Thank you. So that just leaves Criterion?If I had to guess, I would say it is because most people think of putting a Kreiger barrel on match or varmint/long range precision type bolt rifle. 18" barreled M-14 type rifles don't really fall into either one of these groups, so I wouldn't think Kreiger has much demand for them. Or if they do, it's a small enough demand so as to not be worth making them a normally stocked item.
No I say it like...who else makes 18" M14 barrels?When you say "So that just leaves Criterion?", you make it sound like a bad thing. Criterion barrels is a commercial production division of Kreiger. They may not be made to the exacting standards/tolerances of the Kreiger marked barrels, but rest assured that the barrels turned out by Criterion will perform up to (if not exceed) your expectations.
I wish they did sell on that buy, I feel guilty having the two heavies I managed to get form them. Maybe it will work!Warren, I'd love to have a few 18.5 heavies rolling around, especially since they weren't produced for the group buy you did awhile ago. You bet, I'll pester Krieger about that. I'm still sitting on two of the 18.5 mediums awaiting the day the shoe box gets full enough for LRB recievers.
Krieger is running a business, and a very good one. It takes them a lot of time and money to set up their machinery to make a certain type of barrel. They can't afford to make a half dozen or a dozen of something even if they wanted to, they would go bankrupt.Inwas also very fortunate to purchase 2 standard weight barrels from usmc2236's group buy from 08-09.
Well that barrel you managed to get them to make is an outstanding barrel. Not that i want any trade secrets, I have to admit I am intrigued in learning about the design. I wish you all the luck with your project, I know you have nice tastes when it comes to these rifles. sorry for getting your username backwards, i am suer its not the first time.Krieger is running a business, and a very good one. It takes them a lot of time and money to set up their machinery to make a certain type of barrel. They can't afford to make a half dozen or a dozen of something even if they wanted to, they would go bankrupt.
I wanted 2 standard USGI weight barrels, but to get them I had to buy 65. MCORPS1
I am running into the same situation now with a muzzle brake project. I have a design I'd like to get into production, but all the suppliers keep saying is "the more you order the sooner we will make them." GI9
Smith Enterprise makes an excellent 18" barrel
DirtyharryMaybe with the changes to the forum we should "test the waters with a post" to see if there is enough interest to get another group buty from Kreiger. I was foprtunate to get one of the few med-weight SS barrels from a member here. No Expert sold me his one left from his buy. Just had Kreiger install it. Sent them a SA "loaded" without the flash hider & front sight with their barrel, USCG Muzzle Break & scout NM front sight. I find this rifle to be very accurate at 18.5". I would buy another barrel in a heartbeat from them. Krieger's work is outstanding & deserve the excellent representation that they have. Count me in on the barrel buy, 18.5" & stainless med-weight.