Vintage Military Rifles

What is Headspace and Why Should it be Checked?

What is Headspace and Why Should it be Checked?

Few tolerances found on a firearm are of more importantance than headspace. Not only is headspace essential to rifle accuracy, but it is a major safety factor to consider when assembling a firearm. Improper headspace can cause case head separation, unsafe chamber pressure levels, or failure to function. What is head..

What Sort of Barrel Life Can I Expect From A Criterion Barrel?

What Sort of Barrel Life Can I Expect From A Criterion Barrel?

Discerning rifle builders frequently want to know what kind of barrel life they can expect when purchasing a new Criterion barrel.  We try to provide them with a detailed answer so that they can make the most educated selection to serve their intended needs and requirements.  When exploring barrel life, it is..

The Dirty Barrel Trend or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Cleaning Rod

The Dirty Barrel Trend or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Cleaning Rod

“I don’t clean my barrel until group sizes start opening up.” This line is becoming more and more prevalent in the precision rifle community. Theories fly about the internet on why shooters don’t clean their barrels. Common arguments include the importance of eliminating the need for fouling shots, disrupting the “b..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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