Some people like the modern design of a chassis, some the fit and feel of a traditional stock, and some want the best of both!
While I have shot mostly chassis style rifles for the last couple of years, the feel of the HMR is actually really refreshing. The more I shoot it, the more I enjoy it.
"Working with Kerry was really easy. We figured out what I needed, he put it together and showed me how to get the most out of it. Very happy!"
"Now I see the difference between a store bought rifle and a custom setup. The rifle fits me like a glove, and shoots like a dream!"
The B-14 HMR rifle features an integrated mini-chassis moulded into the stock to give the rifle repeatable bedding and accuracy. It features a fully free-floated BERGARA barrel to achieve optimal precision. The Bergara rifles are built to offer a rifle for both hunters and competition shooters that can perform incredibly in either situation.
The stock features an adjustable cheekpiece and length of pull spacers. Make the rifle fit you, don't have to try and fit the rifle!
Built in Spain at their highly automated and efficient barrel factory, this rifle delivers a level of quality and performance that is hard to beat in for its price!
- Weight: 9.6 lbs-9.9 lbs
- Overall Length: 40”-47.5”
- Barrel Length: 20”-26”
- Magazine: AICS style detachable
- Mag Capacity: 5 round mag provided
- Barrel Taper: No. 6
- Muzzle: Precision threaded M15x1
- Stock: Molded with mini-chassis
- Scope Mount: Fits Remington 700 bases
- Integrated QD flush cup sling mounts and swivel mounts
- Rear butt-stock: Adjustable cheek piece, and length-of-pull
Following on the success of the 6.5 Creedmoor, the 6mm Creedmore just gives you more of what you want, and less of what you don't need. Namely, recoil.
The 6mm Calibre dominates the practical rifle competitions in the US for good reason, and with the 6mm Creedmoor, you don't need to get into reloading, if you don't want to.
Mild shooting, insanely precise, the 6mm Creedmoor is a perfect round for both new and experienced shooters, male, female, big or small.
- Bullet Weight (grains): 105
- Bullet Style: Berger Hybrid
- Muzzle Velocity: 3025
- Ballistic Coefficient: 0.536
One of the most popular projectiles in the PRS and NRL, the Berger 105 is now available loaded into a premium factory load from Federal.
- Extremely high ballistic coefficient
- Less wind drift and drop
- World-class long-range accuracy
- Gold Medal match primer
- Loaded to Federal Premium’s tightest specifications
It's a case of balancing the rifle with the optics.
There is no point in phenomenal rifle, with sub-par optics. While it could be argued that there is no real upper limit for the optics you could put on the rifle, it's also a case of keeping things in-line in regards to overall investment in a system.
I personally suggest people budget spending the same amount on optics that they do on the rifle. In fact, in my case, on my personal guns, I tend to have more invested in the optics than the rifle. I suggest you seriously consider the same.
We have matched the Bergara HMR B14 with the Vortex PST II 5-25 FFP. The PST II was a significant upgrade over the previous model. Solid turrets, good magnification range and value for money are key features of this model.
Mounts & Level
We use the Vortex scope mounts on a DPT Engineering 20 MOA base. On the side of the scope we mount a bubble level, an awesome training aid to check your position behind the rifle.
I tend to suggest people utilise MIL over MOA - though both are available - use what you know, and if you are new to reticles, let me welcome you to the world of Metric and MILS!
The EBR-2C on the PST II isn't too busy but provides accurate enough subtensions to be able to work both the turrets and reticle.
For the front of the rifle, we recommend and supply the Vertebrae Fusion bipod for use with the system. This is an awesome combination of all that is good in a bipod, that is quickly removable for stages/times you don't need it - or when strapping the gun to a backpack for transport.
It attaches via a spigot mount which also includes a Picatinny rail, which we supply and install.
For the rear, a THLR Rear Bag provides solid rear support for shooting.
I recommend suppressing a firearm whenever possible.
It's not just a matter of protecting your ears, I have also found that a can reduces flinch, and therefore allows better follow through.
I have used muzzlebrakes for years, and yes, while they do reduce felt recoil even more, I came to the conclusion that noise and the percussive blast caused more issues than the recoil reduction. Hence, Suppressors became the better choice.
If you need it, we can likely source it.
If you don't already have them - several things to consider would be a good rangefinder and potentially a Kestrel. A rangefinder is important because it will let you get an accurate distance to target, and a Kestrel is a great way of learning to ready wind and quickly ascertain environments (the 3500) or - can even provide a full ballistics solution centre (the 5700 elite) - again - through us all set up and ready to go with your firearm already loaded and trued in the system.
Setup and Training
A big part of getting into the firearm supply side of things was out of frustration of having to set up and troubleshoot new rifles for clients. New guns, sold and 'setup' for customers - but not being remotely ready to go when out in the field. During our shooting fundamentals courses, instead of being able to focus on the shooting, we ended up gear focused.
We decided a better way was needed. So, each of our systems includes a day of setting up, training and trueing the client on their new investment. Before the customer even turns up, we have confirmed the system is set up correctly, functioning properly and ready to go. No more questioning if it's you or the rifle - you can just focus on shooting fundamentals and getting out and shooting.
The setup day involves an orientation around the firearm and optics system, before setting the rifle up just for you, including zero confirmation at 100 meters. Once that is done, we spend the rest of the time working on some basic shooting fundamentals and stretching the legs of the new gun. During that process, we will be talking about the individual ballistic profile of the gun and how to make the most of it.
You will walk away familiar with your new rifle, how it shoots and how to get the most out of it.
Documents & reference cards
Along the rifle, you will also receive a suite of documentation and information on the rifle system.
More than just a drop card, we provide information on how to get the most out of the firearm in varying conditions and environments. We supply a barrel shot record, as well as a quick reference on scope reticles, MIL and MOA and much, much more. It is DOPE ready to go for your new gun.