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..
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..
Midwest Industries has recently announced the addition of a .308 AR rifle line to their existing selection of quality production firearms. The MI-10 is currently available with a 16” barrel configuration, but plans are currently in the works to add an 18” and 20” model. The new MI-10 will incorporate a Criterion-man..
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 ..
Criterion Barrels Inc. is proud to announce that our No.4 Lee Enfield barrel installation and accuracy testing has come to a successful conclusion. The first limited batch of barrel blanks will be entering the final stages of production shortly, followed by a much larger batch of barrels that are currently in the early..
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..
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..
Criterion Barrels is proud to announce that we are registered as an exhibitor at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville, TN. The show is scheduled to run on the weekend of April 10-12, with free admission for all current NRA members. Criterion will have a variety of our latest barrel models ..
Over the last few years Criterion Barrels has been laboring to constantly develop and improve upon new barrel models. The expansion of our inventory selection has allowed us to better accommodate manufacturers, retailers, and individual rifle builders. 2015 has proved to be no exception. We have a number of new ba..
Criterion Barrels, Inc. is proud to announce its latest dealer partnership with PackRats Collectibles LLC, the parent company of www.ammogarand.com. AmmoGarand.com specializes in the sale of M1 Garand parts, ammunition, and shooting accessories catering to both shooters and collectors with original and new production p..
Good afternoon, Here at Criterion Barrels we receive plenty of feedback through phone calls and emails from customers using our match grade barrels for a variety of sporting purposes. These sporting events include service rifle, high power, 3 Gun competition, and certain hunting applications. For many of our cust..
While Criterion Barrels, Inc. will not be an exhibitor at the 2015 SHOT Show, we do plan on having a presence at the Sands Expo Center from January 20-23. Personnel will be available from various departments, including sales, marketing, and product development teams. If you are interested in settin..
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..
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..
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!  ..
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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..
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..
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..