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PROOF Research Conviction Ti Long-Range Precision Tactical Rifle

Columbia Falls, Mont. (August 2020) – PROOF® Research, an innovator in precision rifle technology, is proud to announce the newest addition to their precision, long-range rifles with the Conviction Ti, a new standard in lightweight, tactical, long-range rifles.

PROOF Research combined a lightweight, titanium receiver with their match-grade, carbon-fiber barrel and laid carbon-fiber stock. With a starting weight of just 6 lbs. 6 oz., the Conviction Ti is backed by Proof Research’s SUB ½ MOA guarantee. The ergonomic design features an adjustable cheekpiece, a near-vertical grip, low-profile flush cups, integral rail and a wider forearm to accommodate an EFR mount. Also, the Conviction Ti is available with a right or left-handed titanium action, a TriggerTech trigger, and a Pachmayr recoil pad. Using PROOF Research’s Extreme-Accuracy bedding technique, the Conviction Ti long-range rifle will not disappoint competitors, hunters, or our nation’s peacekeepers for its uncompromising accuracy over extreme distances.

The Conviction Ti rifle excels in every-shot performance, even at exceptional distances. For the hunter, competitor, and military, where weight is an important consideration when carrying a fully kitted-out rifle, loaded backpack and other accessories, the Conviction Ti rifle is the clear winner. Even fully kitted with scope, suppressor and bipod, the Conviction Ti rifle comes in under 13 lbs., half the weight of traditional tactical rifles.

The Conviction Ti’s lightweight carbon fiber stock and barrel are made with cutting-edge polymer technologies, coupled with a titanium receiver that is lighter than steel but even stronger than high-strength steel. The Conviction Ti is a superior rifle for consistent, long-range performance in the toughest environments.

The PROOF Research Conviction Ti precision rifle weighs between 6 lbs. 6oz and 8 lbs. 2oz. depending upon the specific build and starts at $8,499. Head over to proofresearch.com to build your own Conviction Ti.

PROOF Research’s high-fiber content, cut-rifled composite barrels are well-known within the precision rifle community for their extreme accuracy. Developed to enhance mission success for our warfighters, PROOF Research’s carbon fiber barrels are designed for long-range accuracy, performance, and reliability under any environmental condition.

Find out more about PROOF Research barrels and rifles at proofresearch.com.

True Velocity Delivers ‘Next Gen’ 6.8mm Ammunition to US Army

August 4, 2020 GARLAND, TX – True Velocity officials confirmed recently that the Texas-based technology company delivered more than 170,000 rounds of its 6.8mm TVCM lightweight ammunition to the U.S. Army in May as part of the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.

“As a team, True Velocity is excited and proud to have delivered this significant order of next-generation ammunition to the Army in-full and on-time,” said True Velocity President Chris Tedford. “Our 6.8 TVCM composite-cased cartridge is capable of unprecedented ballistic performance, while simultaneously exceeding the Army’s expectations in terms of weight reduction.”

The U.S. Army down-selected True Velocity’s composite-cased ammunition in August 2019 for the NGSW modernization program. True Velocity submitted its 6.8mm composite-cased cartridge as part of an overall NGSW weapon system in partnership with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and firearm manufacturer Beretta.

True Velocity’s proprietary composite 6.8mm case design provides end users with significant logistical and operational advantages over metal-hybrid cases and traditional brass cases, including substantially increased effective range and muzzle energy, drastic reduction in cartridge weight and enhanced accuracy, regardless of weapon platform.

“True Velocity’s ammunition – and particularly our 6.8 TVCM cartridge – are changing the paradigm,” Tedford said. “It turns out you don’t have to operate at unsafe chamber pressures in order to generate increased velocity, enhanced terminal performance and improved accuracy. Our cartridge achieves all of these things, while maintaining safe operating pressures and drastically reducing the overall cartridge weight.”

The NGSW program is designed to provide the U.S. Army’s Close Combat Force with an enhanced 6.8mm cartridge replacement for the currently fielded 5.56x45mm round, as well as to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and the M4A1 with next-generation weapons.

www.tvammo.com

RCBS 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set Now Available

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 31, 2020 – RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, announced today that it has begun shipping the 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set, a new addition to the AR Series Dies line for progressive reloaders.

The 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set (#28007), is specially designed for the versatile 6mm ARC cartridge, which utilizes efficient, high ballistic coefficient (BC) bullets to deliver top performance from AR-15 rifles. Each set features a Small Base sizing die that sizes the case to slightly below minimum specifications to ensure each round chambers in an AR-style rifle, and a Taper Crimp seating die to put the correct crimp on the case. This combination helps make reloading easier for shooters and ensures the cartridge will rechamber properly.

“AR-15 fans are fired up about the versatility and performance of the 6mm ARC cartridge,” said Jason Slinkard, Director of Shooting Accessories for Vista Outdoor. “This die set is a great example of how we are always working to anticipate customer demand and bring new dies to the market as needed.”

All AR Series Dies carry the RCBS lifetime warranty. More information on the new 6mm ARC SB T/C Die set can be found here.

RCBS offers reloading equipment throughout the world. To learn more RCBS products, visit www.RCBS.com.

Viridian Hand Stop Laser

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 1, 2020 – After six decades, the AR-15 is still America’s rifle. The platform’s popularity stems from its speed and ergonomics. Now the venerable rifle design is poised to be even faster and easier to control thanks to Viridian Weapon Technologies’ HS1™, the first and only hand stop with an integrated laser sighting device.

“The HS1 combines the functionality of an AR hand stop with the rapid target acquisition provided by a Viridian green laser,” said Brian Hedeen, President and CEO at Viridian. “The combination makes for a much more ergonomic rifle and cuts down on the attachments that add bulk to a gun’s foregrip.”

Viridian’s new hand stop offers increased control and faster target acquisition with a highly visible green laser that’s intuitively activated by the grip of the shooter’s support hand.

The HS1 uses M-Lok mounts to make installation easy. The laser is adjustable for windage and elevation. The HS1’s pressure pad activates the laser with a variety of support-hand grips, adding an added element of control and speeding up time to target. 

This combination of speed and control makes the HS1 an ideal addition to any AR. MSRP for the Viridian HS1 is $179.

Features:
• M-Lok Mounts
• Pressure Pad Activation
• Daytime-visible Green Laser
• Ergonomic Design for Pistols and Rifles
• Single 1/3n battery
• Adjustable for Windage and Elevation

More information about the Viridian HS1 can be found at viridianweapontech.com/hs1.

Looks like SilencerCo is making an AR lower

SilencerCo released a little teaser video:

It looks like a billet AR lower, we see glimpses of the mag well, bolt catch tabs, and the rear of the receiver.

They have yet to show any indication of anything that would make it special. I’m guessing it is going to be a boutique lower for people who want something special. There is clearly enough of a market for that sort of thing.