One of the very best uses of inexpensive, soft-shooting .22 LR ammunition is in training to properly shoot a full-size, centerfire rifle. All the better if your .22 LR firearm (or conversion kit) precisely matches your centerfire firearm in size, weight, ergonomics, trigger, controls, etc.
New from Bergara is the B-14 R, which does just that very thing. It’s a .22 LR trainer in the same footprint as its big brother, the B-14. Which is to say, it’s compatible with Remington 700 short action footprint components. Excellent. Read on for Bergara’s press release . . .
Lawrenceville, Georgia – BPI Outdoors / Bergara Rifles is pleased to announce the release of the Bergara B-14 R .22 LR Rifle at the NASGW Expo in Orlando, FL Oct. 22-25, 2019.
The Bergara B-14 R .22 LR is the latest offering in their ever-popular B-14 series of rifles. Ben Fleming VP of Sales for Bergara states. “Our team has been working on a very accurate full size .22 precision trainer for several years now with a goal to help set the bar with the .22 shooters. With this gun we are confident that it will help long range .22 shooting grow for years to come.” Dakota Russell, National Sales Manager for Bergara added, “Our customers have been requesting a gun like this for some time, and with the growing NRL22 and PRS .22 competition matches the timing was right to introduce a rifle of this nature.”
This rifle is designed as a true rimfire “trainer” being that it works within the dimensions of a REM700 platform, allowing shooters to have a similar size and feel to their centerfire rifle, or even set up as a clone to their centerfire to train with. It therefore fits REM700 compatible stocks, bases, and triggers.
This being the case, it gives a perfect platform to allow any shooter the ability to customize their rifle with all kinds of compatible accessories already on the market. The magazine is a single stack .22LR mag that is built within the same dimensions as a standard short action AICS mag.
With the growing popularity of long range shooting this gun allows shooters to practice their disciplines at a more affordable price and in areas where longer ranges may not be available.
Bergara is known for its extremely accurate barrels and rifles. With this new model the .22LR shooter is sure to be pleased with Bergara’s latest offering.
Bergara B-14 R Specs:
- Caliber: 22 Long rifle
- Action: B-14R
- Barrel: 4140 Bergara barrel
- Twist: 1:16
- Barrel length: 18”
- Threaded muzzle: 1/2-28
- Weight: 9.25 lbs.
- Length: 38” with spacers
- HMR stock
- 10 round magazine
- Scope mounts: 6-48 screws, Rem 700 compatible
B-14 R MSRP – $1,150