Bergara Rifles announced a new long gun for the new year. The B14 HMR is a Spanish rifle that is designed for the precision shooting needed in both competition and long-range hunting.
At the heart of the B14 HMR is a machined mini chassis made of high-strength 7075 T6 aluminum. This chassis allows each gun to be precisely bedded in the solid synthetic stock and keep the barrel free floated. Accuracy is very important to Bergara, and these guns have a sub 1 MOA guarantee when shooting at 100 yards with factory match ammunition.
The B14 HMR will initially be available in both .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor. A 20” barrel with a 1:10” twist is standard for the .308, while the 6.5 Creedmoor gets a slightly longer 22” barrel with a faster 1:8” twist. Barrels are made by the company of 4140 CrMo steel and are vertically honed with button rifling. Barrels are threaded (5/8×24) for the addition of a suppressor or other muzzle device. A thread protector is included with the gun.
As I mentioned above, the Bergara B14 HMR uses a synthetic stock. The solid molded stock has a unique finish that uses multiple stages to complete. This multi-part finish gives the stock a unique texture and provides a defense to the stock from all of the bumps and dings a working gun picks up in the field.
The rear of the stock is adjustable for both length of pull and riser height. This should help shooters get the best fit to their body and put their eye in alignment with the scope. Both QD mounts and sling swivels are used on the stock to allow for the addition of slings and other accessories that use them.
As with many other precision bolt guns, the Bergara B14 feeds from AICS style magazines and ships with a short action Magpul PMAG AICS magazine.
The suggested retail price of the B14 HMR is $1,150.