This paper presents the results of an experimental validation of the deep hole drill residual stress measurement method. A validation test specimen was fabricated and plastically loaded to impose a permanent residual stress field within the specimen. The validation test specimen was designed to provide a variety of stress profiles as a function of location within the specimen. A finite element analysis of the validation test specimen was performed in order to provide a reference solution for comparison to the deep hole drill experimental results. Results from experimental testing of the validation test specimen agree well with the finite element analysis reference solution, thereby providing further validation of the deep hole drill method to measure residual stresses.