Category Archives: News

Interested in keeping up with the Criterion Barrels news and new product releases? This news page provides occasional updates regarding what we’re currently working on.

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 setting up a meeting during the show, […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 level. This article seeks to provide new shooters […]

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 manufacturing goals while simultaneously fulfilling our commitment to produce some of the finest […]

Criterion Shooters Victorious in Camp Perry Match

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 capable of .5 MOA […]

Criterion Goes Global

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 out the C96 website here.