If you want a lighter weight rifle, swapping out your all-steel barrel for a carbon fiber barrel is a great way to go. If you’re recoil conscious and don’t want to lighten-up your gun, a carbon fiber barrel is still an excellent option. You can have a light barrel and a heavier stock, bringing your rifle’s center of gravity closer to your body. Faster start. Faster stop.
If that sounds good, PROOF Research is your new best friend — especially if you’re a Savage bastard. The company now offers pre-fit carbon fiber barrels for Savage rifles. [Press release below.] Specifically those chambered in threaded in .223, .243, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×284 Ackley, 6.5×280 Ackley, 7mm REM MAG, .300 WIN MAG and .22-250.
Go for it at www.stockysstocks.com. But be prepared: the barrels run $846.99. Worth it?
Columbia Falls, MT (June 27, 2016) PROOF Research (www.proofresearch.com) announced today that they are offering pre-fit carbon fiber barrels for the Savage rifle, one of the most popular platforms for gun owners to customize. The pre-fit carbon fiber barrels from PROOF Research can be installed without the assistance of a gunsmith, although some special tools are required.
“By designing a carbon fiber barrel specifically for this platform, we’ve made it easy for Savage owners to extract every last bit of accuracy and handling performance from this iconic rifle,” stated Jason Lincoln, VP of Engineering and Product Development at PROOF Research. “Our barrels are up to 50% lighter than steel barrels of similar contour and cool 60% faster than stainless steel, resulting in virtually no point-of-impact shift during high-volume strings of fire. We believe there is no better choice for the custom gun builder who wants to build a precision long-range rifle.”
For the last several years PROOF Research has been proving that carbon fiber-wrapped barrels aren’t just a lightweight alternative to traditional steel barrels, but that they provide superior performance, including extreme accuracy, and unprecedented durability. By combining their unique manufacturing process with advanced technology composite materials and thermo-mechanical design principles, they’ve accomplished what others have failed to do in the past—match-grade carbon fiber barrels that weigh a fraction of traditional steel barrels while compromising nothing.
The pre-fit carbon fiber Savage barrels are currently being offered by Stocky’s (www.stockysstocks.com) and arrive threaded and chambered in a variety of calibers including 223, 243, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×284 Ackley 6.5×280 Ackley, 7mm REM MAG, 300 WIN MAG and 22-250.
About PROOF Research, Inc.
PROOF Research is a science-driven defense/aerospace company based in Northwest Montana committed to developing next-generation materials and composites to produce carbon fiber barrels and weapons systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness. PROOF Research’s goal is to make reduced weight, unsurpassed durability and match-grade accuracy a reality for all its customers.
Headquartered in Columbia Falls, Montana, PROOF Research maintains sales and manufacturing centers in Montana and Dayton, Ohio. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.proofresearch.com.