If you have read any of my articles, you already know that I live and work in both the United States and Europe, splitting my time equally between the two. This brings me in contact with European companies that make excellent precision shooting equipment, some of which is seldom seen in the U.S. But this isn’t the case with Bergara.

Bergara has given new meaning to “Made in Spain,” and has recovered the traditional pride found in Spanish gunsmithing. In less than a decade, the company has become one of the top sellers of bolt-action rifles all around the world, including the United States. This is not only because of the super-accurate barrels it produces, but also because of the new B-14 Bergara Match Precision (BMP) line of rifles that is taking the market by storm. These are Spanish rifles designed and built up north in the Basque Country with custom-grade features while still being relatively affordable.

Familiar Roots

If there is one centerfire action that can be considered the world’s standard, it is the Remington Model 700. So it makes sense that Bergara would select this design for an action to build the B-14 line around. But, steeped in hundreds of years of Basque gun-making tradition, the company’s engineers couldn’t stop themselves from upgrading the Model 700’s design with all those mods that custom rifle-makers are known for—at a fraction of the price.

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