HMR is the abbreviation of “Hunting and Match Rifle”. The new Bergara B-14 HMR rifle is chambered for the popular .308 Winchester, one of the most-loved cartridges amongst hunters, and for the more esoteric 6.5 Creedmoor, a cartridge developed by Hornady in 2007 designed exclusively for Long Range competitions. The .308 Winchester rifle has a 4140 button-rifled steel barrel that’s 20 inches long, while the 6.5 Creedmoor version is 22 inches long (50.8 cm and 55.8 cm, respectively) with a threaded muzzle. According to the manufacturer, both calibers and lengths of the B-14 HMR guarantee sub-1.0 MOA precision.
The synthetic stock offers many adjustment options to adapt to the physical requirements of the shooter and shooting position. Cheek piece height can be adjusted with a metal wheel, and synthetic rubber butt pads of various thicknesses can be installed or removed as you wish. There are even double sling attachment points on the forend to find the most comfortable and stable position. Most of the adjustments can be made without the need for tools.
The action is fitted into a T6 aluminium frame that slots into the synthetic stock, it’s compatible with AICS (Accuracy International Chassis System) removable magazines and sells with a Magpul PMAG. The trigger pull weight and release can be adjusted too.
The Bergara B-14 HMR rifle weighs approximately 4.1 kg, with a recommended retail price in the USA of about 1,200 USD.