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.
If you haven’t yet heard of Bergara, it's time to start paying attention. Granted, the company has been making rifles for only about three years, but its growth during that time has been nothing short of phenomenal. Let’s use the B-14 Timber as an example.