Criterion CORE Barrel Accuracy Evaluation

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Recently built the AR upper with this exact same barrel. Read some similar build questions so here I go.

I built it using criterion core 16” using V7 titanium micro muzzle brake. Headspace BCM bolt with SA carrier.

Gas block is Superlative arms piston clamp on system. Had hard time finding a handguard that won’t touch this gas block so I am going with ergo handguard that has ID of 2.1”

Got lmt lower with sd-e trigger and optic is Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44

First time I took it out yesterday was able to get good bulls eye accuracy at 100yds but it was not consistent. I wonder if it’s not broken in yet as the OP stated
Consistent check weld pressure and consistent collar bone pressure with the stock lightly touching my neck is very important for semi auto. I’m assuming you already have a good straight back trigger press and hold.
 
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    I am never disappointed when I buy a Criterion barrel. I love them!
     

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    Thanks for the write up! Just ordered a 14.5” from Criterion for my Tactical Games/Sniper Adventure Challenge build. What are people running for buffer/spring combos with this barrel?
     
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    Thanks for the write up! Just ordered a 14.5” from Criterion for my Tactical Games/Sniper Adventure Challenge build. What are people running for buffer/spring combos with this barrel?
    My 18" CORE with rifle length gas cycles smooth and reliable so far with just under 200 rnds through it. Using the A5 & standard VLTOR buffer .
     

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    Just got my 14.5 Criterion Core together in a LaRue 2.0 Stealth chassis. Took it to the range to sight in my SAI 1-6 and was very encouraged by the results. First was a 5 shot group after taking a few shots to get on paper and then adjusting the scope. Group two was a 10 shop group I did in honor of @Molon directly after group one and another upward scope adjustment. Distance was 100 yards. FGMM 69gr OTM. I can live with this.

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    Just got my 14.5 Criterion Core together in a LaRue 2.0 Stealth chassis. Took it to the range to sight in my SAI 1-6 and was very encouraged by the results. First was a 5 shot group after taking a few shots to get on paper and then adjusting the scope. Group two was a 10 shop group I did in honor of @Molon directly after group one and another upward scope adjustment. Distance was 100 yards. FGMM 69gr OTM. I can live with this.

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    Just got my 14.5 Criterion Core together in a LaRue 2.0 Stealth chassis. Took it to the range to sight in my SAI 1-6 and was very encouraged by the results. First was a 5 shot group after taking a few shots to get on paper and then adjusting the scope. Group two was a 10 shop group I did in honor of @Molon directly after group one and another upward scope adjustment. Distance was 100 yards. FGMM 69gr OTM. I can live with this.

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    How was the fit of the Criterion Core barrel extension in the LaRue 2.0 Stealth chassis ??
     

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    Nice shootin!
    Are you happy with your recoil impulse and ejection patern?
    What spring and buffer weight?
    Flash hider or brake?
    Thanks
     

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    Nice shootin!
    Are you happy with your recoil impulse and ejection patern?
    What spring and buffer weight?
    Flash hider or brake?
    Thanks
    Thanks! I used a Superlative Arms adjustable gas block. Ejecting at about 3:30. Recoil is the sweetest I’ve had without using a break. I had a Dead Air Xeno mount flash hider pinned and welded for a future Dead air Nomad suppressor. Standard weight JP Silent Captured spring. LaRue MBT trigger. Lantac E-BCG.
     

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    Thanks for the great discussions gents! I've only had great products from criterion and have been eyeing their new CORE 300 Blackout barrels. Can't wait to hear how they do but figure it's a safe bet that it'll be a knockout. It'll pair great with my 16" Hybrid in 223 Wylde set-up