Proof Research announced the company is now offering pre-fit carbon fiber barrels for Savage bolt action rifles. According to the company, these pre-fit barrels are designed to be installed by the end user and not need a professional gunsmith to install them. This could make the barrels much more interesting to the hobbyest shooter looking to lighten his or her rifle and tighten up groups at long range.
The company’s vice president of engineering and product development, Jason Lincoln, stated the barrels are up to 50% lighter than steel barrels and cool 50% faster than steel barrels, offering “…virtually no point-of-impact shift during high-volume strings of fire.”
“We believe there is no better choice for the custom gun builder who wants to build a precision long-range rifle,” said Lincoln.
The new barrels will be available for a range of calibers including:
- .223 Rem
- .22-250 Rem
- .243 Win
- 6.5 Creedmoor
- 6.5×284 Ackley
- 6.5×280 Ackley
- 7mm Rem Mag
- .300 Win Mag
According to Proof Research, the barrels are currently only available through Stocky’s LLC located in Lake Worth, Florida. Fortunately, the company has a website with the ability to make purchases online. According to the Stocky’s website, the barrels normally sell for $940 each. At the time of this writing, the company appears to be having a sale on them as they are marked down to $846.99.