I asked Dan Hanus, Bergara's Production Manager, what are you guys doing down there in Georgia, and Dan sent me a list of 16 steps that just about everyone in the rifle business would consider crazed, compulsive, obsessive, redundant, nitpicking, or all of these, but which Bergara does as routine. I don't have space to list them all, but here are a few:
The barrels, which are rigorously inspected at the factory and come from Basque country with already-smooth bores, are re-inspected and hand-lapped.
All diameters are cut to exact measurements. There are no plus or minus allowances.