Today’s eye candy—the Bergara B-14 Ridge Rifle—is chambered in .22-250 Rem., has a 22-inch barrel and a businesslike look that often makes crafting editor-pleasing images a challenge. Boy was I wrong.
The gun oozes and easily overlooked simple-and-straightforward elegance in a market awash with glitzy models wearing fashionable accessories. This Bergara doesn’t make apologies for its mission focus.
The stock is a glass-fiber reinforced molded synthetic in black and looks relatively plain Jane from distance. Occasional white speckles, so to speak, provide just enough texturing for a positive grip with gloves or sweaty palms without being annoyingly abrasive the rest of the time. Find one in a gun shop, handle it. I bet you’ll agree.
Bergara B-14 Performance
To say it was accurate is understatement. I’ll spare you full details here, but if you’re interested my complete review is here at “Predator Xtreme” magazine. I’ve come to expect that performance from every Bergara. If I had the time to find a pet load, groups would shrink significantly.
If you’re a gun enthusiast, you owe yourself a few minutes tickling this trigger. It’s smooth, creep free and worth experiencing, preferably at the firing line. At the counter of your favorite FFL will suffice otherwise—safely, of course. Let me know what you think.
Summer Vs. Winter Look
I created the image above months after I submitted my story and photos to Predator Xtreme. I knew the rare snow that arrived here in North Carolina’s piedmont would boost contrast and help the gun’s prominence in the woods.
For comparison, here’s how it looked during mosquito season. I limited out that night, if you’re wondering. The site for that photo is just a few feet away.
Let me know which look you prefer. Thank you so much for stopping by my modest blog and looking at today’s eye candy—the Bergara B-14 Ridge rifle.
I hope everyone has a glorious day.