Carbon Fiber Perfected
PROOF Research is redefining the firearms industry by engineering carbon fiber barrels for ARs and bolt-action rifles that outperform everything else on the market. Carbon fiber is seven times stronger than steel—as demonstrated and commonplace in many industries such as Aerospace, Sporting Equipment, and Racing—and is nearly impervious to weather, nicks, scratches, or dings. Our carbon fiber barrels begin as full-profile 416R stainless steel barrel blanks that we manufacture in-house. The blanks are then turned down to a reduced profile everywhere but the shank, muzzle, and gas block journal (where applicable). This reduced profile is then wrapped with carbon fiber and secured with a proprietary bonding agent (PBA). We then cure the newly applied carbon fiber and PBA. Once hardened, the barrel is finished to its final sleek profile, single point cut-rifled, hand lapped and bore scope inspected.
Your bolt-action barrel will arrive ready for thread and chamber by your gunsmith. (If requested, chambering service for Remington and Remington clone actions can be performed by PROOF). Your AR barrel will arrive threaded and chambered.
PROOF’s patented and unique approach to lightweight barrels uses a commercially proven, cutting-edge carbon fiber application process to produce carbon fiber-wrapped barrels and complete rifle systems that significantly lighten shooter load while providing significant advantages over traditional steel barrels. They’re not just lighter—they’re better.
PROOF RESEARCH’S CARBON FIBER-WRAPPED BARRELS OFFER:
- Up to a 64% reduction in weight over traditional steel barrels (depending on length)
- Match-grade accuracy
- No point-of-impact shift during high-volume fire
- Reduced harmonic barrel vibration
- Unprecedented durability