Bergara Rifles (B14 Series)

Bergara B 14 Series Rifles

Bergara is one of the best gun manufacturers on the planet and has made a name for themselves with their precision rifles at distances up to 1,000 yards or more. This blog will focus on the B-14 Series rifles that are meant for hunting or long-range competition shooting. We will focus on the B-14 Hunter, B-14 Ridge, B-14 Timber, and B-14 HMR to show you why Bergara is at least a top 3 gun manufacturer. If you want to learn the story of why Bergara is one of the best in the world, read “Who Is Bergara?

B-14 Hunter Rifle

The B-14  Hunter rifle chambered in a .308 Winchester with a 24″ barrel is going to be the most effective hunting rifle you’ll ever own. Obviously, the most effective hunting rifle is going to be the one that puts meat on the table at the highest rate, given your abilities. The B-14 Hunter Series features a molded synthetic stock made of glass fiber reinforced polymer to keep the weight down and increase the sturdiness of the stock. To display the amount of effort Bergara puts into the stock, they permanently mold solid steel pillars into place, providing a secure and stable bedding surface for the barreled action.

The barrel from the Bergara is the pride and joy of this company, as I outlined in the “Who Is Bergara” blog. The amount of time they put into their 5-step barrel-making process is what really separates Bergara as a company from a lot of other companies. The level of precision you get from this rifle is an astounding sub-1 MOA at 100 yards with Match-Grade ammo. As an American Combat Veteran, I wanted to find something wrong with this Spanish made gun because I wanted to think all the best rifles (excluding handguns) come from the United States. The B-14 Hunter gives me a feeling like many American’s had the first time they rode or drove in a Mercedes Benz or BMW. The action is a 2 lug system with a sliding plate extractor for an incredibly smooth operation. The bolt is so smooth you could use 1 finger to slide and lock the bolt forward.

Specs:

Bergara B-14 Hunter
Weight 7.0 lbs
Caliber .308 Winchester
Barrel Length 22″
Overall Length 41.5″
Capacity 4 rounds (hinged floorplate)
Trigger Pull Weight 3 lbs
MSRP $700.00

 

Pros:

  • Crisp and clean 3lb trigger pull
  • Affordable (comparable to Remington 700 models)
  • The rifle is very light at 7lbs
  • Incredible quality that you feel the second you hold this rifle
  • I love the smooth bolt operation

Cons:

  • Gun is made in Spain, so spare barrels and parts could be an issue to consider
  • The synthetic stock is not as comfortable as they thought it would be

Features:

  • Drilled & Tapped for Rem 700 Bases
  • Sub MOA
  • Bergara Curved Trigger
  • Hinged Floorplate

Why Should I Buy The Bergara B-14 Hunter?

The B-14 Hunter is an incredible entry-level hunting rifle that will make you feel and look better than you are. With my experience in the military and now with hunting, I can assure you that confidence in your weapon matters. The B-14 adds the “look good, feel good, play good” mentality of the world’s best performers with the quality that can back it up every time. If you can afford to spend $1,500 for a rifle and scope attachment, the B-14 Hunter is one of the best rifles to learn how to hunt with.

Where Can I Buy a Bergara B-14 Hunter?

You can buy a Bergara rifle from Bergara, directly or you can buy from Palmetto State Armory for a cheaper price and extended warranty. Since it’s an international company, there are not a lot of other reputable companies that can carry this rifle. Buying from Bergara is about $825, whereas Palmetto State will save you around $125, and that’s if you’re not a Veteran or a police officer.

 

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Bergara B-14 Timber

The B-14 Timberis similar to the Hunter in many ways, but the things that stand out the most are the Walnut Monte Carlo Stock, the weight of the rifle, and the price. For starters, the Monte Carlo style walnut stock was built with a raised comb (the front of the stock that curves down below the bolt) and cheekpiece. Elevating the comb of the gun raises the point of impact on your shot, which allows you to have a clearer sight picture. The raised cheekpiece makes the point of eye alignment much more comfortable, so you don’t have to bring your neck down to the sight. The process to make this improved stock is different as well, with 2 oversized holes that are machined and filled with a tough metal-infused epoxy resin. Once the resin cures, the stock is put through a CNC machine to reach exact tolerances. It would need to reduce the felt recoil and improve ergonomics. The end result is 2 solid epoxy pillars that surround the action screws for maximum control and accuracy.

