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New guy with questions

Hello,

First post here.

Thinking about picking up a 6.5 Creedmoor.

Mostly used to hunt Deer Wild hogs here in Texas.

Been looking at a Beraga B14 HMR, not sure if I really need that type of rifle?

Looking for a good 200 to 400 yard gun.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Howard

Re: New guy with questions

Reply #1
Welcome aboard, pick a gun that fits and feels good.

Try several different brands. That being said I doubt you could go wrong with the Bergara, nice looking gun.
Dave

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Reply #2
Welcome to the forum howard.. i haven't ever handled a b14 hmr so no experience with one.. looks more like it could be more of a target rifle than a hunting rifle.. but i could very well be wrong about that.. my suggestion would be to go to some gun stores and shoulder several models of the 6.5 creedmoors.. choose the one that feels best to you.. their about all accurate.. especially out to 400 yards
Grant

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Reply #3
Bergara is famous for producing one of the most accurate out of the box barrels. The model you are looking at comes in just under 10 pounds without a scope. You might want to think about climbing a tree stand with that. On the other hand the stock is perfect for pigs at distance shooting prone off a bipod.

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Reply #4
B14 hunter should fit the bill nicely. Pretty reasonably priced too;)

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Reply #5
Thanks guys!

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Reply #6
B14 hunter should fit the bill nicely. Pretty reasonably priced too;)

Definitely, however, I would much prefer the HMR for prone pig shooting and would feel much more comfortable pushing hunting shoots on hogs out to the 600 yd range. Also would prefer the HMR on steel targets out to 1000. It cost about $300 more. That extra money is in the stock and it will prove its value in long distance precision.

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B14 hunter should fit the bill nicely. Pretty reasonably priced too;)

A friend of mine has a b14 hunter and its a nice hunting rifle..shoots under moa way out there with the factory 143 eldx hunting rounds from hornady.. be a good choice.. i hunt with a tikka t3xlite.. also a nice hunting rig.. lite and easy to carry .. shoots great.. theirs a ton of them out there that would make good hunting rifles..
Grant

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Reply #8
The Hunter version is built to carry; the HMR is built for precision.

The HMR stock is Bergara’s version of a HS Precision stock that you would see on a Savage LRP. That stands for Long Range Precision. 😊 If the Hunter stock would be just as good as the HMR, Bergara would not have wasted their money producing a molded chassis stock.

If the OP is going to stick with Bergara, he will need to decide his first priority: ease of carry or long range precision. They don’t come together in one stock.

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Reply #9
In his original post i take it that hes looking for a deer and hog rifle that will take his intended game down out to 200 to 400 yards.the b14 hunter should do that quiet well... maybe i missed something about also shooting long range precision..
Grant

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Reply #10
Bergara is famous for producing one of the most accurate out of the box barrels. The model you are looking at comes in just under 10 pounds without a scope. You might want to think about climbing a tree stand with that. On the other hand the stock is perfect for pigs at distance shooting prone off a bipod.

No you didn’t miss it in the the original post. I interjected it later while talking about shooting pigs from a prone position.

Since the OP is from Texas, I took the time to consider the possibility he might want to shoot distances further than he originally posted.

No big deal. He has a couple good choices in Bergara to consider while he looks at the pros and cons of each.