Proof Research .284 (7mm) Caliber Carbon Fiber Wrapped Bolt Action Barrels

MSRP: $830.00
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Proof Research's patented manufacturing process begins with full-profile, match-grade 416R stainless steel barrel blanks that are made in their firearms division.  These blanks are then turned down to a significantly reduced profile greatly reducing weight. This reduced contour barrel is then wrapped with high-strength, aerospace-grade carbon fiber impregnated with a proprietary matrix resin developed by their advanced composites division, PROOF Research ACD. The aerospace-grade carbon fiber used has a specific strength up to 30 times that of stainless steel and a specific stiffness up to 7 times greater than steel. Strength and stiffness are only part of the equation. Heat conductivity and thermal expansion are also of paramount importance when developing a match-grade carbon fiber barrel. The helical wrapping pattern favors the longitudinal thermal diffusivity of the carbon fibers (along the length of the barrel) allowing them to more efficiently dissipate heat emanating from the barrel rather than insulating it. Because Proof Research rifle barrels are engineered for thermal performance, they also move heat very effectively through the wall (thickness) of the barrel, greatly increasing heat transport and resulting in barrels that cool faster and maintain accuracy over longer sessions of fire. The end result is an aerospace-grade, high-fiber content composite barrel that is stronger, lighter, as accurate as the finest precision steel barrel, and maintains its accuracy in the most demanding environments. THE ONLY CARBON FIBER-WRAPPED RIFLE BARREL APPROVED FOR USE BY THE U.S. MILITARY.

  • Proof Research Premium Match Grade Barrel
  • Carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel-Up to 64% lighter than traditional steel barrels of similar contour
  • .284 (7mm) caliber: suitable for cartridges 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm-08 Rem, 7mm WSM, 7mm RUM etc.
  • Improved heat dissipation for cooler and longer lasting barrels
  • No point-of-impact shift during high-volume fire
  • Unprecedented durability
  • This barrel must be chambered, threaded, crowned and installed by a certified Gunsmith



5 Reviews

  • 5
    Proof barrel

    Published by Matt on Jun 11th 2021

    Its a proof so u know its good. Wish redhawk would have put it in another box. Nothing like having a 700 dollar box with proof barrel plastered on the box for the world to see and give a theif more reason to steal it off the front door step.

  • 5
    Had in stock when no one else did!

    Published by Unknown on Aug 24th 2020

    The guys at red hawk were great with communication, shipping and product was packaged with care. Smith hasn't chambered it yet but I am sure it shoot as well as my other proof barrels! With Proof you get what you pay!

  • 5
    Proof Research Carbon barrel

    Published by Greg on Dec 2nd 2019

    These barrels are the best. Extremely accurate, lightweight, durable, and beautiful to look at. Pricey but well worth it.

  • 5
    Proof Research Sendero light, .284 (7mm)

    Published by Scott Snyder on Nov 5th 2019

    Building ultra precision, ultra light long range rifles requires components that meets the demands. Proof Research barrels are the obvious choice to fulfill all my customers expectations.

  • 5

    Published by Matthew McLearn on Jun 28th 2019

    Extremely pleased with the barrel, and customer service at Red Hawk Rifles.