The Criterion AR-15 Hybrid barrel is designed for extreme accuracy without the added weight that a typical HBAR contour has. These barrels are chambered in .223 Wylde with a 1:8 button rifled twist rate to squeeze out every bit of accuracy possible. This barrel is machined from stainless steel and then finished inside and out with a Nitride QPQ process which results in a harder than chrome surface. This process creates an extremely wear resistant bore that is slick and easy to clean. This 18-inch barrel is built with a rifle length gas system and an optimized gas port size to ensure reliable function with both 5.56 and .223 ammunition. If you are building a new AR-15 and accuracy and reliability are at the top of your checklist, check out the Criterion Hybrid line of barrels.
- 18” barrel with .223 Wylde chamber
- Hybrid barrel contour
- Nitride finished inside and out
- 1:8 button rifled twist
- Rifle length gas system with .750” diameter
- Dimpled beneath the gas port
- Weight: 2.20 lbs
This Criterion AR-15 barrel also features a dimple beneath the gas port for set screw style gas blocks. This makes sure that the gas block is securely mounted and won’t move around while firing. This Criterion Hybrid barrel is built to withstand years of heavy use while providing exceptional accuracy.
Criterion Barrels are known for building high quality, precision AR-15 and AR-10 barrels as well as barrels for older firearms like the M1 Garand, M14, and Lee Enfield. Their barrels are used by the US Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Team and the US Marine Corps Combat Shooting Team and are proven to win matches time and time again.