4 Factors That Make the Best Hunting Rifle
The best hunting rifle for you is not necessarily the most expensive, the most popular or the farthest shooting. It doesn’t matter if the TV personalities say it’s for you, promote it as the best and kill a lot of animals with it. They’re paid to say and do these things. If after a round at the range, you feel deeply satisfied with the accuracy of your rifle and your shoulder isn’t throbbing, then you’re getting somewhere.
The following are some factors we’ve talked about before that are incredibly important components to making up a great hunting rifle. We repeat ourselves because we believe in them. This goes for all brands, not just Bergara, but when you can get the world’s most accurate “production” rifle for well under $1,000, well, that’s another benefit we’ll go ahead and add to the list.
Four years ago, the Bergara rifles division was born. We began by building custom guns with our own actions, barrels and stocks. Then, in 2015, our production rifles, the B-14 series, were introduced to the world. We figured, if we know how to make the most accurate barrel in the world, used by most major rifle manufacturers, why not slap them on our own version of a production rifle. The Hunter, Timber and our latest B-14, the Woodsman, all exude the craftsmanship of Bergara barrels.
The results don’t lie. Nor does today’s top gun writer, David E. Petzal. When we finally got one in his hands, it was no time before he wanted to see more. Here is one of our favorite quotes, derived from the mind of the guru himself:
The reason people will buy a Bergara, I’m sure, is the same reason they will buy a Patek Philippe watch, or an AMG Mercedes-Benz, or Leica binoculars. Because: Of its type, it’s the best that can be done by people who are very, very good at what they do. It’s the product of unreasonable expectations that have been met by being slightly crazed. It means having something slung on your shoulder that looks like every other rifle, but is not. (See the full article HERE in Field & Stream)
We use Timney triggers set right at 3.2 pounds. Pretty light. In fact, most shooters guess it’s a two-pound pull. The Timney disperses the weight of the pull over a larger surface area, which gives the shooter a perceived lighter felt trigger pull. This covers the bases for safety and function.
Whatcha huntin’ fer? The best hunting rifle is one that you can use for just about any game animal. Jack O’Connor swore by the .270. Many of today’s top gun writers believe the .300 Win. Mag. is the best all-around cartridge. Our B-14 series is built around both of those calibers and more. See the availability for the Hunter, Timber and Woodsman.
At $825 for the B-14 synthetic Hunter and $950 for the B-14 walnut Timber rifle, they are a lot of gun for the money. – David E. Petzal (See the full article HERE in Field & Stream)
Don’t overpay. We believe this is true for everything, so when we decided to put a production line together and send them to market, we didn’t see the point in making them unaffordable. Because we’re guys like you who enjoy a few beers on Friday evening after work and an all-day Saturday sit, especially during peak rut.
Sure, there are cheaper rifles out there that’ll shoot, but that’s just about all they’re guaranteed to do. And sometimes not even. Our highly technical and efficient barrel-making process has allowed us to create affordable accuracy that your great-grandchildren will shoot.