Review: Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR 6.5 Creedmoor

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Earlier this month, Adam Scepaniak wrote a review that was published on AllOutdoors page about Bergara’s B-14 Wilderness. In the review, he mentions the specs of the rifle and talks about his personal experience shooting the B-14 Wilderness. Below are some highlights of what he had to say.

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“All of the B-14 Wilderness HMR rifles are guaranteed to produce groups of 1 MOA or less at 100 yards with quality factory, match-grade ammunition. Also, Bergara stands behind their rifles. They are always willing to assist you in the rare event an issue should arise, and you need service performed.”

Field Use – Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR 6.5 Creedmoor

“…I brought the rifle to the range to get it sighted in at 100 yards; simple and straightforward. Since I did not know how close or far I might be taking aim at a wolf, a 100 yard zero seemed reasonable for how flat-shooting the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge is and I could calculate DOPE (Data of Previous Engagement) from there.

While shooting simple boxed ammunition from Hornady – specifically Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor 143 Grain EXD-X – I was able to achieve a 0.535″ 3-shot group in the 1st 4 shots of using the rifle! Being overly confident, I hung a target at 100 yards hoping for the best (hoping my laser boresight job would be stellar and I would at least hit paper). To my surprise, my 1st shot wasn’t that far off from the bullseye. I then adjusted a bit of windage into my Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16x44mm FFP scope and sent 3 more rounds down range. The group speaks for itself.”

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“The last Bergara I reviewed for TheFirearmBlog (TFB) I was able to achieve a group smaller than 0.20″ after pushing over 200 rounds through the rifle. So, to say that Bergara makes some lights-out shooters is an incredible understatement. These aren’t “used car money” rifles that cost $5,000 – $10,000. They cost roughly $1K which is very attainable for any prudent hunter and/or shooter.

Throughout my 6 months of using this rifle – in preparation for an attempted wolf hunt, taking it coyote hunting a few times, and simply enjoying it at the range – there are a bevy of traits to enjoy about this rifle. The Cerakote finish is matte, non-glare, and protects the barrel. The camouflaged stock blends into a multitude of environments from a snowy landscape to a blossoming, summer woods. There is adjustability in the stock to comb height as well as length-of-pull (LOP) to customize it to any shooter. Also, you have a lot of QD cup holes to quick-attach a sling as well as sling studs for bipods and even more traditional slings. You even have a muzzle brake to tame the mild recoil of the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, and can easily remove it to expose threads for a silencer or your own preferred flavor of muzzle device.”

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Final Thoughts – Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR 6.5 Creedmoor

“So, what are my final thoughts after reviewing the Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR 6.5 Creedmoor?… Overall, if you are looking for both a surgically-accurate rifle that provides you the features you might desire as a hunter, this is it.”

Click this link to read the full article written by: Adam Scepaniak : AllOutdoor Review: Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR 6.5 Creedmoor

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Ethan Smith is a seasoned marine veteran, professional blogger, witty and edgy writer, and an avid hunter. He spent a great deal of his childhood years around the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Watching active hunters practise their craft initiated him into the world of hunting and rubrics of outdoor life. He also honed his writing skills by sharing his outdoor experiences with fellow schoolmates through their high school’s magazine. Further along the way, the US Marine Corps got wind of his excellent combination of skills and sought to put them into good use by employing him as a combat correspondent. He now shares his income from this prestigious job with his wife and one kid. Read more >>