Traveling abroad can be a daunting experience. Add in the complexities of traveling for a hunt, and the adventure can sometimes seem more trouble than it's worth. Our author took the chance anyway, and was rewarded in Spain with not only an incredible hunt, but a firsthand reminder that despite cultural barriers, hunters everywhere speak the same language: stalk, shoot, eat, enjoy, repeat.
The nicely balanced B-14 HMR (Hunting & Match Rifle), perhaps more than any other offering from Bergara, proves the company's considerable capabilities as a rifle maker. It isn’t too heavy or bulky for carrying through the foothills, and its adjustable stock, compatibility with AICS-pattern detachable box magazines and heavier-than-average barrel make it worthy of a precision rifle match, too.
Bergara combines a nimble, sporter-style stock with a precision, No. 5 contour barrel in the B-14 Ridge. Like all B-14 rifles, which are made at the Bergara factory in Spain, the action in the Ridge has a two-lug bolt with a sliding-plate extractor and a coned nose for smooth feeding.