A quiet trend has begun in firearm industry and, judging by the response, the approach could quickly spread. While more and more gun companies are holding highly successful free events that provide fans a chance to take their latest models for a short “test drive” at a range, a pair of precision-rifle companies have launched something very different.
Bergara’s emergence as major player in the industry began modestly in 1999 when BPI was established and purchased famed muzzleloader manufacturer CVA. The company thrived and learned that the barrel was the most important ingredient in any quality gun.
As the sport of competitive rimfire continues to grab hold, more manufacturers are offering .22 rifles capable of superb precision. Many times, these guns mimic centerfire platforms to provide the shooter with an affordable means of training, as was the case for Bergara’s .22 Long Rifle-chambered B-14R and its centerfire B-14 HMR counterpart.
Bergara and CVA, both owned by BPI Outdoors, hosted several "Long Shot Tour" events to show off new bolt-action and muzzleloading rifles for 2021.