Shilen 204 Ruger Prefit Barrel

Shilen 204 Ruger

Darrel S. of Iowa sent us some target photos of his recent 204 Ruger build using a Shilen Rifles Inc. barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Here are the specs on Darrell’s barrel along with other components he purchased:

  • 26” Shilen stainless select match- Savage small shank- Varmint contour- 204 Ruger- 10 twist
  • NSS precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nut
  • NSS action wrench
  • NSS 4” barrel nut wrench

Here is what Darrell had to say:

“I purchased a 26” pre-fit Shilen barrel from you a couple of weeks ago in .204 Ruger for my Savage Model 12 VLP. These are my two last 5 shot groups of the recommended break-in using Nosler 40gr Varmint Ballistic Tip factory ammunition at 100 yards.

I’m no shooter (as shooters go) by any means but shots 41 thru 45 were .397” and 46 thru 50 were .266”. Thank you sir for your recommendations and services! What a nice barrel! I’m NOT sure I’m going to do load development 😁.”