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Criterion Barrels

Criterion Barrels

Welcome Criterion Barrels

One of my favorite moments in this business is when I get an email regarding sponsoring this site from a vendor or manufacturer who’s products we love and use. Glaring examples would be Brownells, Battle Arms Development and Armalite. Today is another such announcement with the addition of Criterion Barrels of Germantown WI. If that name sounds familiar their barrels have been the standard fare on Fulton Armory rifles for years and have been out shootiing much of the competition. Make no mistake this is the “good stuff” at a price that’s the same or only slightly higher than entry level or “select” barrels from the competiton. I encourage visitors to visit Criterion Barrels and keep an eye out at Brownells for some good things. Look for more info to come.

308 AR Barrels for Semi Automatic Rifles

308 AR Barrels


Criterion Barrels Inc

Criterion Barrels 308AR Barrel

Criterion Barrels 308 AR Barrel


308 AR Barrels – .308 AR match grade barrels are designed for DPMS, Remington, Bushmaster, and FA pattern rifles. These barrels feature a barrel extension and hybrid match chamber compatible with both 7.62×51 NATO and .308 Win. Offered in a variety of contours, these barrels are manufactured from 410 Stainless Steel or Chrome Moly (Ultralight only). Visit Criterion Barrels Inc

Model Number Length Gas System Chamber Twist Finish
1016S-HYM 16″ Mid-Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Stainless
1016S-HYM-N 16″ Mid-Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Nitride
1016S-HYR 16″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Stainless
1018S-HYM 18″ Mid-Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Stainless
1018S-HYM-N 18″ Mid-Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Nitride
10185-HYR 18″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Stainless
10185-HYR-N 18″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Nitride
1020S-HYR 20″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-11 Stainless
1020S-HYR-N 20″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-11 Nitride
1022S-HYR 22″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-11 Stainless
1022S-HYR-N 22″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-11 Nitride
10160-HYM 16″ Mid-Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Parkerized
10180-HYR 18″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Parkerized
10180-HYM 18″ Mid-Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Parkerized
10200-HYR 20″ Rifle Length .308 M118 LR 1-10 Parkerized


Item Number Length Twist Contour Muzzle Gas Block Chamber
FA-TU-003 18.5″ 1-10 RH Medium Plain or 5/8 x 24 (.800) .936 .308 Hybrid Match
FA-TU-005 20″ 1-10 RH M110 5/8 x 24 (.850) .875 .308 Hybrid Match
FA-TU-061 24″ 1-10 RH Heavy Plain or 5/8 x 24 (.875) .936 .308 Hybrid Match
FA-TU-010 24″ 1-8 RH Heavy Plain or 5/8 x 24 (.875) .936 6.5 Creedmoor

Christensen Arms 308 AR Barrels

Christensen Arms CA-10 308AR AR10 Barrel

Christensen Arms CA-10 308AR AR10 Barrel


Designed using precision engineering adopted from the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms carbon-fiber barrels are crafted using a proprietary layered design that offers any marksman superior accuracy and performance. The barrel lining is made from match-grade 416R stainless steel and is measured to a tolerance of +/- .0001. When it comes to accuracy, Christensen Arms carbon-fiber barrels have preformance you can trust. Includes gas block and gas tube. Now a catalog item at Brownells.



Fulton Armory 308 AR Barrels

Fulton Armory Titan 308 Semi Automatic Rifles use barrels manufactured by Criterion Barrels Inc (See Above)

Armalite AR-10 Barrels

I am only aware of Armalite manufacturing AR-10 barrels



Nemo Arms Nitride Coated 308 AR Barrel

I have no information on these 308AR BARRELS beyond what is listed on the NEMO product page.


  • Black Nitride Coating, offers superior corrosion resistance and accuracy
  • 300 Blackout barrel has an M4 profile and is chrome moly steel
  • 308 Winchester chambered barrels feature a HBAR profile
  • 308 Winchester barrels are machined from 416 stainless steel
  • 5/8-24 muzzle threads
  • .750” O.D. at the gas port
  • 16” barrels feature a carbine length gas system
  • 18” and 20” barrels feature a rifle length gas system
  • 300 Blackout barrel fits AR15/M16 receivers
  • 308 Winchester barrels fit DPMS pattern 308 AR rifles
  • Barrel extensions feature M4 feed ramps
  • 308 Barrels have a 1-10 twist
  • 300 Blackout barrel has a 1-8 twist
  • Black nitride coating, stainless steel (308) and chrome moly (300BLK). Length – 16”, 18” and 20”. .750” at gas port. M4 feed ramps. 5/8-24 muzzle threads. 1-8 Twist (300BLK) and 1-10 Twist (308).

JP Rifles

McGowen Precision Barrels


Ballistic Advantage 308 AR Barrels

Ballistic Advantage is well known among the 6.8 crowd for their precision match 6.8 barrels. They also offer match grade barrels in other calibers including .308 Winchester

Ballistic Advantage .308 AR Barrel

Ballistic Advantage .308 AR Barrel

Krieger Barrels

Krieger Barrels are among the best if not the best rifle barrels period. Below is info directly from their web site

Did you know that as of 2009, the U.S. Rifle, Cal 7.62mm M-110 and it’s civilian clones (Armalite AR-10, DPMS-LR-308 etc.) are legal to use in NRA Service Rifle competition? We are now offering Service Rifle legal barrels for the DPMS and Armalite style rifles. Please refer to the 2009 NRA High Power rule book, rule # 3.1.6 Service Rifle – U.S. Rifle, Caliber 7.62mm M-110 Series for the rule details on this rifle and it’s legal configurations. Barrel specifications of what we are making are below. As with our AR-15 DCM/Service Rifle barrels, we do not include a gas block or front sight with this barrel.

These barrels have a retail cost of $375.00 and are un-chambered and not crowned for that cost.

  • Stainless Steel
  • .30 caliber, 4 groove (.300″ bore, .308″ groove)
  • Precision ground for a .875″ diameter gas block/front sight
  • .850″ Muzzle diameter
  • Weight: 4#
  • Machined to A.M.U. contour to be service rifle legal
  • 20″ finish length only
  • 1-10, 1-11, 1-12 twist rates

Our current AR-10/DPMS service prices will remain the same for these barrels. Examples of these service prices are below.

  • $100.00     Finish chamber in .308 Win and headspace to customer supplied bolt and crown muzzle
  • $240.00     Chamber and assemble to customer supplied upper receiver
  • $ 25.00     Satin Bead Blast finish on barrel
  • $ 65.00     Thread muzzle for ‘un-timed’ flash suppressor (see NRA rule book and your States own laws for the legality of this)

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