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#7013615 - 12/27/17 04:45 PM Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one?
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Looking at getting one in 6.5, but they are backordered everywhere. I am wondering if it worth the wait, or if I should just get the Tikka TX3 CTR.

Thoughts?

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#7013655 - 12/27/17 05:25 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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What are you using it for? Itís 1.5 lbs heavier than a CTR, and a CTR isnít light to begin with.
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#7013684 - 12/27/17 05:50 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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great rifles , look at riflegear.com

drive up and grab it quick!!!

MUCH better lookin than the tikup


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#7013703 - 12/27/17 06:03 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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I donít think you could go wrong with either one.

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#7013707 - 12/27/17 06:07 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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#7013718 - 12/27/17 06:16 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
What are you using it for? Itís 1.5 lbs heavier than a CTR, and a CTR isnít light to begin with.

it'll be replacing a heavy azz AR-10. It will be my primary suppressed rifle, deer, hogs, riding around gun. Don't want to have to make many mods.

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#7013726 - 12/27/17 06:22 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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also thanks y'all

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#7013745 - 12/27/17 06:32 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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I just recently purchased a Bergara B-14 hunter in 6.5. Fit an finish is excellent, trigger is fantastic! the safety engages and disengages positively, and I love the feel of the stock. Here's the one rub, and maybe my expectations are just too high. With factory ammo, I am averaging just over 1" MOA. I expected better. I have tried many different brands and weights of ammo, and the one single best group I got was .88 inches. Now, if I was averaging .88 inches, I would be ecstatic. I will be handloading for it in the very near future, so I do expect better soon. Still trying to get it to shoot the way I expected, but, yes, it is a fine rifle.
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#7013799 - 12/27/17 07:09 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Thatís surprising uncle bubba. My Tikka CTR 6.5 shoots about .5Ē with 140 ELD-M factory ammo. Almost makes me not even want to handload for it.

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#7014096 - 12/27/17 10:06 PM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: unclebubba]
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Originally Posted By: unclebubba
I just recently purchased a Bergara B-14 hunter in 6.5. Fit an finish is excellent, trigger is fantastic! the safety engages and disengages positively, and I love the feel of the stock. Here's the one rub, and maybe my expectations are just too high. With factory ammo, I am averaging just over 1" MOA. I expected better. I have tried many different brands and weights of ammo, and the one single best group I got was .88 inches. Now, if I was averaging .88 inches, I would be ecstatic. I will be handloading for it in the very near future, so I do expect better soon. Still trying to get it to shoot the way I expected, but, yes, it is a fine rifle.


have you tried winchester 125 gr xp, if not give it a try and let us know, that stuff is fantastic in my rifle , better than my handloads.
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#7014409 - 12/28/17 08:46 AM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: ETexas Hunter
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
What are you using it for? Itís 1.5 lbs heavier than a CTR, and a CTR isnít light to begin with.

it'll be replacing a heavy azz AR-10. It will be my primary suppressed rifle, deer, hogs, riding around gun. Don't want to have to make many mods.


With mainly hunting intentions, buy the 20ĒCTR and donít look back. I thought both were fantastic rifles but 2Ēshorter and 1.5 lbs lighter will make all the difference.
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#7014428 - 12/28/17 08:59 AM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: patriot07]
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Thanks, looks like I got the last one!

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#7015667 - 12/29/17 09:47 AM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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I've tried the ELD-X, ELD-M, Nosler match 140, Winchester 142 gr accubond... All of these were around the 1" to 1.5" mark. The absolute worst was the Nosler 129 gr accubond. These printed a pattern of around 6"! I've already put close to 200 rounds through it, so I'm pretty sure the barrel should be broke in by now. I've been hunting with the ELD-x, and after the season, I'll be getting some 6.5 dies and going to work. I've thought about sending the rifle back to Bergara, but this would be the second time back. I already had to send it back for extractor issues right out of the box. I almost forgot about that.
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#7015710 - 12/29/17 10:20 AM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: unclebubba]
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Originally Posted By: unclebubba
I already had to send it back for extractor issues right out of the box.

That sounds concerning.

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#7015777 - 12/29/17 11:10 AM Re: Bergara B-14 HMR-worth it? Anyone have one? [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Excellent tread. I was considering the Bergara B14 in a 6.5 creedmor. Well after reading unclebubba's results. I'm going a different direction. Thanks guys.

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