In the search for the perfect precision rifle, one of the biggest challenges has always been to trim weight while preserving the elements that make for an accurate gun. In its new Conviction Ti design, PROOF Research has combined the best of both worlds by incorporating new metals into the construction of this dedicated precision platform.
Instead of building its rifle on a traditional steel receiver, PROOF Research started with a lightweight receiver machined from titanium, available in either a left- or right-hand configuration. The receiver is paired with the company's carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel and laid into a laid carbon-fiber stock using PROOF's Extreme-Accuracy bedding techniques. This produces a gun capable of meeting an accuracy guarantee of sub-0.5 MOA, all while clocking in at a starting weight of 6 lbs., 6 oz.
Even in this slim, trim configuration, consumers are still getting a great number of added extras in the rifle. The gun includes an adjustable cheekpiece, along with a TriggerTech trigger and a Pachmayr recoil pad. The stock features an almost-vertical grip that aids in accurate shooting, as well as low-profile flush cups, an integral Picatinny optics rail and a wide, flat fore-end that can accommodate an EFR mount. The fore-end also features two sling-swivel attachment points, allowing shooters to mount both a bipod and sling at once.
Each PROOF Research Conviction Ti accepts detachable AICS-pattern magazines, and a number of custom options and chamberings are available. The Sendero-contour barrel can be had in lengths ranging from 20" to 28", with custom options available upon request. Either a modified ball or tactical-style bolt knob is available, and the standard 13.625" length-of-pull can also be adjusted upon request. The barrel is unthreaded, but muzzle brakes can be added at an additional charge.
The PROOF Research Conviction Ti action can be finished in flat dark earth, olive drab, black, tungsten or sniper gray Cerakote finishes, and up to four separate colors can be incorporated into a stock finish, depending on user preferences. Ten different caliber options are offered in the Conviction Ti lineup, including 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 308 Win. and 300 PRC. Pricing on the rifle starts at $8,499. For more details, visit proofresearch.com.