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
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..
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..
One of our new employees brought in his personal rifle build featuring a premium cold hammer forged rifle barrel for a quick barrel swap. After disassembling the rifle we took a look inside with a bore scope and were suprised by what we found! It wasn't long before we had it mounted on a dem..
Criterion Barrels recently met with Dave Hartman of the 3-Gun Show to discuss a few of our AR barrel configurations, including the 16" rifle length model featured on the MGS Firearms Citizen rifle and our M118LR chambered barrels incorporated into the Midwest Industries MI-10F. ..
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..
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. ..
After our announcement in March that a free barrel would be awarded to any competitor that sets a national record with a Criterion barrel, shooters Mark Stout II and Rob Spurrier stepped forward to share details regarding their recent national record setting performances. Last year..
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..
(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..
Each year Criterion Barrels donates more than a dozen barrel certificates to help support national and regional rifle matches held by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. This year one shooter proved so overwhelmingly dominant in National Match competition that he was awarded not one, but four barrel certificates for his..
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..
This Midwest Industries Lightweight AR-15 review by LFX host Hank Strange showcases a 16" Criterion pencil contour barrel in action. Check out the below video for some slow-motion cycling shots and a basic feature overview. That rifle does some serious high-velocity rock chucking!  ..
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..
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..
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..
Late last month David Mark Honeycutt stepped up to the firing line at the Catawba Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Conover, North Carolina. Unbeknownst to Mark, that day he would go home not only as the winner of the F-Open Class division with an aggregate score of 600-50X, but he would also become the 20 shot relay nat..
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..
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..
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..