Finding the Perfect Rifle
As with any big purchase, be it a house, car, hunting or tactical rifle, there is a natural progression involved that means with the increase of skills and income, we’re going to want something newer and better. Let’s face it ladies and gentlemen of the hunting and shooting arena, we don’t need much of an excuse to buy a new gun. With the saturation of the firearm’s market over the last decade, there are too many to choose from and often folks are falling back on the big names – Remington, Browning, etc. – they’ve used for years. But why not pull the proverbial buying trigger on something different that has proven results?
Word of Mouth
We all take the advice of friends and family serious, especially on serious issues. And to many of us, hunting and shooting is just that. If you’ve heard of Bergara, it’s probably because we manufacture the most accurate barrels in the world. Though the masses haven’t realized we’ve moved into building production, competition, tactical and custom rifles, using the barrels for which we’re known. If you’re in on the secret, share it with anyone deserving of a damn good rifle at a hell of a price.
Another trusted source is the writing of some of America’s top outdoor writers. David E. Petzal, Rifles Editor at Field & Stream for example, is an advocate of Bergara. We don’t pay him a dime to like us, he just does. A lot. And a man like Mr. Petzal doesn’t reach his position easily. He is the epitome of a guru when it comes to guns.
What’s the Use
That’s not the flabbergasted excuse we use when we can’t figure something out. We mean literally, “what’s the use of the rifle?” Will it be for hunting? Hunting what? Will it be for shooting? How far?
Caliber also ties largely into the skill level, age and size of the shooter. We wouldn’t recommend a skinny teenager enduring the punishment of a .300 Rem. Ultra Mag. The 6.5 and 6mm Creedmoor is the round we recommend most often because A) we make more rifle variations of these calibers than any other manufacturer and B) it’s a great round capable of long-distance shots with little recoil. Digging deeper, the barrel, action, trigger, stock and a rifle’s compatibility with a particular scope are important measures and not to be taken lightly. (Reach out to us on Facebook if you need a recommendation.)
A Little Luck
Finally, we have to throw luck into the mix. We know guys who’ve been hunting and shooting their entire lives and have yet to find that perfect rifle. Others were given a cheap rifle in high school that they still hunt with 30 years later. You can go custom and shell out some cash, but at least you’ll get what you’re paying for. Perseverance is the key to finding anything worth having, so when you’re in the market for a new rifle, keep your ears open and don’t hesitate to ask questions to those who know more than you.
Bergara Rifles is that something different. From the highly technical process from which our barrels are drilled in Spain to the assembly of the rifle in Georgia USA, we can guarantee you’ll fit with Bergara. Even our B-14 production rifles are as close to custom as you can get. For just north of $800, that’s a pretty good start in the pursuit of the perfect rifle.