• Kubinka, Russia – USPSA rifle shooters had a dominant performance at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot, and PROOF Research-the Montana- and science-based company world renowned for its lightweight, high-performance rifle barrels-played a large part in their success. Team USA secured two team gold medals and five individual medals: three gold, one silver, and one… Read More

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  • Columbia Falls, MT. (August 2017) With a winning shoot-off score of 100-5X, Norman Crawford won his second consecutive Wimbledon Cup Championship. Crawford used the same PROOF Research barrel he used in 2016 to earn a cup victory-the first ever achieved with a carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel-a 32″, 1.1″ diameter, 1-in-8″ twist chambered in Shahane .284. “They’re lighter,… Read More

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  • Priest River, ID (September 2017) Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research are pleased to announce the release of a collaborative project, the limited edition PROOF of Life Axe. Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his backyard, pounding them out with a framing hammer and fence post nails. Since then the Idaho-based company has… Read More

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  • On February 18, the inaugural Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Gas Gun match was held at CORE Shooting Solutions in Baker, FL. The two-day match featured 16 stages designed to challenge shooters moving into multiple positions to engage targets at up to 800 yards. Taking a cue from multi gun competition, pistol shooting was added to… Read More

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  •  Columbia Falls, MT — PROOF Research, makers of advanced high-temperature composite aerospace/defense materials and components, cut-rifled steel precision rifle barrels, and carbon-fiber composite rifle barrels that deliver extreme accuracy, durability and up to a 50 percent weight reduction—has been awarded an $11.42 million contract for development of advanced hybrid composite muzzle brakes and medium caliber barrels… Read More

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  •   PROOF Research Announces CAMGAS™ Barrel Design for AR-10® Variants Caliber Matched Gas System™ offers improved performance and reliability for 6.5mm and .260 Columbia Falls, Montana – With the release of its new patent-pending Caliber Matched Gas System (CAMGAS) barrels, PROOF Research has eliminated the issues traditionally associated with building 6.5mm and .260 rifles on… Read More

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  • Norm is a 30-year Army veteran with combat experience in South East Asia, Central America and the Middle East. He served his last 22 years in service with Delta Force (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta) and an additional 15 years as a Department of the Army Civilian Equipment Specialist working equipment acquisition for the Joint… Read More

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  • PROOF Research, makers of match-grade stainless steel barrels—and carbon-fiber composite barrels that deliver extreme accuracy, durability and up to a 50% weight reduction—are now offering barrels for the popular Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) in two different installation configurations (Pre-Fit and Gunsmith-Friendly). The new barrels have already been proven in competition with Wyatt Gibson using his… Read More

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  • 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… Read More

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  • Columbia Falls, MT (June 27, 2016)  PROOF Research (www.proofresearch.com) released a new video today showcasing carbon fiber firearms technology and the company’s barrel and custom rifle manufacturing processes. Those unfamiliar with PROOF Research will find the 8-minute film an intriguing introduction into a company leading the industry in new technologies, and those who are already… Read More

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  • Words by Jay Langston | Photos by Steve Woods   Owing to the cartridge’s relative newness in commercial circles, few shooters realize that the .338 Lapua Mag will be 24 years old this year. The Dutch Army’s procurement of the round in 1989 established it as a NATO cartridge, and Accuracy International’s chambering of rifles for .338 Lapua helped proliferate it throughout military sniping circles. The… Read More

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  • G&A’S MODEL 700 REBUILD GETS TESTED AT MAGPUL CORE’S NEW PRECISION HUNTER COURSE, FOLLOWED BY A SPOT AND- STALK QUEST FOR AOUDAD WORDS BY SCOTT AVERY | PHOTOS BY BERTO LECHTY WHERE DO YOU GO to build the confidence to take a longer distance shot on a free-range aoudad ram in the desert of West Texas? Rather than shooting a… Read More

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  • SEE HOW THE AUTHOR AND HIS PROOF RESEARCH TAC II IN 6.5 CREEDMOOR STACK UP IN MAGPUL’S PRECISION HUNTER COURSE. by Len Waldron The anticipated and sublime moment is upon you. You have aced office deadlines, saved dollars, burned vacation days and fended off an onslaught of distractions and competing interests to get here, up-range from the 7×7 Rocky Mountain bull elk…. Read More

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  • MATERIALS such as titanium alloys and bonded carbon fiber were once only available to space programs. What was once unobtainium has trickled into products we now use everyday. The firearm industry now offers these advanced materials commercially through parts such as pins and bolt carrier groups. As many of you know, even barrels can be constructed using carbon fiber technology, resulting in as much… Read More

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  • Las Vegas, NV / November 2015   Travis Gibson – Multigun Master from PROOF RESEARCH on Vimeo. Travis and Wyatt Gibson, both members of PROOF Research’s Competitive ProStaff team, battled some of the top 3-Gun shooters in the world to dominate the 2015 Surefire World 3-Gun Championship Open Division finishing first and second respectively. During… Read More

