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What Kind of Practical Accuracy Can You Expect From A Criterion Pre-Fit Barrel? Handloading Makes a Difference!

What Kind of Practical Accuracy Can You Expect From A Criterion Pre-Fit Barrel? Handloading Makes a Difference!

When it comes to precision rifle accuracy, ammunition quality can make a significant difference. While modern factory ammunition can offer remarkable performance when paired with Criterion barrels, most precision rifles will not perform to their true potential without developing a handload recipe tailored to the indivi..

Sage Dynamics Tortures Criterion Barrel In Recent Vortex UH-1 Review

Sage Dynamics Tortures Criterion Barrel In Recent Vortex UH-1 Review

While most discerning shooters select Criterion barrels for their excellent reputation for accuracy, a variety of different local government agencies utilize them for their high level of durability. Sage Dynamics showcases this facet in their recent review of the Vortex UH-1 Holographic Optic. Mounted to a suppres..

8541 Tactical Shares The Pros and Cons of The Rem/Age Pre-Fit System

8541 Tactical Shares The Pros and Cons of The Rem/Age Pre-Fit System

While they may require the purchase of some additional tools and a bit of a learning curve to install, Rem/Age pre-fit barrels feature some distinct advantages over the traditional gunsmith installation method of rebarreling precision rifle builds. 8541 Tactical details these pros and cons in their recent "Mail Call Mo..

Criterion Barrels Exhibiting At TriggrCon 2018

Criterion Barrels Exhibiting At TriggrCon 2018

Criterion Barrels will be exhibiting at TriggrCon 2018 for the remainder of this week. TriggrCon is a four day firearm industry trade show hosted in Bellevue, WA. The first two days (7/26-7/27) are restricted to media and industry personnel, while the remaining two days (7/28-7/29) are open to the public. If yo..

A Garand Collector's Paradise: Our Visit to the Civilian Marksmanship Program South Facility

A Garand Collector's Paradise: Our Visit to the Civilian Marksmanship Program South Facility

(These pictured M1 Garands are just a few of the thousands shipped to competitors and collectors across the country by the CMP) The Civilian Marksmanship Program has maintained a long running business relationship with Criterion Barrels. Each Special Grade rifle comes standard with a hand lapped match grad..

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Border Wars Rifle Series

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Border Wars Rifle Series

Criterion Barrels is proud to announce itself as the newest of the 2018 Border Wars Rifle Series Sponsors. The Border Wars Rifle Series is a precision rifle match series designed to track earned shooter points outside of the club level of competition within each state. Border wars matches will be predomina..

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Dynamic Shooting Sports 2-Gun Series

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Dynamic Shooting Sports 2-Gun Series

Dynamic Shooting Sports LLC and Criterion Barrels have partnered to offer a 2-Gun Series hosted at the DSS range facility in Deerfield, OH. These 2-gun matches focus on the use of rifle (carbine) and a pistol in a dynamic practical shooting environment. The 2-gun series in 2018 will consist of a minimum of 3 ma..

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..

Chrome Lining vs. Salt Bath Nitriding: Which Barrel Finish Is Better?

Chrome Lining vs. Salt Bath Nitriding: Which Barrel Finish Is Better?

One of the most frequently asked questions we are asked by shooters pertains to our chrome lined and salt bath nitrided barrel offerings.  Customers looking for a durable, reliable, and accurate barrel configuration are presented with both of these options and want to make an educated decision that will suit their..

What is Headspace and Why Should it be Checked?

What is Headspace and Why Should it be Checked?

Few tolerances found on a firearm are of more importantance than headspace. Not only is headspace essential to rifle accuracy, but it is a major safety factor to consider when assembling a firearm. Improper headspace can cause case head separation, unsafe chamber pressure levels, or failure to function. What is head..

What Sort of Barrel Life Can I Expect From A Criterion Barrel?

What Sort of Barrel Life Can I Expect From A Criterion Barrel?

Discerning rifle builders frequently want to know what kind of barrel life they can expect when purchasing a new Criterion barrel.  We try to provide them with a detailed answer so that they can make the most educated selection to serve their intended needs and requirements.  When exploring barrel life, it is..

The Dirty Barrel Trend or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Cleaning Rod

The Dirty Barrel Trend or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Cleaning Rod

“I don’t clean my barrel until group sizes start opening up.” This line is becoming more and more prevalent in the precision rifle community. Theories fly about the internet on why shooters don’t clean their barrels. Common arguments include the importance of eliminating the need for fouling shots, disrupting the “b..

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..

What Kind of Accuracy Can You Expect From Your Criterion AR-15 Barrel? Ammunition Quality Makes a Difference!

What Kind of Accuracy Can You Expect From Your Criterion AR-15 Barrel? Ammunition Quality Makes a Difference!

"What kind of accuracy can I expect from my Criterion AR-15 barrel?"  It's a fairly easy question to ask, but formulating an educated response can prove to be a very arduous task. While many barrel manufacturers will offer a 1 MOA guarantee with their products, very few explain what this 1 MOA group e..

Mark Stout Sr. Joins Son as National Record Holder Using Criterion M1 Carbine Barrel

Mark Stout Sr. Joins Son as National Record Holder Using Criterion M1 Carbine Barrel

We’ve all heard the phrase “Like father, like son”. This commentary certainly rings true when it comes to national M1 Carbine records. In 2015 Mark Stout II set a junior national record for the M1 Carbine at the Camp Perry National Matches using a Fulton Armory-built carbine featuring a chrome lined Criterion barr..

Criterion Barrels Inc. & Generation III Gun Launch "Barrels For Juniors" Fundraiser

Criterion Barrels Inc. & Generation III Gun Launch "Barrels For Juniors" Fundraiser

Criterion Barrels Inc. has partnered with Generation III Gun to help support the expansion of youth participation in the sport of 3-Gun. The vehicle for this sponsorship is the “Barrels for Juniors” program, a donation effort dedicated to maximizing exposure of the Generation III Gun organization at 3-Gun venues across..

Criterion Barrels Releases "Accurizing AR-15" Video Series

Criterion Barrels Releases "Accurizing AR-15" Video Series

Building a box stock AR-15 is a fairly simple process. Building a high performance AR-15 can prove to be a bit trickier. If your AR-15 isn't producing groups that meet your expectations, there are a number of assembly methods that can aid in fine tuning the accuracy potential of your ..

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..

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 4

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 4

(Madalyn Stewart's 3-Gun Rifle) Part 4: Lower Receiver Component Selection   While upper receiver components are essential to rifle performance and accuracy, lower parts also play a vital role in ensuring consistent function and precise manipulation of the AR-15 platform. Trigger interface, control c..

Criterion Barrels Partners With OpticsPlanet in Distribution of AR Barrel Models

Criterion Barrels Partners With OpticsPlanet in Distribution of AR Barrel Models

Criterion Barrels, Inc. is proud to announce its latest distributor partnership with OpticsPlanet. OpticsPlanet is a privately held online retailer of shooting, hunting, military, law enforcement, eyewear and laboratory equipment. The company is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and operates a number of speci..

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