We have had the pleasure of shooting a good number of the Bergara rifles over the past few years and one thing is very consistent with them; ACCURACY! We have tested numerous calibers, which ranged from the 22-250 up to the .300 Win Mag and most had barrels in the 22- to 24-inch range. However, we had yet to try one of the special purpose 18” (short barrel) versions in the B14 Ridge Series. It comes in both a .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor and we chose the latter.
Everything else is the same. It has a molded synthetic stock made of glass fiber reinforced polymer. It also has a Bergara barrel, which is very well known as an extremely high-quality barrel and manufactured in Spain. This specific barrel is a #5 Bergara 4140 CrMo steel barrel and is finished in matte blue. The box says it is an 18” barrel, but my trusty tape measure says more like 17.25” and the rifle has an overall length of 37.5 inches. The muzzle threaded to 5/8x24 to accept suppressors or a muzzle break. At 7.2 pounds without a scope, rings, or ammo, we definitely didn’t need a break, but a suppressor is always welcome on the ears. Bergara makes their own actions with a two-lug design. It has a sliding plate extractor and a coned bolt nose and breech. It is extremely smooth as well as dependable. It comes with their own curved trigger and is preset at approximately 3 pounds. This trigger is very crisp and has no creep. The rifle has been drilled and tapped to accommodate your standard Remington 700 style bases but do require larger screws. This model comes with a hinged floorplate and this short action will hold 4 rounds.
These rifles are setting the market on fire because they are a high-quality rifle and at an affordable price. On top of that, they have a 1.0 MOA accuracy guarantee at 100 yards when shooting factory match grade ammunition.