PROOF Research® Team Shooter, Austin Orgain, 2020 PRS Pro Series Champion

PROOF Research® Team Shooter, Austin Orgain, 2020 PRS Pro Series Champion

Austin Orgain took home the coveted PRS Golden Bullet award and is the first competition shooter to win both the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Pro Series and the Armageddon Gear Cup Match (AG Cup).

Columbia Falls, Mont. (January 2021) PROOF Research’s sponsored shooting team ended 2020 on a hot streak. Team member Austin Orgain won the Armageddon Gear Cup (AG Cup) Match at the end of Oct. 2020 and took home the Precision Rifle Series Pro Series Golden Bullet award for top honors in Dec. 2020. He won both competitions using a PROOF Research barrel.

The AG Cup is an invitational match at the 2,300-acre Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia. The big-prize invitational match brought 20 of the most talented and top Precision Rifle Series and National Rifle League shooters to compete at each of the 20 stages and overall. Orgain took home the prize with a leading score of 92 points after a tough three days of competition.

Capping off his successful competition year, Orgain won the 2020 PRS Pro Series, Dec. 13, 2020, at Ninneka, Oklahoma. In addition to taking home the Gold Bullet award for the overall highest points, he also earned second place in the finale match.

Throughout the 2020 long-range rifle competition season, Orgain shot PROOF Research’s Competition Contour steel barrel, chambered in 6 Dasher. The Competition Contour barrel was 100 percent designed with the competition shooter in mind. PROOF Research worked closely with their shooting team members utilizing crucial feedback on what makes a superior competition barrel, and with that information, the PROOF Research Competition Contour barrel was born.

PRS matches were “born out of Military, Law Enforcement and Hunting scenarios,” with no two matches alike. The competitions are known to not only pit shooter against shooter, but the individual competitor against him or herself. Whether it’s the extreme shooting stages or rugged environments, PRS competitors require high-performance tools to weather the often changeable and challenging conditions. That is why the PROOF Research Competition Contour barrel is a beast of a barrel, yet weighs only 7.5 lbs. The Competition Contour barrel and all of PROOF Research’s barrels are single-point cut rifled, lead-lapped, and thoroughly inspected at multiple quality control stations.

PROOF Research is proud to have some of the top long-range shooting competitors in the country using PROOF Research barrels. They know that PROOF Research delivers a world-class barrel for extreme accuracy and performance.

PROOF Research’s cut-rifled barrels are designed for extreme accuracy, performance, and reliability under any environmental condition. PROOF Research congratulates all their team members and looks forward to a stellar 2021 competition year.

Find out more about PROOF Research barrels and rifles at

About PROOF Research, Inc.

PROOF Research has been bringing the best and brightest talents together to develop a new class of products for the firearms, aerospace and defense industries since 2012. PROOF Research is committed to developing next-generation composite materials to produce the highest performance carbon fiber barrels, premium hunting rifles, and weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness. PROOF Research’s goal is to make reduced weight, unsurpassed durability, and match-grade accuracy a reality for all of its customers. Headquartered in Columbia Falls, Montana, PROOF Research maintains research and manufacturing centers in Montana and Dayton, Ohio.