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.
Bergara continues to build impressively accurate rifles with smart features, and the new Ridgeback is a prime example. Though it was designed primarily for Precision Rifle Series match shooters, the Ridgeback easily doubles as a hunting rifle when shots are long.
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.