Bergara rifles

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  1. RW

    RW Gold $$ Contributor

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    I seen a previous post if any one has any experience with the Bergara rifles? I work at a store that sells them! Than You, RW
     
  2. Dusty Stevens

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    What do your customers say? Id be interested since ive been asked a bunch. I know they use hammer forged barrels and paul the boltfluter can make them look good
     
  3. boltfluter

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    Rw,

    From what I have seen the bolts are very nice and very hard. They machine with the best of them.:D:D

    Paul
     
  4. Ledd Slinger

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    I've handled them. Pretty nice, but nothing special that really sticks out from the crowd. They do seem a little nicer than the competition in the same price range. Trigger is ok. Reviews in outdoor and hunting magazines praise them for good hunting accuracy.

    Nice thing is that the Bergara B14 can use Remington 700 aftermarket stocks and triggers.
     
  5. rebel

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    A buddy has one. Shot really well out of the box with factory ammo. Never got bigger than an inch, most groups were half that.
     
  6. JaoeyP

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    I have one of the first HMRs they shipped. Mine shoots Hornady American Gunner 140gr bthp sub MOA (4.5" group at 600 yards). I love the EASY bolt lift on the cocking cycle. The stock is comfy but I switched it out when I had good opportunity on a McMillan. I had to send mine back because it was double feeding. They gave me a shipping label and turned the rifle around in about two weeks. I think for the money they are great rifles.
     
  7. Twicepop

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    Not with their rifles, but with their barrels. I bought a Bergara barrel for a TC Encore I used to have, the fit and finish were outstanding, the accuracy was great also. The problem was head spacing, the chamber was too long by about .007", checked with a Wilson case gauge and a depth mike, and verified by the Bergara/CVA people. The barrel was originally stamped .222 Remington, and re-chambered to .223 Remington. I questioned this, and was told the the barrels were originally made in Spain, and because of their laws pertaining to civilian ownership of firearms chambered in military calibers, they are made this way and shipped to the U.S. for re-chambering. A replacement barrel was not available, so I accepted a different firearm in exchange for the bad barrel. That exchange firearm was traded for an old 722 Remington in .222 Remington with a worn out extractor, it was someones bench rifle at one time. It has a really nice walnut bench rest style stock, a "heavy" 1+ inch diameter barrel and still shoots great, after I had the extractor replaced with a SAKO extractor.
     
  8. Ken

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    I stopped by the 1000 yd range last week, The four guys that were shooting all had Bergaras in 6 or 6.5 Creedmore. They all like them,
     
  9. LRPV

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    I thought that one of the good things was supposed to be their button rifled barrels that Shilen supposedly taught them how to make? Is this not the case?
     
  10. JBT

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    As far as I know Bergara barrels are button rifled in-house...and I have read that Ed Shilen taught them how to make button rifled barrels.
     
  11. GerryM

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    Hammer forge barrels?? are you sure about that ?

    I was under the impression that ED SHILLEN went to Spain to teach them how to make HIGH quality rifle barrels

    Why would they use hammer forged barrels, seeing they have the tech to make high quality rifle barrels?
     
  12. Dusty Stevens

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    I stand corrected for sure. Thought i had seen that on a tv ad.
     
  13. KMart

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    From the Bergara barrel page:



    Manufacturing process
    1. Straightening of the barrels


      The first step to a Bergara barrel starts with a cylindrical bar, checking and straightening each barrel to a deviation of less than 0.10mm. The analysis of this aspect is important for its influence in the grouping.



    2. Deep hole drilling


      Once the steel bar is straightened, it moves on to the deep hole drilling process.



    3. Barrel Honing


      Most barrel makers go from deep hole drilling to reaming and then on to rifling. The reaming process leaves tool marks that are 90 degrees to the rifling. Bergara incorporates the honing process. These honing spindles utilize dimanond-tipped bits that polish the barrel's interior surface to a mirror-like finish with a uniformity of the bore which does not vary more than 0.002mm for the entire length of the barrel.



    4. Button rifling - Stress Relieving


      The rifling process is performed by button or olive method, that means a cold rolling of the inner of the barrel. The barrel copies the shape of the button meanwhile it is drawn through the barrel, creating by this way the appropriate lands and grooves at the required twist rate for each caliber. Then it goes on to the stress relieving of the steel.
     
  14. GerryM

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    I have a new 30 cal blank sitting on the rack I bore scoped it and honestly it looks just like a shllen match barrel inside
    I see no tool maks etc and the rifling pattern is the same from what i can see with a hawk eye scope.
     

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