NRA Gun of the Week: Bergara B-14 R

posted on June 19, 2020

Nearly every major arms maker throughout the world wars, and beyond, were commissioned to modify existing platforms, or create new ones to fire the .22 Long Rifle cartridge as a training platform for cadets. With ammunition readily available and inexpensive, the skills gained from employing such rifle are invaluable. Enter Bergara USA and its long-range competition-worthy B-14 R, a Remington Model 700 clone purpose-built for use with .22 Long Rifle ammunition.

Right-side view of the B-14 R bolt-action rifle from Bergara with text on image calling out make and model shown on white background.


Bergara provides its heavy contour, 18” 4140 steel barrel with rifling twisted to 1 turn in 16”. The barrel is threaded 1/2x28 t.p.i. to accommodate accessories such as direct-mount sound suppressors. The receiver provides optic-mounting holes drilled-and-tapped for 6-48 screws and capable with Remington Model 700 optic bases and Picatinny rail sections.

Rifle barrel and stock shown on white background.


The B-14 R bolt-action rifle features a two-lug bolt with floating bolt head. Attached at the user end is a large, tactical-style knob with knurled bands to ensure positive purchase with the shooter's hand during fast bolt manipulations. At the rear of the bolt is a cocked-pin indicator.

Bolt from a rifle shown on white background.


Given the training rifle’s cross-compatibility with Remington Model 700 rifles, a two-position safety is found mounted to the right side fo the receiver tang. A Remington-style trigger is also provided. The rifle’s bottom metal is sculpted to provide use of AICS-pattern magazines for Remington Model 700 rifles—a polymer 10-round unit designed for .22 LR is utilized to feed the B-14 R.

Bolt-action rifle magazine made of black polymer with a "B" stamped on the side. Shown on white background.


Bergara employs its HMR molded-polymer stock with an integral aluminum mini-chassis for consistent placement of the barreled action within. The HMR stock includes an adjustable cheekpiece and spacers to modify the rifle’s length of pull to suit myriad-size operators. In addition, molded-in QD sockets and standard sling swivels are included to accommodate accessories for use in dynamic target-engagement and hunting scenarios.

Buttstock of a rifle shown with cheekpiece raised and on white background.


Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Bergara B-14 R.

Lady wearing protective shooting gear and camouflage ballcap aiming a rifle on a white shooting range.


Bergara B-14 R Specifications
Manufacturer: Dikar S.Coop.
Importer: Bergara North America
Model: B-14 R
Chambering: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: bolt-action rimfire rifle
Receiver: steel
Barrel: 18” 4140 steel
Magazine: 10-round polymer, AICS-pattern
Stock: HMR polymer, adjustable LOP and cheekpiece
Sights: none; drilled-and-tapped 6-48
Weight: 9 lbs., 4 ozs.
MSRP: $1,150
www.bergara.online/us/

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