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