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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..

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..

Criterion Barrels Hybrid Contour .308 & 6.5 Creedmoor Barrels Now Available

Criterion Barrels Hybrid Contour .308 & 6.5 Creedmoor Barrels Now Available

Criterion Barrels is well known as a supplier of DPMS pattern .308 AR barrels for a wide variety of premium rifle manufacturers. Recognizing the demand generated by individual rifle builders for a premium hand lapped match grade barrel, Criterion has added a full range of mid-weight Hybrid contour .308 AR barrels to th..

Headspaced Bolt & Barrel Sets Now Available Through Brownells

Headspaced Bolt & Barrel Sets Now Available Through Brownells

Criterion Barrels has partnered with Brownells to offer a number of AR-15 barrel models sold complete with a factory headspaced BCM bolt. Available in six different contours and lengths, rifle builders will not be required to utilize a set of headspacing gauges to properly install these barrels. Headspaced barrel sets ..

Lee Enfield No.4 End of Year Progress Update

 Lee Enfield No.4 End of Year Progress Update

Santa isn’t be the only one delivering presents over the holidays. Criterion Barrels has successfully completed production of its first batch of sample Lee Enfield No.4 barrels! After proof firing and installing one of the sample barrels on an in-house test rifle, Criterion will be forwarding these barrels to a nu..

Lee Enfield No.4 Progress Update

Lee Enfield No.4 Progress Update

Getting tooled up for machining the bayonet and front sight lugs wasn't easy, but our Lee Enfield project lead has got it dialed in. After a little tweaking to the breech threading the first batch of test barrels should be ready for the range! Pictured is a prototype Lee Enfield No.4 barrel with a newly machine..

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..

.308 Test Barrels

.308 Test Barrels

Pictured are three Criterion .308 AR hybrid contour barrel test rifles outfitted with Daniel Defense furniture and a Fulton Armory upper receiver. These barrel models will be entering production soon. ..

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