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Bob Petillo Sets Police F-Class National Record With Criterion Barrels Bighorn Pre-Fit Build

Bob Petillo Sets Police F-Class National Record With Criterion Barrels Bighorn Pre-Fit Build

Less than one year after participating in his first F-Class match, Bob Petillo set an F-Class National Record in the Police category with his Criterion pre-fit rifle build. Currently using a 28” Bull contour barrel chambered in 6.5x284 Norma, Bob is currently using a handload recipe featuring Berger 140gr. Hybrid Match..

Shawn Risdon Wins South Carolina F-T/R Midrange Championship & Sets Club Record With Criterion Pre-Fit Barrel

Shawn Risdon Wins South Carolina F-T/R Midrange Championship & Sets Club Record With Criterion  Pre-Fit Barrel

Just because a shooter is new to a rifle discipline doesn’t mean they can’t outperform some of the more experienced competitors on the firing line. Shawn Risdon demonstrated this in his recent F-T/R performance at the Palmetto Gun Club in Ridgeville, SC. With a mere 13 months of F-Class competition under his belt an..

Shooter Introduction: Thomas & Madalyn Stewart

Shooter Introduction: Thomas & Madalyn Stewart

Criterion Barrels Inc. is proud to sponsor Wisconsin-based 3-Gun competitors Thomas & Madalyn Stewart. Thomas is a career law enforcement officer who began shooting competitively in USPSA and Palma matches. He gradually shifted his efforts toward 3-Gun matches, and has been competing in that discipline since 2012. ..

Shooter Introduction: Team Clevenger Shooting

Shooter Introduction: Team Clevenger Shooting

When we first began our search for sponsored 3 Gun competitors, we sought to find a group of shooters who shared a similar mindset and offered a solid fit with our corporate culture. As a family run organization dedicated to continuous improvement of our products and the shooting community in general, th..

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..

Criterion Shop Tour Part II: Seven Years Later

Criterion Shop Tour Part II: Seven Years Later

Seven years ago in September of 2007, I made the trek up to the Krieger/Criterion shop in Richfield, WI.  A few days ago, I made the trek again, but this time my focus was exclusively on Criterion's new shop in Germantown, WI.  Criterion Barrels Inc.,  is now wholly owned by Steve Dahlke and his new manu..

Criterion Build Profile: Matt Ednie's Wyoming Antelope Hunt

Criterion Build Profile: Matt Ednie's Wyoming Antelope Hunt

When it comes to our barrels people tend to associate them with the classic lines of an M1 Garand at a CMP match, a decked-out AR-15 ringing steel at a three gun shoot, or a tack driving F-Class rifle punching tight groups on targets at extreme ranges. While adrenaline packed competitive shooting matches may provide..

An Introduction To The Vintage Sniper Match

An Introduction To The Vintage Sniper Match

Shooting in a new discipline can be a nerve-wracking experience. Months of equipment purchases, load testing, and range practice are involved when preparing for a new shooting discipline. The stress associated with these activities can be exponentially amplified when the final match takes place at the national lev..

Shooter Submitted Rifle Build and Group Photo Gallery

Shooter Submitted Rifle Build and Group Photo Gallery

We occasionally receive email attachments that feature photos of custom rifle builds or group shots fired from a Criterion barrel. These photos have inspired some of our current rifle build projects, so we would like to share them for your enjoyment as well! If you have a custom rifle build or group photo, feel free..

Criterion Shooters Victorious in Camp Perry Match

Criterion Shooters Victorious in Camp Perry Match

Bob Schanan and fellow Hornady Over the Hill Gang member Jerome Van Treeck claimed victory on the July 31 Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match at Camp Perry with a score of 394-13x . Equipped with rifles featuring Criterion barrels and loaded with 168 grain Hornady A-MAX bullets, these vintage tack-drivers are cap..

Criterion Junior Shooters: The Leppla Twins

Criterion Junior Shooters: The Leppla Twins

May 2011 - Daniella Leppla shooting with Deanna Leppla using a spotting scope and scoring at Lodi, WI.   Daniella and Deanna Leppla are 16 years old and have been shooting for two years. They shoot at a 200-yard range near their home as well as at the 1,000-yard range in Lodi, WI. The Leppla twins shoot a..

15-Year-Old Gal Wins Her First-Ever F-Class Match

15-Year-Old Gal Wins Her First-Ever F-Class Match

Michele, Tammy, and Troy are all family members who have something in common: They're all great shooters. Michelle won her first-ever F-Class match using a 28" 6mmBR Criterion manufactured Savage pre-fit. Check out the accurateshooter.com article regarding Michele's victory. ..

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