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!