Just by shouldering the Apex, the serious shooter will notice a vast superiority to its competitors in both balance and fit. Every Apex barrel is made by Bergara Barrels, which provide a level of accuracy performance that is unequaled by any muzzleloader on the market today due to its premium, custom quality. These Bergara Barrels, all made of the highest quality 416 grade stainless steel, have quickly become recognized as some of the most accurate production barrels in the world. And while many of the world's most highly regarded center-fire manufacturers use Bergara barrels on their guns, only CVA offers them in a muzzleloader. Second, APEX s ambidextrous butt stock is designed specifically for scope shooting, with a height of comb that positions the shooter perfectly in line with the optics. The result is a rifle that shoulders and points as naturally as your favorite shotgun just like it s an extension of your body.