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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 Series. The most recent additions incorporate two […]

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 4

(Madalyn Stewart’s 3-Gun Rifle) Part 4: Lower Receiver Component Selection While upper receiver components are essential to rifle performance and accuracy, lower parts also play a vital role in ensuring consistent function and precise manipulation of the AR-15 platform. Trigger interface, control configuration, furniture design, and buffer construction can all vary significantly based on individual […]

Criterion Barrels Partners With OpticsPlanet in Distribution of AR Barrel Models

Criterion Barrels, Inc. is proud to announce its latest distributor partnership with OpticsPlanet. OpticsPlanet is a privately held online retailer of shooting, hunting, military, law enforcement, eyewear and laboratory equipment. The company is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and operates a number of specialized online destinations, as well as its flagship store OpticsPlanet. Criterion will be […]

Criterion vs. CHF: A Public Service Announcement Recommending Educated Barrel Buying

One of our new employees brought in his personal rifle build featuring a premium cold hammer forged rifle barrel for a quick barrel swap. After disassembling the rifle we took a look inside with a bore scope and were suprised by what we found! It wasn’t long before we had it mounted on a demo […]

Criterion Barrel Goes Head To Head With Krieger & E.R. Shaw In 6.5 x 47 Lapua Barrel Comparison

Writer Norman Johnson recently prepared a detailed report for www.loaddata.com outlining barrel and handload performance with three barrel blanks supplied by Krieger, Criterion, and E.R. Shaw. Starting load results were supplied utilizing a variety of bullet types (without optimizing powder charge weight and seating depth). Both the Criterion and Krieger barrels averaged groups under .5 […]

The 3-Gun Show Pays A Visit To The Criterion Barrels SHOT Show 2017 Booth

Criterion Barrels recently met with Dave Hartman of the 3-Gun Show to discuss a few of our AR barrel configurations, including the 16″ rifle length model featured on the MGS Firearms Citizen rifle and our M118LR chambered barrels incorporated into the Midwest Industries MI-10F.

Sharps Bros and Criterion Barrels Team Up To Produce 6.5 Grendel Precision AK

Photo credit: Sharps Bros Criterion Barrels, Sharps Bros, and Rifle Dynamics have teamed up in an attempt to stretch the accuracy potential and maximum effective range of the AK rifle platform to its limit. This prototype rifle features a hand lapped 18″ 416R stainless steel salt bath nitrided Criterion barrel chambered in 6.5 Grendel. The […]

Charlie King Ties F/TR National Record With Criterion Barrel

In April of 2016 Charlie King tied the Senior record score of 200-15x in 300 yard F/TR competition at Catawba Valley Rifle and Pistol Club, the same venue of David Mark Honeycutt’s record-setting F-Class performance two years prior. Charlie was introduced to rifle competition after retiring five years ago. In 2014 he participated in his […]

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 3

(Heath Clevenger’s 3-Gun rifle build) Part 3: Upper Receiver Component Selection One of the many reasons the AR-15 is currently America’s the most popular rifle platform is due to its extreme level of modularity. By simple removing and locking two pins into place, a shooter can drastically change the intended role of their rifle. By […]

Wisconsin Barrel Makers Donate To Winnequah Gun Club Range Improvement Program

The 2016 US F-Class Mid-Range and Long Range National Championship will operate a little differently than events of the past. Criterion, Krieger, and Brux Barrels have each donated $25,000 to the Winnequah Gun Club in Lodi, Wisconsin to help fund the purchase and installation of a Silver Mountain electronic target system for their 1,200 yard […]