Shilen 300 PRC and Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor builds

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We have a customer who sent photo’s of his 2 targets from his 300 PRC build (white and orange target) using a Shilen Rifles Inc. barrel and his 6.5 Creedmoor build (black and red target) using a Criterion Barrels Inc. barrel, both purchased from Northland Shooters Supply.

Here are his barrel specs and some of the components he used:

  • 28” Shilen select match- small shank Savage bull contour- 300 PRC- 8 ratchet twist with ¾”-24 muzzle thread
  • 26″ Criterion- large shank Savage MTU contour- 6.5 Creedmoor- 8 twist with muzzle thread
  • NSS precision ground recoil lugs
  • NSS squared and trued barrel nuts
  • PT&G go and no-go gauges for PRC
  • Forster go and no-go gauges for the Creedmoor
  • NSS action wrench
  • NSS 4″ barrel nut wrench
  • Savage Arms model 110 action

Here is what he had to say about his builds:

“Happy customer here, I wanted to thank you for your help selecting my Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor and Shilen 300 PRC barrels, they are both performing very well. Here is where I am with very little load development. 3 shots each at 100 yards.

The 300 PRC is my ELR / mile gun. I used 72 grains of H4831 Hodgdon Powder, CCI LR magnum primers, Lapua brass, Hornady 225gr EDL-M bullets.

The 6.5 Creedmoor is my PRS setup for next season. I used 41.5 grains of H4350 Hodgdon Powder, CCI SM magnum primers, Lapua brass small primer pocket, Hornady 140gr ELD-M bullets”