Shilen 22BR Savage Build

Shilen 22BR Savage Build

Bob C. of Maryland sent us some photos and info on his new 22 BR Savage build using a Shilen Rifles Inc. barrel purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Here are the specs on some of the components he used:

  • 26” Shilen stainless select match- small shank Savage- Bull contour- 22BR with a .250” neck diameter- 12 twist throated to Bob’s dummy rounds
  • Savage Model 10 action from NSS
  • NSS Precision ground recoil lug
  • NSS Squared and trued barrel nut
  •  PT&G Headspace gauges

Here is what Bob had to say about his build:

“This is a group from the rifle that I fully assembled myself, with all items purchased from you folks. I did all my homework and it paid off in spades. 

The load info is attached, note, this group was shots# 4, 5, and 6, out of barrel!!! The first three were sighters. You guys are the best, and I’m a customer for life. It was all worth the wait.

I have two brass choices, Lapua, and Norma. The Norma seems to extract much easier than the Lapua. Just ordered some Peterson brass.  I turned the necks to .012.  That gives me .001, or 1 1/2 thousands clearance per side. My headspacing is on the tight side, and I may have to adjust it. I’m gonna wait til the Peterson brass arrives, process it, and see how it goes. I bought everything from you folks, minus the stock. I tried two powders, Varget, and H322. In the Norma brass, the same bullet, 52 ELDM, shot nearly identical. It likes the Hornady bullet.   And I was using a 205 federal primer, versus the CCI 450. The action is completely bedded and floated.”