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CBI's Open Letter to the BATFE Regarding the Proposed M855 Ban

CBI's Open Letter to the BATFE Regarding the Proposed M855 Ban

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..

Criterion Barrels Personnel To Attend 2015 SHOT Show

Criterion Barrels Personnel To Attend 2015 SHOT Show

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..

Recommended Rifle Barrel Cleaning Procedures

Recommended Rifle Barrel Cleaning Procedures

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..

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..

LFX Video Showcases Midwest Industries Lightweight AR-15 with Criterion Barrel

LFX Video Showcases Midwest Industries Lightweight AR-15 with Criterion Barrel

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!    ..

December 2014 Contact Form Submission Issue

December 2014 Contact Form Submission Issue

Our website has been undergoing maintenance over the past few weeks that may have caused some messages that were submitted via our Contact and Dealer Inquiry forms to fail to transfer from the website to the associated email accounts. If you have attempted to submit information via either of these methods and..

Criterion Shop Tour Part II: Seven Years Later

Criterion Shop Tour Part II: Seven Years Later

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..

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..

Criterion Build Profile: Matt Ednie's Wyoming Antelope Hunt

Criterion Build Profile: Matt Ednie's Wyoming Antelope Hunt

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..

Varmint Hunter Article Reviews Criterion Pre-Fit

Varmint Hunter Article Reviews Criterion Pre-Fit

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..

An Introduction To The Vintage Sniper Match

An Introduction To The Vintage Sniper Match

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..

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..

Honeycutt Sets National F-Class Record with Criterion Barrel

Honeycutt Sets National F-Class Record with Criterion Barrel

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..

.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. ..

Norcross Article Features Criterion M1 Garand Rebarreling Tips

Norcross Article Features Criterion M1 Garand Rebarreling Tips

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..

Why Our A2 Receivers Are Triple Pinned

Why Our A2 Receivers Are Triple Pinned

  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..

Barrel Break-In Procedure

Barrel Break-In Procedure

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..

Build Your Own Mirage Shield for Less Than a Buck

Build Your Own Mirage Shield for Less Than a Buck

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 ..

F/TR National Champion Sets National Records with Criterion Barrel

F/TR National Champion Sets National Records with Criterion Barrel

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, Inc. Opens New Headquarters and Production Facility

Criterion Barrels, Inc. Opens New Headquarters and Production Facility

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..

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