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..
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..
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. ..
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..
Criterion Barrels’ uncompromising mission to provide superior performance through unparalleled craftsmanship continues. To successfully meet with the recent industry-wide surge in demand, we have increased our production levels with the intent of fulfilling orders in the timeliest possible manner. To meet these manufac..
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..
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..
Criterion Barrels, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with C96 Trading Company. Based out of Cherrybrook, Australia C96 will distribute the following barrels: M1917 Enfield P14 Enfield Springfield M1903 Savage Pre-Fits ...and coming soon: SMLE #4 .303 British with Bayonet Lug Check ou..
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. ..