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  • by Keith Wood Despite decades of evolution that led us to the useful all-around sporting rifles that most of us are familiar with, the recent trend of the rifle industry is to push rifles in two distinct directions. At one extreme are the heavy rifles brought on by the long-range craze with thick barrels, sniper-style… Read More

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  •             Do we embrace change, or do we get comfortable with uniformity? Making big changes in life is not always easy. Change tends to be more of a gradual force rather than the on/off-switch approach most people assume, and the firearms industry is no different — especially when it comes to AR-15s. The consensus has been to stick… Read More

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  • All weight-loss programs aren’t the same. While both may weigh 110 pounds, there’s a difference between a methadone addict and an Olympic athlete. No more would we trust a meth addict to function in a life-threatening situation than we’d expect a Swiss cheese AR to stand up to the rigors of combat. And, meth addicts always become ugly. Nobody wants to date a meth addict…. Read More

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  • PROOF RESEARCH’S CARBON FIBER BARRELS PROVIDE MANY ADVANTAGES, INCLUDING ACCURACY AND DURABILITY by Suzanne Mullen In the history of firearms, many key dates and accomplishments stand out. Those on top of the list include the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese in the 9th Century, the first fire-lock or “rose lock” in the early 1500s, the German Mauser bolt action rifle in 1872, and… Read More

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  • by Layne Simpson | Rifle Shooter Magazine PROOF Research was formed in 2010 by the joining of two companies. One was Jense Precision, a custom rifle building operation owned by master gunsmith K. K. Jense. The other was Advanced Barrel Systems, founded and operated by Mike Degerness, which manufactured and sold carbon-wrapped rifle barrels. Other… Read More

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  • Tulsa, OK / October 25, 2014 – Horner, a Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Army Marksman Unit (AMU) battled 32 of the nation’s top 3-Gun competitors for the National Champion title, including two exciting final man-on-man elimination matches against fellow AMU Shooting Team member, Sgt. Matthew Sweeney. ... Read More
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  • TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, and Performance Polymer Solutions Inc. announce that they have entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials to the aerospace industry. The materials will be produced at the production facilities of TenCate in Morgan Hill, California, USA, and will be formulated with the line of innovative, high temperature resin systems of Performance Polymer Solutions Inc., based in Columbia Falls, Montana, USA. ... Read More
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  • Columbia Falls, MT – PROOF Research, maker of carbon fiber rifle barrels, composite components for firearms, match-grade steel barrels, and complete rifle systems announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dayton, Ohio-based Performance Polymer Solutions (P2SI), a producer of novel next-generation materials. ... Read More
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  • Eagle Creek, Ore. --(Ammoland.com)- A .25 MOA, 800-yard cold bore shot was just one of the highlights of Caylen Wojcik’s win this weekend at the 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge. ... Read More
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  • FROM GUNS & AMMO | BY CRAIG BODDINGTON OK, this is something you probably don’t want to do at home. At least not with a rifle that belongs to you. You’ll find the video on PROOF Research’s website (www.proofresearch.com). Company engineers fire a group with a 6.5mm Creedmoor rifle. Then they unscrew the barrel, attach a thread protector and use the barrel to beat a cinder block into,… Read More

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  • Owing to the cartridge's relative newness in commercial circles, few shooters realize that the .338 Lapua Mag will be 24 years old this year. The Dutch Army's procurement of the round in 1989 established it as a NATO cartridge, and Accuracy International's chambering of rifles for .338 Lapua helped proliferate it throughout military sniping circles. The load's commercial availability and adoption by several commercial firearms manufacturers have set the course for its widespread use. ... Read More
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  • The anticipated and sublime moment is upon you. You have aced office deadlines, saved dollars, burned vacation days and fended off an onslaught of distractions and competing interests to get here, up-range from the 7x7 Rocky Mountain bull elk. Countless times in your dreams you saw with perfect clarity the elk lift a chandelier of polished antlers and bugle into the mountain mist. You waited 12 years to draw the tag and you are missing both of your kid's soccer games, but this is your moment. ... Read More
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  • Operators constantly deal with the weight of their gear—with few exceptions, lighter is better. Almost regardless of the mission, operators will spend more time carrying, transporting, dragging or otherwise hanging onto their primary weapon than they will shooting it. This is certainly the case for police officers and especially true for those on tactical teams. And, as a rule, the more time an operator spends on a team, the less gear he or she carries. Deployments are often prefaced by hours of standing, kneeling and waiting, during which time all that cool tactical gear feels increasingly heavier. ... Read More
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  • The first reaction to seeing a gun featuring one of Proof Research's carbon-wrapped barrels is the thought "that looks awesome." But there's much more to the product than meets the eye.. ... Read More
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