The Premier Series is as close to custom as it gets, but with standardized features for greater efficiencies in parts production and assembly. The Premier Series Approach Rifle features a Premium 416 stainless steel Bergara barrel (#5.5 taper), which receives a proprietary honing process at our barrel-making facility to produce the most accurate production barrel we could possibly make. Upon completion, the barrel receives a Cerakote™ finish and is coupled with the Bergara PREMIER action, all of which is completed at our facility in Lawrenceville, GA USA.
The Approach Rifle uses the Bergara Premier Action. This action is designed as a two-lug system that features a separate floating bolt head to ensure contact with the lug abutments in the action. It also features a cone-shaped bolt nose for smooth feeding of the cartridge, and a spring-loaded sliding plate extractor located in the front of the lower locking lug. The one-piece bolt body is stainless steel with a pad at the rear to accept the threaded-in bolt handle. The bolt head, the non-rotating gas shield, the bolt handle, and bolt shroud are fully Nitrided for extreme durability, as well as its self-lubricating properties.
The two-position safety is part of the trigger assembly, which in the Approach rifle is a TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology. One great feature of this combination allows the bolt handle not to lock in the closed position, which in turn allows the rifle to be unloaded while in the safe position. The Approach comes standard with a 5 round AICS style magazine, and offers three barrel lengths, a 20”, 24″, or 26″ barrel depending on the caliber.