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

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 […]

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

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 picture. One such feature is the triple pinned […]

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 asked questions. What is […]

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 are many techniques designed to limit its […]

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, Samantha has four pending national records which […]

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 […]