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.
E.R. Shaw is a company in Pennsylvania that makes a huge number of rifle barrels in just about every configuration imaginable, including a lot of barrels for OEM use by some big-name gun makers. Odds are if you have a few rifles, you have one of Shaw’s barrels. What a lot of hunters don’t know is the company also builds rifles based on its Mark VII action to customers’ specifications.
As home to the nation’s most prominent hunter training school, the SAAM Precision course, the FTW Ranch in Southwest Texas is a familiar name to many rifle shooters. In 2015, Ruger introduced the FTW Hawkeye Predator rifle based on many of the lessons learned at its namesake property.