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Proof Research Barrel Types & Features

Posted by OTM Tactical on 2/17/2020

Proof Research can be called the phenomenon that was born when modern technology started revolutionizing the firearms industry. Proof Research implements a process of utilization of the latest technological advancements in manufacturing to produce carbon-fiber barrels that exceed all other kinds of performance.

In recent years, many of the top names in the relevant industries have been attracted to Proof Research. Their experiences and innovations have boosted the manufacturing process of carbon fiber barrels and complete rifle systems. With all this, proof research has set new industry standards. 

Proof research has now even gained a high reputation among backcountry hunters. Precision rifle competitors and military operators have also started keeping an eye on this technology due to its affinity for ruggedness, reduced weight, and extreme accuracy.

The main goal of proof research has always been to reduce the overall weight of the products manufactured while producing improvements in accuracy, power, and performance efficiency. It is generally achieved through the combination of exceptional manufacturing techniques and the latest technologies.

Proof research uses composite materials instead of alloys, which allows them to produce match-grade carbon fiber rifle barrels, which, while weighing just a fraction of the previously used steel-alloy barrels, can still perform equalling that to its predecessor, if not surpassing them. Proof Research barrels can’t simply be said to be lighter; they are better in every way as the successor to the previous generation of firearms.

However, even if we call it carbon fiber barrels, it is not like all of them are entirely made up of it. By using exceptional manufacturing techniques and the latest technologies, it is easier to manufacture bore of the barrels with stainless steel. That increases its durability and stability. However, the exterior is whittled down carefully to reduce a significant portion of the still used and carefully enveloped in the composite carbon fiber. 

This method helps in manufacturing high-quality carbon-fiber barrels. These barrels allow for heat dissipation to occur more easily and effectively than it would have with a steel barrel alone. The swifter heat dissipation proves as a great influence in extending the overall quality of the barrel through minimizing deformation, increasing durability, prolonging barrel life, and boosting the accuracy of the barrel.

Some researchers initially pondered upon the question, whether sacrificing steel would harm the quality and performance of the barrels. However, the worry was assuaged when it turned out that reducing the steel present in the barrel didn’t reduce the overall quality and stiffness of the barrel. 

Combination of carbon-fiber and steel while producing barrels resulted in the product being much stiffer and far more stronger than its predecessor. Despite its increased performance and improved specs, the overall weight requirements were instead decreased, making it the realization of the dream in the world of firearms. It will allow you to get more out of your firearm while carrying less weight for the same.

The improved barrel harmonics:

The rigid carbon-fiber improves the overall barrel harmonics presented by the new product. The improved barrel harmonics means reduced shot deviation despite high pressure and power. This gives the user much better shot-to-shot accuracy and efficiency.

The addition of aerospace-grade carbon fiber:

As the latest advancement, Proof Research now utilizes aerospace-grade carbon fiber. Utilization of this type of carbon-fiber has provided the barrels manufactured with a specific strength up to 30 times that of a stainless steel variant. Along with that, it provides a specific stiffness up to 7 times greater than a stainless steel variant. 

But strength and stiffness are not everything when it comes to the manufacturing of the barrels. Some of the critical factors that impact product life are Heat Conductivity and Thermal Expansion. They are of critical importance when the goal is to develop a match-grade carbon fiber barrel.

Thermal or Heat conductivity of a material is defined as the measure of its innate ability to be able to conduct heat without external supplement. Thermal Expansion is a phenomenon that occurs from the ability of a material to change its shape, area, and volume when influenced by a change in temperature of the material.

Proof research deals with these two factors through the use of a helical wrapping pattern. These helical wrapping patterns help the barrels with the longitudinal thermal diffusivity of the carbon fibers. This diffusion of heat generally takes place along the length of the barrel. This allows the barrels to more efficiently dissipate heat that is emanating from the barrel, which is much better than insulating the heat emission.