January 23, 2023
Game & Fish's John Taranto chatted with Bergara's Chad Schearer at SHOT Show 2023 about two new rifles, the B-14 Squared Crest and Ridge Carbon (see attached video). Here's a closer look at both hunting rifles:
Bergara's new B-14 Squared Crest Rifle should get a few looks for mountain hunting and demanding conditions. It has a carbon-fiber monocoque stock, with a carbon fiber spine throughout the stock for greater rigidity and strength. The fluted 4140 CrMo steel barrel comes in 22- and 20-inch lengths. Other features include a cone-shaped bolt nose ejector, sliding extractor, 90-degree bolt throw, AICS-compatible detachable magazine, Sniper Grey Cerakote and adjustable Bergara Performance Trigger. It's available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .308 Win., and .300 Win. Mag. $1,999. More from Bergara:
- ULTRA-SMOOTH ACTION: Bergara B-14 action consists of a two-bolt system with a sliding extractor and a tapered bolt and breech stop to ensure smooth cartridge insertion and extraction. Finish with a Sniper Grey Cerakote to complement the barrel and flute-plated to enhance its appearance and reduce its overall weight.
- MONOCOQUE CARBON FIBER STOCK: This new 100-percent carbon fiber stock is manufactured using CF-RTM technology, a state-of-the-art method in high demand in the automotive and aerospace industries. This manufacturing process consists of assembling dry carbon fibers by hand with an injected resin. Begara incorporated a carbon spine throughout the stock providing greater rigidity and strength. This technology, along with LOP spacers, sets a new standard in being the best choice for carbon stocks.
- BERGARA PRECISION BARREL: Bergara’s reputation is based on the best drilling, honing, and rifling processes that guarantee sub-MOA precision. The CREST barrel consists of 4140 CrMo steel fluted barrel finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote. The muzzle is threaded 5/8-24 and includes a Bergara Omni Muzzle Brake.
- M5 (AICS Style Magazine): The Crest rifle comes with a detachable five-round AICS compatible magazine.
The Wilderness Series Ridge is designed for the serious hunter. It is a serious firearm with high-profile features starting with its carbon fiber barrel threaded with an Omni muzzle brake. The barrel comes in 20-, 22- or 24-inch lengths, depending on caliber, and available calibers are 6.5 PRC, .308 Win. and .300 Win. Mag. It has a spring-loaded ejector, hinged floor plate, side-mounted bolt stop, 90-degree bolt throw angle and two-position safety. The action is finished in a Sniper Gray Cerakote. The American-style synthetic stock has a SoftTouch finish, and the rifle weighs 6.4 pounds. $1,599. More from Bergara:
- BERGARA CARBON BARREL: Bergara’s reputation is based on the best drilling, honing, and rifling processes that guarantee sub-MOA precision. The No. 6 carbon fiber barrel with 410 stainless is equipped with a threaded 5/8-24 Omni muzzle brake, in (20, 22 or 24 inches, depending on the caliber).
- ONE PIECE B-14 ACTION: All Wilderness Series rifles are complete with our own super-smooth B-14 Action in Sniper Grey Cerakote®finishes for advanced protection in extremely harsh weather. This two-lug system with a sliding plate extractor and a coned bolt nose and breech to ensure a smooth feeding and extraction of the cartridge.
- HINGED FLOOR PLATE: A hinged floor plate is standard with our Ridge Carbon Wilderness rifle. (4 standard capacity & 3 magnum capacity)