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The Crossover Rifles – a Tikka CTR and Bergara HMR

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Both the rifles we are looking at today could be called ‘crossover’ rifles – but really, it turns out live at opposite ends of the spectrum.

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Bergara B14 HMR – First Thoughts

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Been keen to have a play with the Bergara B14 HMR for a while. Sorting a clients rifle gave me the opportunity to check out this offering of a ‘crossover’ rifle. Just another Remington 700 clone? Or something more?

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What is Eye Relief in a rifle scope?

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Eye Relief is the distance from the rear lens your eye needs to be at, in order to see a full picture. If you have ever had you move your head back or forward while trying to look through a scope – you have been playing with eye relief.

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AccuTac Bipods

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One of the most aggressive/stylised bipod ranges on the market has landed in NZ. I take a quick look at AccuTac and make a few early observations.

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The Vortex Optics Razor HD AMG 6-24×50 Riflescope Review

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The Vortex AMG is their first ‘all American made’ rifle scope. A great piece of glass, and well worthy of consideration for a crossover style rifle.

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The Burris XTR II 5-25x50mm Riflescope

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If you want to shoot long range, accurately – a good scope is a requirement. Something that is optically sound, reliable, repeatable and good for field use. The Burris ticks all the boxes there.

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Tier One Scope Mounts

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Not much point having great optics and cheap mounting. A real case of buy once, cry once. The Tier One Monomount (also known as the Unimount).

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Adjusting the trigger on the Tikka TAC A1

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I have seen a little misinformation on this one – so here it is. No. You don’t need to pull a Tikka TAC A1 apart to adjust the trigger.

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Replacing the Tikka Bolt Handle

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Changing a Tikka Bolt handle is really for aesthetics. Especially on something like the Tikka TAC A1 – which already has an ‘oversized’ tactical style bolt knob on it – it’s certainly not something that is going to improve your grouping. However, we like to tinker, and, it’s a great excuse to pull the bolt apart and clean it.

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A Single Stage Trigger Vs Two Stage Trigger

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Oh, if only it was that easy – the question of Single Stage Trigger Vs Two Stage Trigger comes up quite often – here are my thoughts on it…

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