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Criterion Barrel Goes Head To Head With Krieger & E.R. Shaw In 6.5 x 47 Lapua Barrel Comparison

Criterion Barrel Goes Head To Head With Krieger & E.R. Shaw In 6.5 x 47 Lapua Barrel Comparison

Writer Norman Johnson recently prepared a detailed report for www.loaddata.com outlining barrel and handload performance with three barrel blanks supplied by Krieger, Criterion, and E.R. Shaw. Starting load results were supplied utilizing a variety of bullet types (without optimizing powder charge weight and..

Charlie King Ties F/TR National Record With Criterion Barrel

Charlie King Ties F/TR National Record With Criterion Barrel

In April of 2016 Charlie King tied the Senior record score of 200-15x in 300 yard F/TR competition at Catawba Valley Rifle and Pistol Club, the same venue of David Mark Honeycutt’s record-setting F-Class performance two years prior. Charlie was introduced to rifle competition after retiring five years ago. In 2014 h..

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 3

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 3

(Heath Clevenger's 3-Gun rifle build) Part 3: Upper Receiver Component Selection   One of the many reasons the AR-15 is currently America’s the most popular rifle platform is due to its extreme level of modularity. By simple removing and locking two pins into place, a shooter can drastically change the in..

Wisconsin Barrel Makers Donate To Winnequah Gun Club Range Improvement Program

Wisconsin Barrel Makers Donate To Winnequah Gun Club Range Improvement Program

The 2016 US F-Class Mid-Range and Long Range National Championship will operate a little differently than events of the past. Criterion, Krieger, and Brux Barrels have each donated $25,000 to the Winnequah Gun Club in Lodi, Wisconsin to help fund the purchase and installation of a Silver Mountain electronic target..

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 2

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 2

(Reliability is paramount in Niki Clevenger's 3-Gun rifle builds - photo credit Snippets of Life Photography) Part 2: Functions, Classifications, and Build Strategies of the Ideal 3-Gun Rifle   In our previous article, we discussed the recent trends in the firearms industry to customize and improve upon s..

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 1

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 1

(pictured are two custom rifle builds from American Defense MFG. Each rifle is designed to suit the unique configuration requirements of a different shooter) Part 1: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why the Universally Perfect 3-Gun Rifle Build is a Myth   Introduction: There once was a ..

Not A Competitive Shooter? Here Are Some Other National Match Activities!

Not A Competitive Shooter? Here Are Some Other National Match Activities!

A Guide For Collectors & Non-Competitors   Each year thousands of shooters flock to the area surrounding Port Clinton, Ohio for the National Matches at Camp Perry. Most are competitors of various skill levels who plan on participating in their respective discipline over the course of a match schedule tha..

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..

Bringing History To Life: Criterion's Vintage Barreling Machinery

Bringing History To Life: Criterion's Vintage Barreling Machinery

(originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of the GCA Journal) While Criterion Barrels Inc. utilizes some of the most cutting edge CNC barrel manufacturing technology to ensure our products maintain strict adherence to design specifications, sometimes the tried and true methods offer an ideal solution for the ba..

An Introduction To The Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS)

An Introduction To The Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS)

The Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) is a two day program offered to the general public every year by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) to help educate new shooters on the discipline of service rifle competition. This year I accompanied service rifle competitor Chad Hanson, t..

Team Clevenger AR-15 Barrel Installation Guide

Team Clevenger AR-15 Barrel Installation Guide

CBI sponsored 3 Gun shooters Heath and Niki Clevenger put together a brief walkthrough outlining Criterion AR-15 installation procedures in their latest blog post. The written article provides step-by-step instruction with photos showcasing each part of the installation process. Please note that these barrels should be..

Recommended Rifle Barrel Cleaning Procedures

Recommended Rifle Barrel Cleaning Procedures

What is the Best Way to Clean a Rifle Barrel? We are asked this question quite frequently alongside requests for recommended break-in procedures. Improper barrel cleaning methods can damage or destroy a barrel, leading to diminished accuracy or even cause a catastrophic failure. When it comes to barrel mainte..

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..

Varmint Hunter Article Reviews Criterion Pre-Fit

Varmint Hunter Article Reviews Criterion Pre-Fit

Glenn Burroughs of Varmint Hunter Magazine reviewed his 6x47 Lapua Criterion Pre-Fit build experience in the latest Varmint Hunter summer issue. After a little bit of load development, Glenn's friend Pat wound up shooting groups as small as .162 MOA at 300 yards! This article is a mus..

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..

Norcross Article Features Criterion M1 Garand Rebarreling Tips

Norcross Article Features Criterion M1 Garand Rebarreling Tips

The Bang Switch recently released a three part article outlining the process of rebarreling an M1 Garand. On center stage was a Criterion M1 barrel that author Gus Norcross installed to replace a worn USGI barrel. Feel free to follow the below links for some helpful tips on how to rebarrel your M1 Garand..

Why Our A2 Receivers Are Triple Pinned

Why Our A2 Receivers Are Triple Pinned

  When it comes to service rifle and high power competition, minor sight adjustments can have a serious impact on a shooter's score. Criterion A2 upper receivers are specifically designed with the competitive shooter in mind, integrating a number of features that can help ensure a precise sight pictur..

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