The Paragon was designed and is manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona USA by Blake Barrel and Rifle, a registered class 7 FFL manufacture.
The Paragon Bolt Action Receiver was designed to overcome certain key points in the function of an action that contributes to accuracy with certain innovations that have never been used before. The Paragon was designed to be the ultimate F-Open Competition action.
Paragon, the meaning:
A person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
We believe that the Paragon action lives up to this description as we have set out to design the ultimate F Class, F Open action that incorporates design and mechanical techniques that have never been used as a whole, in an action.
8.5” long, 1.5” wide, 3.4 lbs.
3.25” long loading/ejection port to allow most F Class cartridges to be ejected without removing the bolt, even with the bullet still in the case
Offered in right or left bolt configurations with either left, or right load and or ejection configurations
Integral 20 MOA rail that is built to correct 1913 picatinny mil spec Integral recoil lug that is on the front of the action
1.062-18 tenon that is .935” long with a headspace of 1.074” +.001”, -.000.
Billet bolt body with no welded or soldered on bolt handle. The billet bolt handle threads into the billet bolt body for ultimate strength.
Mini M16 extractor
Action body and bolt body material is aircraft grade, 17-4 PH billet stainless steel
Micro Adjustable Trigger Hanger
Micro Adjustable trigger hanger adjustment with an eccentric cam that can be adjusted to get the precise amount of firing pin fall with an adjustment of up to .040”. The adjustment can be made from the bottom of the stock without removing the action if the stock is cut out for it on the bottom.
Modular Bolt Head Control
The Paragon has a bolt on bolt control head that allows you to use one bolt for either a magnum case or a standard .472”case without having to purchase an additional bolt. You simply, with two screws un-screw the bolt control head and then swap it out for the magnum or standard cartridge family. Headspace remains unchanged as well. The bolt control head swap takes less than 60 seconds.
C Clip Firing Pin Retention
No cross pin that retains the cocking piece to the firing pin. One issue with the Remington 700 style retention system is that the cross pin that pins the cocking piece to the firing pin can end up walking out of position and make contact with the bolt shroud. When this happens your accuracy will suffer tremendously. We designed a rear clip design on our cocking piece to retain the two parts together, therefore eliminating the possibility of a dragging cross pin that can contact the bolt shroud.
Multi-flat cocking piece that is made from billet 17-4PH aircraft grade material that has a hardened pin and roller mechanism that allows for reduced friction on opening the bolt handle when cocking the firing pin back to the cocked position.
The bolt shroud has a threads per inch of 40 to allow only .006” of lateral movement when the bolt is closed or opened to assist in as little firing pin spring compression as possible throughout the opening and closing cycle of the bolt hand operation. The bolt shroud is made of 7075 billet aluminum which is then hard anodized to reduce friction and wear. The bolt shroud then has a pressed in hardened precision ground bushing that will reduce friction on the firing pin and will not wear out over time like a conventional bolt shroud tends to do. The bushing is also replaceable at a later date as a maintenance item if the item is desired to be replaced.
The firing pin is made in our facility out of 4340, billet chromoly steel. Most firing pins on the market are made out of 1144 stress proof (fatigue proof) which makes for a really easy manufacturing process. The issues with 1144 is that they are severely soft and wear over time. The 1144 pins generally have a rockwell on the C scale of less than 20. Our 4340 billet firing pins have a rockwell of 44 on the C scale and has the highest fatigue and crack and breaking resistance out of nearly any steel available. .066” firing pin diameter where the firing pin contacts the primer of the cartridge.
The ejector takes up half of the surface area on the bolt face compared to a full round ejector. The ejector is retained by the bolt control head so you do not need a hammer and a punch to remove the ejector, all you have to do is remove the bolt head and you can then service or remove the ejector as you see fit.
Pillar Mounting Pattern
The pillar mounting pattern on the Paragon features a total of 7, ¼-28 bolts that are thread milled in to the bolt action body. The pattern incorporates many other popular brand actions. We did this so that if you already have a stock that is pillared and inletted for an existing action, chances are you will not have to remove and replace pillars to a different location as we already have a bolt pattern that will fit your existing pillar locations. This makes the adaptation of the Paragon very simple compared to having to re-pillar your existing stock.
All of the Paragon actions come standard with salt bath nitride or a PVD coating process. This allows for severely reduced wear over time as well as reduced friction on mating surfaces. The salt bath nitride is a diffusion process that makes the surface hardness above 66 RC.
The bolt comes standard with a spiral flute which not only aids in cosmetic appeal but also adds a function to where any dirt or debris that is in contact with the bolt and body of the action will be allowed to fall into the flutes as to not wear out the bolt body or receiver.
The action body is a multi flat design with a flat bottom and a 5 degree per side draft on the side profile. This allows the action to be bedded and removed and installed with ease as you are not fighting two parallel sides throughout the removal or installation process.
The Paragon has a bolt lug diameter of .992” with a width of .465”. The lugs are .605” long to make the action incredibly strong and tough. The surface area of the lugs when made in contact with the receiver are .140” square inches. To put in perspective this is about 35% greater than a Remington 700.