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Criterion Barrels Inc. Releases Two New Hybrid Contour AR Barrel Models

Criterion Barrels Inc. Releases Two New Hybrid Contour AR Barrel Models

When it comes to AR pattern rifles, the Hybrid contour design strikes an ideal balance between barrel stiffness and comfortable carry weight. Criterion Barrels has expanded this product line to include models popular with shooters in various rifle disciplines, including personal defense, 3-Gun, and the PRS Gas Gun..

Sharps Bros and Criterion Barrels Team Up To Produce 6.5 Grendel Precision AK

Sharps Bros and Criterion Barrels Team Up To Produce 6.5 Grendel Precision AK

Photo credit: Sharps Bros Criterion Barrels, Sharps Bros, and Rifle Dynamics have teamed up in an attempt to stretch the accuracy potential and maximum effective range of the AK rifle platform to its limit. This prototype rifle features a hand lapped 18" 416R stainless steel salt bath nitrided Criteri..

Midwest Industries MI-10 Announced

Midwest Industries MI-10 Announced

Midwest Industries has recently announced the addition of a .308 AR rifle line to their existing selection of quality production firearms. The MI-10 is currently available with a 16” barrel configuration, but plans are currently in the works to add an 18” and 20” model. The new MI-10 will incorporate a Criterion-man..

Headspaced Bolt & Barrel Sets Now Available Through Brownells

Headspaced Bolt & Barrel Sets Now Available Through Brownells

Criterion Barrels has partnered with Brownells to offer a number of AR-15 barrel models sold complete with a factory headspaced BCM bolt. Available in six different contours and lengths, rifle builders will not be required to utilize a set of headspacing gauges to properly install these barrels. Headspaced barrel sets ..

Lee Enfield No.4 Barrel Variants & MSRP Release

 Lee Enfield No.4 Barrel Variants & MSRP Release

Criterion Barrels Inc. is proud to announce that our No.4 Lee Enfield barrel installation and accuracy testing has come to a successful conclusion. The first limited batch of barrel blanks will be entering the final stages of production shortly, followed by a much larger batch of barrels that are currently in the early..

Prototype Criterion Lee Enfield Barrel Shooter Victorious In New Zealand National Match

Prototype Criterion Lee Enfield Barrel Shooter Victorious In New Zealand National Match

Over the Easter weekend the New Zealand Service Rifle Association held its annual national service rifle competition. Coming first in the Classic Bolt Action class was Wellington Service Rifle member Nicole McKee. Nicole’s Rifle was built for her by her husband Duncan, who has a vast knowledge of the .303 British cartr..

CBI New Product Update

CBI New Product Update

Over the last few years Criterion Barrels has been laboring to constantly develop and improve upon new barrel models. The expansion of our inventory selection has allowed us to better accommodate manufacturers, retailers, and individual rifle builders. 2015 has proved to be no exception. We have a number of new ba..

Lee Enfield No.4 End of Year Progress Update

 Lee Enfield No.4 End of Year Progress Update

Santa isn’t be the only one delivering presents over the holidays. Criterion Barrels has successfully completed production of its first batch of sample Lee Enfield No.4 barrels! After proof firing and installing one of the sample barrels on an in-house test rifle, Criterion will be forwarding these barrels to a nu..

Lee Enfield No.4 Progress Update

Lee Enfield No.4 Progress Update

Getting tooled up for machining the bayonet and front sight lugs wasn't easy, but our Lee Enfield project lead has got it dialed in. After a little tweaking to the breech threading the first batch of test barrels should be ready for the range! Pictured is a prototype Lee Enfield No.4 barrel with a newly machine..

.308 Test Barrels

.308 Test Barrels

Pictured are three Criterion .308 AR hybrid contour barrel test rifles outfitted with Daniel Defense furniture and a Fulton Armory upper receiver. These barrel models will be entering production soon. ..

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