″ Criterion 6XC in a Varmint Contour
  • NSS Wheeler Wrench Cap
  • NSS Taper Loc

Steve had the following to share regarding his build.

“Here are my best 5 shots at 100 yards shooting left-handed on the bench. It was a cool sunshine day with a cold breezy wind. In the first picture, I was using the following components and load:

  • Savage 110 Tactical,
  • 6XC Criterion barrel, 26”, 6 groove, 1:7 Twist
  • 80 gn. Berger Varmint FB @ 3025 fps
  • Over, 38.0 gn. H4350.

In the second picture, I was using the following components and load:

  • Savage 110 Tactical,
  • 6XC Criterion barrel, 26”, 6 groove, 1:7 Twist
  • 105 gn. Nosler Custom Comp @ 2870 fps
  • Over, 37.6 gn. H4350.

Looks like it’s going to be a shooter for me!”

Thanks for the note Steve and happy shooting!