The Bergara B14 HMR is gaining popularity in all corners of the world. In the latest test of the magazine JAKT in Norway it was the most precise rifle in the lineup, All competitors were beaten, of course, the rifle tested was in one of our most popilar synthetic stocks, the GRS Berserk :)
The Bergara B14 HMR rifle we have here is chambered in 308 Winchester, a cartridge we will never stop shooting. Versatile, effective, and with the current ammunition available in the market fairly affordable to shoot a lot with. If you are traveling internationally for hunting, you will always get 308 ammunition on all gunshops globally.
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- Bergara B14 HMR, 308 Winchester action, 10 round magazine option
- GRS Berserk synthetic rifle stocks
- (See all synthetic stocks)
- GRS height adjustable recoil pad option (HARP) for better contact shooting prone
- S&B PM II Ultra Short Tremor II scope
- A-Tec H2 30 cal silencer
- Harris tactical bipod
- Norma Diamondline ammunition, 168 grain Molycoated bullets travelling at 2549 f/s
- The whole combination weighs in at 4856 grams
So what do we think?
The combo is a dream to shoot with, reminds me much about my first Rifle in the '90s, my beloved Rem 700 VS in 308 with a noticeable difference, this B14 is smooth. The bolt throw, feeding, trigger, finish, and precision is very good. The only thing I am going to do is adjust the trigger to be lighter.
After the barrel break-in procedure and zeroing, I had average groups of 9-14 mm, the limiting factor here being the man behind the rifle. I expect the rifle to perform even better; normally you would see a barrel settling down after the first 100 shots. This has been my experience with both affordable and very expensive rifles.
The GRS Height adjustable recoil pad option is something I would highly recommend on all GRS stocks where this is not standard. It makes a big difference, especially when you shoot prone.
When then the rifle is on bipods you want to get as low to the ground as possible to get as stable as possible and use as little muscles as possible. If your position is high, you use much of your chest and arm muscles to hold yourself into position, your spine gets into an uncomfortable angle, and this causes stress/ shaking after a little while.
When you lay behind the rifle relaxed (I usually imagine being a blob without bones or muscles) rifle on bipods the recoil pad is low in your shoulder, with the GRS Height adjustable recoil pad option you can get the pad to a higher position, giving you better surface area and therefore more even transfer of recoil, this means accuracy.
The HARP as we call it can be purchased as a separate kit for the Sporter, Hunter and Berserk stocks.
The installation is easy to do an can be done at home.
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CEO GRS Riflestocks AS