It is almost impossible to not think about Bergara when the conversation is about precise long range rifles. Regarded as one of the best gun manufacturer’s in the world, some even placing it in the top three, Bergara boasts various incredible models to choose from.
But with an assortment to choose from, making an informed choice often becomes difficult. Thus, we’ve put together a complete guide regarding Bergara B14 review, along with a buying guide and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this topic.
If you are looking to purchase an item from the Bergara B14 line, you have come to the right place. Bergara takes the cake when it comes to feature packed models that are worth every penny spent. Without further ado, let us get into it!
Bergara B14 Review in 2022
To start off, we are introducing to you three amazing models of Bergara B14. These models have great performance, reliability, durability and value – what more could we ask for?
Bergara B-14 HMR Bolt-Action Rifle – 6.5 Creedmoor
The first product in our recommendations is a hunting and match rifle that is packed to the brim with value. One of the best things about this particular model is that it works equally well for both left-handed and right-handed shooters, a feature that is more difficult to come by than one would expect.
At under $1500, this model is made with an incredible level of craftsmanship. The rifle, thanks to the integrated aluminum mini chassis, offers accuracy and repeatable bedding.
However, one of the highlights of this model is the barrel, which has a great finishing, is free-floated, and also has a metal thread protector.
Additionally, the barrel is really durable as it is constructed from CrMo steel. This rifle also has a great ergonomic design. The butt pad is both soft and able to manage recoils well. Additionally, spacers make it possible to easily adjust the length of the pull, which is another great factor in boosting the shooter’s comfort.
The cheek rest is another adjustable feature of this model. Furthermore, the design gets even better with the checkered pistol grip. Since the grip is almost vertical, it makes consistent trigger pulls easier. The trigger on the model is also very crisp, and several users compare the quality of it to aftermarket upgrades.
Making use of Bergara’s signature 2-lug system, this rifle gives an incredibly smooth performance with every use. This model can take on several different roles – a tactical run, hunting rifle, or target rifle; this incredible product can do it all.
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Bergara B-14 BMP Bolt-Action Rifle
It is very likely that the price tag on this model will drive you away instantly – after all, it is fairly pricier than other Bergara models. However, we assure you that it pays back for every penny with its performance, thus earning itself a place in our list of Bergara recommendations.
First and foremost, simply the feel of the rifle is incredibly impressive. You can get a sense of the build quality as you use it. The solid aluminum stock makes the rifle feel safe, reliable and durable. And as for the previous product, CrMo steel which boosts the lifespan of the rifle exponentially.
Thanks to the adjustable buttstock, you can use this rifle in multiple different positions. You can kneel down for a stealth position or simply keep the rifle on your shoulder while using it.
Many users might find the rifle too heavy to use on their shoulders; however, they can still get amazing use out of it in a stealth position.
This model, not unlike many Bergara models, makes use of the manufacturer’s well loves Sako-style extractor, 2-lug system, and coned bolt nose.
These features make every shot smooth and effortless. As for the trigger, it breaks crisp as ever at exactly 3 lbs and makes this one of the smoothest rifles in the market.
Finally, the fore-end of the rifle also supports M-LOK accessories, which is a fairly unique feature. Altogether, this incredible rifle is set to give any high-end rifle a run for its money, and we could not be more excited to recommend it to you!
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Bergara – B14 Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor
The last Bergara model on our list is far from being the least. A great attribute of this rifle is that it is one of the most affordable models from Bergara – however, the low price is not to be mistaken for low quality or performance. The features are not identical to the more expensive models, but the model has its own unique aspects.
One feature that sets this apart from the previous two models on our list is weight. This model is significantly lighter, which means it is more comfortable to use.As a result, it is better suited for beginners or those who simply wish for or require lighter models.
The comfort offered by this model is further enhanced by the soft-touch stick. Soft-touch makes the model more comfortable to the touch than the other two products.
Not only that, such finishing is great for those who wish to improve their grip – this includes beginners as well as seasoned shooters who may simply have fallen our practice.
Three great features that have surprisingly been added to this budget-friendly model are the 2-lug system, coned bolt nose, and CrMo barrel.
