Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by ar15news
Criterion Barrels is well known as a supplier of DPMS pattern .308 AR barrels for a wide variety of premium rifle manufacturers. Recognizing the demand generated by individual rifle builders for a premium hand lapped match grade barrel, Criterion has added a full range of mid-weight Hybrid contour .308 AR barrels to their stock model inventory.
While many of these designs are available in a traditional stainless steel finish, Criterion has sought to extend barrel service life and improve corrosion resistance by offering models in a chrome lined and salt bath nitride finish. Designed to accommodate a wide spectrum of rifle build configurations, barrels range in length from 16 to 22 inches.
Most of the new models feature a M118 LR chamber, a design specifically engineered to offer sub-MOA performance with 168 and 175 grain match ammunition. The M118 LR chamber retains the capability to accept both .308 Win and 7.62×51 NATO cartridges. Select models are also available chambered for the popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge.
A complete list of dealers and distributors can be found by visiting the .308 AR product page on the Criterion Barrels website.