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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
It is not unusual for us to receive a number of questions regarding barrel care soon after a customer purchases their first Criterion barrel. Oftentimes we receive questions relating to barrel break-in procedures. In this article we have set out to cover some break-in basics and answer a few other commonly as..
All distance shooters are familiar with mirage. An illusion based upon variation in air temperature, mirage has played a role in countless inconsistent groups over the years. Savvy shooters will use mirage as a valuable tool when gauging wind speed and direction. Natural mirage is unavoidable, but there ..
Samantha Huhtala has proven herself a world class competitor using a 28 inch Criterion barrel chambered in .308 Winchester. Scoring an impressive 1228-28x with 215 gr. Berger bullets, Samantha recently became the 2013 High Junior F Class T/R National Champion. On top of her brilliant performance at Nationals, Samant..
The Big Horn Armory Model 89 was recently featured in the NRA's American Rifleman. The Model 89 features a Criterion barrel chambered in .500 S&W Magnum and is offered in both carbine and rifle lengths. To read the review in its entirety please click the below link: American Rifleman Big Horn Armory Model 8..
Shooting with Criterion We began sponsoring 3-Gun match shooter Sean Dexter in May 2010. After being supplied with one CBI chrome-lined AR15 barrel, he has experienced first-hand the benefits of shooting with Criterion. "They are perfect for the application," Sean says, "I have never shot a chrome-lined barrel t..
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..
In early fall 2011, during her first ever F-Open Class match, Michele Lockhart shot a winning score of 450-22x with her Criterion pre-fit. Since then, she has set a total of three national records—all in her third match ever at the 2011 Tennessee Mid-Range State Championship. On the first day of the competition, Mic..
How much can a Criterion pre-fit improve the performance of your rifle? Accurateshooter.com featured an article showcasing our barrel mounted on a Savage LRPV chambered in 6mmBR. How did it perform? Read this article to find out! ..
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. ..