Specs:

Bergara B-14 Timber
Weight 7.9 lbs
Caliber .270 Winchester
Barrel Length 24″
Overall Length 44.5″
Capacity 4 rounds (hinged floorplate)
Trigger Pull Weight 3 lbs
MSRP $850.00

 

Pros:

  • Crisp and clean 3lb trigger pull
  • Incredible quality that you feel the second you hold this rifle
  • I love the smooth bolt operation
  • The raised comb and cheekpiece make it much more comfortable and provides a great sight picture every time
  • The epoxy resin CNC machine stock is made with incredible precision, and it shows in the feel of the rifle

Cons:

  • Gun is made in Spain so spare barrels and parts could be an issue to consider

Features:

  • Drilled & Tapped for Rem 700 Bases
  • Sub MOA
  • Bergara Curved Trigger
  • Hinged Floorplate

Why Should I Buy The Bergara B-14 Timber?

The B-14 Timber feels more ergonomic and expensive with its improved automated stock production and the rasing of the cheekpiece and comb. As little of a difference as this sounds, it does create a better feel when you’re aiming down the sight. I would buy this rifle if I could afford to spend the money on one of the most complete hunting rifles made anywhere. This rifle is chambered in a .270 Winchester because I wanted to give you another option from the .308 or 6.5 Creedmoor models. A .270 is great for deer and can travel at lengths well over 700 yards with the improved ballistics of today’s bullets. I would always recommend a 30-06 or larger to take an elk, moose, or bear, but it can be done with a perfectly placed shot.

Where Can I Buy a Bergara B-14 Timber?

You can check other places, such as Armslist, GunBroker, or Utah Gun Exchange, but Palmetto State is going to give you the most comfort in your buying experience. Gun broker tends to be misleading, and since you’re buying from an individual, you’re not guaranteed the same warranty and often times quality as a brick and mortar company, such as Palmetto State Armory.

 

 

 

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Bergara B-14 Woodsman

The B-14 Woodsman is made with 4140 Chrome Moly Steel instead of the CrMo Steel (chromium and molybdenum) used in the Hunter model. 4140 steel has been proven to last longer than stainless steel CrMo barrels and have shown to be more durable, more erosion-resistant, and up to 30% more accurate. This specific rifle is chambered in a .300 Winchester Magnum to fit all of your large game needs from anything from a Bison and Brown Bear to an Elk or Moose. The biggest difference between the Timber and Woodsman is the Woodsman doesn’t have a cheekpiece, and the comb is straight instead of raised.

Specs:

Bergara B-14 Woodsman
Weight 7.4 lbs
Caliber .300 Win Mag
Barrel Length 24″
Overall Length 44.5″
Capacity 3 rounds (hinged floorplate)
Trigger Pull Weight 3 lbs
MSRP $850.00

 

Pros:

  • Crisp and clean 3lb trigger pull
  • Incredible quality that you feel the second you hold this rifle
  • I love the smooth bolt operation
  • The epoxy resin CNC machine stock is made with incredible precision, and it shows in the feel of the rifle

Cons:

  • Gun is made in Spain, so spare barrels and parts could be an issue to consider

Features:

  • Drilled & Tapped for Rem 700 Bases
  • Sub MOA
  • Bergara Curved Trigger
  • Hinged Floorplate

Why Should I Buy The Bergara B-14 Woodsman?

As far as the feel, the weight is discernable between the Woodsman and Timber, so if you have to decide between the two, make your decision based on weight and if the cheekpiece is worth it to you. I prefer the raised cheekpiece, but you could just use duct tape to wrap around the stock to elevate it if need be. I would buy the Woodsman over the Timber if I needed it for long-range hunting in places like Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Regardless of your choice, you can’t go wrong with either of these rifles.

Where Can I Buy a Bergara B-14 Woodsman?

You can check other places, such as Armslist, GunBroker, or Utah Gun Exchange, but Palmetto State is going to give you the most comfort in your buying experience. Gun broker tends to be misleading, and since you’re buying from an individual, you’re not guaranteed the same warranty and often times quality as a brick and mortar company, such as Palmetto State Armory.

 

 

 

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