Proof Research’s patented manufacturing process begins with full-profile, match-grade 416R stainless steel barrel blanks that are made in their own 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 we use has a specific strength up to 30 times that of stainless steel and a specific stiffness up to 7 times greater than steel. But 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. Their 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. THE ONLY CARBON FIBER-WRAPPED BARREL APPROVED FOR USE BY THE U.S. MILITARY. Because their 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. They didn’t invent carbon fiber-wrapped barrels. They just perfected them. Up to 64% lighter than traditional steel barrels of similar contour Match-grade accuracy Improved heat dissipation for cooler and longer lasting barrels No point-of-impact shift during high-volume fire Reduced harmonic barrel vibration Unprecedented durability
Proof Research AR Carbon Fiber Barrels - 223 WYLDE (.224) RIFLE-GAS 8-Twist Proof Research AR15 Barrel
Caliber: .224 / 223 WYLDE Length: 18"
Rate of Twist 1:8
Material: Carbon Fiber/416SS
Journal Size .750
Muzzle: 1/2x28 Muzzle
Gas System Length: Rifle