Columbia Falls, Montana – PROOF Research—the science-based company revolutionizing the firearms industry with innovative materials and products—has released its latest precision rifle package. The new Switch rifle, named for its ability to be easily user-modified to accommodate a wide range of calibers and applications, is being described as the ultimate combination of performance and versatility. With an MSRP under $4,000 the Switch is also the premium rifle maker’s most affordable offering to date.
“This truly is a one-rifle-does-it-all package,” said Proof Research Marketing Manager Chris Polley. “From big-game hunting to varmints to long-range competitive shooting, the Switch can be owner-reconfigured for virtually any situation or preference. Utilizing aerospace composites in the stock and barrel, this rifle was designed frinstom the action out to have the stiffness and ergonomics required for long-range precision in a package light enough for all-day carry.”
The Switch comes standard with a free-floating, cut-rifled PROOF Research carbon-fiber barrel in one of five calibers: .223, 6 and 6.5mm Creedmoor, .260 or .308. The rifle’s incorporation of a Savage®-style barrel nut allows it to be user-converted to virtually any short-action caliber by simply replacing the barrel and the bolt face—without needing to replace the entire bolt, a part that can easily run over $300. Additional calibers (available in both steel and carbon-fiber barrels) are offered at a discount to Switch purchasers. This video demonstrates the installation process and overall system.
The rifle also features a carbon fiber stock, adjustable TriggerTech trigger, 20 MOA Picatinny rail for optics, and a Bighorn Arms bolt with a unique floating bolt head that prevents misalignment and ensures accuracy.
“This gives the serious hunter one rifle to hunt everything in North America short of Brown Bear,” Polley explained. “Going deep into the backcountry for elk, or to high altitude for trophy sheep? Install your lightweight, tack driving, carbon fiber-wrapped barrel. Planning to slay prairie dogs from the back of your pickup? Swap in your small-caliber steel barrel and get to work. Adaptability isn’t the only benefit though—as pros will tell you, becoming intimately familiar with one system pays off when that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity requires a high- pressure, time-constrained shot in fading light: To paraphrase past gunslingers, “Beware the man with one rifle, he probably knows how to shoot it.”
Like every PROOF rifle, the Switch is tested for accuracy and precision in the company’s state-of- the-art testing facility before it ships and is guaranteed for 1⁄2 MOA or better accuracy. The Switch has an MSRP of $3,999 and is available through PROOF dealers, including Cabela’s. Barrels and bolt faces in additional calibers are available from dealers or directly from PROOF.
About PROOF Research, Inc.
Based in Northwest Montana, PROOF Research is committed to developing next-generation composite materials to produce the highest performance carbon fiber barrels, premium hunting rifles, and weapon 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 of its customers. Headquartered in Columbia Falls, Montana, PROOF Research maintains research and manufacturing centers in Montana and Dayton, Ohio. www.proofresearch.com.