Every time we post something about a really expensive firearm on TTAG or (God forbid) Facebook, nickel-and-diming naysayers come out of the proverbial woodwork. Why would anyone buy a Cabot 1911 when they could buy thirty-nine GLOCKs and a new refrigerator for the same price? Why would someone shell out a grand for a Benelli pump-action shotgun when a Mossberg 500 does the same job for the price of a Starbucks venti and a couple of Porterhouse steaks? Good news for Scottish-minded gun buyers! Bergara’s got budget rifles! Their new . . .
B-14 Timber ($950) and B-14 Hunter ($825) offer “many of the same quality features and performance characteristics well known in their custom guns.” We’re talking about their proprietary rifling and their proto-legendary attention to detail. Got wood? Yes. Yes they do.
Nick’s got one of Bergara’s high-end rifles to review. How about a comparo? (I wonder how that will turn out?) Maybe a shoot-out with a Remington 700? Oh, that wood be good. Oh, and Bergara snagged one of the two 1000-yard slots at the Texas Firearms Festival. Click here to buy a ticket. Because guns.
Duluth, Ga. (March 2015) – Bergara USA, a division of Blackpowder Products, Inc. (BPI Outdoors), announces the expansion of their rifle making capabilities to include new production rifles for sport shooters and hunters with its Performance Series B-14 Timber and B-14 Hunter rifles.
Bergara USA now offers many of the same quality features and performance characteristics well known in their custom guns in its two Performance Series production rifles: the B-14 Timber and the B-14 Hunter. Both rifles feature the Bergara PERFORMANCE action with a coned bolt nose and breech ensuring consistently smooth feeding and a sliding plate extractor for proper alignment.
The Bergara 4140CrMo steel barrel is finished in matte blue and is available in 22-inches (Short Action) and 24-inches (Long Action). The B-14 Timber rifle is built on a classic style, oil-finished walnut stock with a checkered pistol grip and forend. The B-14 Hunter rifle is built on a rugged Sporter-style lightweight synthetic stock. Both the wood and synthetic stocks are bedded with integral pillars for stability and enhanced accuracy.
Bergara Barrels, OEM supplier to several of the world’s top rifle manufacturers, incorporates a proprietary rifling by which Bergara’s custom rifles have become widely respected by big game hunters, law enforcement and long-range shooting enthusiasts. Now, the same accuracy boasting Bergara barrels are available to American hunters and sport shooters in the Bergara Performance Series rifles at an affordable price.
Bergara B-14 Performance Rifle Specifications:
Calibers: .300 Win Mag., .30-06, .270, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor
Barrel Length: 22″ (SA), 24″ (LA)
Overall Length: 41.25″ (SA), 44.5″ (LA)
Weight: Timber – 7.45 lbs. (SA), 7.9 lbs. (LA) Hunter – 7.1 lbs. (SA), 7.5 lbs. (LA)
Length of Pull: 13.75″
Finishes: Timber – oil finished walnut stock Hunter – lightweight synthetic stock
MSRP: Timber – $950.00 Hunter – $825.00