The first two features give you the smooth operation you would expect from expensive models, while the CrMo barrel delivers durability. As promised, the quality was not forgone for a lower price.
Another benefit that does not need to be forgone for a lower price is the accuracy. Even if the price tag suggests others, this remains an impressively accurate model, and that is the least we could expect from Bergara!
What to Look for Before Buying?
To make sure you purchase a model that fits you best, we have provided some pointers below to help you make the best possible choice!
Even if you are purchasing a budget-friendly model, it only makes for you to want it to last. Luckily, Bergara offers CrMo steel barrels that offer incredible durability.
If you want additional features for longer service life, you may opt for a model with a metal thread protector as pointed out in our Bergara B14 HMR review.
In addition to the barrel, the construction of the stock is also of utmost importance. However, the stock also needs to be comfortable to touch and hold which is why the material and finishing of the stock are of great importance too.
In our Bergara B14 Hunter review we have pointed out the soft touch stock setting it apart from other models.
Being inaccurate would simply render a rifle redundant. Hunting, target practicing, recreational shooting – all of it becomes dangerous with a rifle that goes haywire.Aim for rifles with a smooth operation such as the 2-lug system Bergara models.
The weight of a rifle may also affect accuracy. If the shooter is too focused on keeping the rifle in place, they are likely to miss targets frequently. Thus, choose a model that is comfortable to hold and carry as it may just increase the accuracy of your shots.
Many users often mistake heavy rifles as being high-quality rifles by default. However, this could not be far from the truth. While heavy rifles may feel better to the touch, the weight does not contribute to the smoothness, performance, accuracy, or ergonomics of the rifle.
If possible, test our rifles of different weights to identify the range that is easy for you to carry, maneuver, and shoot accurate shots with. Picking the correct weight on a rifle will go a long way!
Versatility applies to the different ways and the different positions in which a rifle can be used. Rifles may be for tactical use — hunting, target practicing, etc.Luckily for us, most of Bergara’s models usually come equipped with features to perform all of these.
Furthermore, it is always useful to have more than one way to use your rifle. You may enjoy kneeling down and using your rifle in a stealth position, simply placing it on your shoulder or even both. Thus we recommend purchasing models that give you the freedom to choose whichever position you want to operate the rifle in.
Frequently Asked Questions
As we approach the end of this guide, we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions below!
Are the Bergara B14 products compatible with Remington 700 stock?
Yes. In fact, the chassis (stock), triggers, and rails are all compatible with Remington 700 stock.
How to easily clean a Bergara B14?
Cleaning rifles are an intimidating task, but with time, you are sure to get the hang of it. Our first suggestion would be to invest in high-quality cleaning products.
This includes cleaning rods, brushes, and patches. Proper cleaning tools will ensure that the barrel does not get ruined in the process.
The basic process is to wet a patch (ensure that the patch is cotton only as synthetic patches may not even clean the barrel properly) with solvent and pass it through the bore. Do not mix two or more solvents as you would not want to risk unfavorable chemical reactions taking place inside the pore.
Once you have passed several wet patches and are satisfied with the result, pass a dry patch to remove the solvent. Cleaning is a very important process as it can help boost shooting accuracy too.
Can the trigger be replaced for an aftermarket option?’
Yes, the trigger can be replaced with any compatible trigger, such as Remington 700 or other B14 models.
How to store a rifle?
Before storing your rifle away, ensure that you have cleaned it thoroughly. It also helps to lightly lubricate the bore before storying it. Use gun vault desiccants to keep the vault or safe free of moisture. This helps prevent rust formation on your rifle.
How to safely keep a rifle at home?
When you own ammunition, safety is of utmost importance. We recommend purchasing gun cases, and even password-protected or locked safes in order to keep the rifle out of the reach of children. There are several high-quality cases and guns available on the market.
Bergara models make one thing very clear – the designers responsible for these incredible products are experienced shooters themselves. With every mode, they deliver just the right number at a great price. We hope our Bergara B14 review helps you find your new favorite rifle!