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Old 02-25-2023, 02:55 PM   #1
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Considering one for varmint hunting. Anyone tried one?

I'll likely go with a 22-250 or 243, cut it down to 18" and have it threaded. This rifle will be carried quite a bit while making calls so I'm looking to keep the weight down, no heavy barrels.

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Old 02-25-2023, 03:20 PM   #2
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Solid rifles for the money. Rem 700 footprint means aftermarket support is endless for them.


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Old 02-25-2023, 03:22 PM   #3
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Iíd keep the length in the barrel. Especially if your going with a 22-250 or 243. Keep the length and keep the extra velocity. In reality youíre getting one shot a coyote or cat each set. Having it suppressed doesnít help much in varmint hunting IMOP. I have a Bergara wilderness in 308. Awesome rifle.

My varmint set up is a cz 527 in 223 with a 26Ē barrel.


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Old 02-25-2023, 03:35 PM   #4
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I recently got the B14 Ridge in 7mm-08. Killed the first pig that I shot at @ 214 yards. The trigger on mine is great. It weighs 7.5 lbs without scope, so the Ridge may not be what you want for moving around a lot. But, it seems to be a quality firearm.

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Old 02-25-2023, 04:10 PM   #5
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Top notch rifle. I am very pleased with mine and would buy again.

I might even go to say I enjoy is as much as my Sako’s.
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Old 02-25-2023, 06:27 PM   #6
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I have the B14 Ridge SP in 308 with the threaded 18Ē barrel. Nicest rifle I have had.


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Old 02-26-2023, 09:09 AM   #7
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Thanks for all of the great feedback. I'm likely looking at the "B14 Hunter." Anyone tried it yet? I looked at a B14 Hunter and a Howa 1500 in a gun shop yesterday and still want to look at a Tikka Lite. I liked the action on the Bergara better than the Howa, but liked the stock on the Howa slightly better. Overall they were very close and both very nice but I think I'm leaning towards the Bergara.
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Old 02-26-2023, 09:22 AM   #8
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I have the Bergara HMR in 22-250 and it is a great rifle. Too heavy to carry around so would recommend the ridge.
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Old 02-26-2023, 11:32 AM   #9
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If that ridge has the regular stock, I would go that route over the HMR style stocks.

I had every intention of buying a Tikka as well when I started looking looking, and ended up on the Bergara. Fit and finish is so much better IMHO.

I have a Ridge SP like TX83.
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Old 02-26-2023, 03:31 PM   #10
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If your close to the DFW area I can get you any Bergara you decide on.
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Old 02-26-2023, 08:42 PM   #11
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I bought a 22-250 Bergara B14 Hunter two years ago; it's been a great rifle and has seen a lot of use.
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Old 02-26-2023, 09:23 PM   #12
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I have the wilderness ridge in a 7mag and love it
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Old 02-27-2023, 12:24 PM   #13
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Looks like it's unanimous! Thanks to all

Brownwdbwhunter thanks, will check with you before ordering elsewhere but it be a couple of months.
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Old 02-27-2023, 03:50 PM   #14
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No problem!
You can email me at greg@sandstonetactical.com or call at 817Ė405-6846
I take cash credit card venmo or Zelle


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Old 02-27-2023, 09:12 PM   #15
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Old 02-28-2023, 04:07 PM   #16
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I was in Scheel's today and they have the new Ridge Carbon Fiber.....I'm in love!!! Had a 6.5 CM jumped in my arms and come home with me. With a Meopta 3-18x50 on it, it has to weigh less than 8#'s. Going to the range in the morning.
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Old 02-28-2023, 08:15 PM   #17
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I was in Scheel's today and they have the new Ridge Carbon Fiber.....I'm in love!!! Had a 6.5 CM jumped in my arms and come home with me. With a Meopta 3-18x50 on it, it has to weigh less than 8#'s. Going to the range in the morning.
Congrats!!!

Pics or it didn't happen!

Please let us know how it shoots!
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Old 03-01-2023, 11:44 AM   #18
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I was in Scheel's today and they have the new Ridge Carbon Fiber.....I'm in love!!! Had a 6.5 CM jumped in my arms and come home with me. With a Meopta 3-18x50 on it, it has to weigh less than 8#'s. Going to the range in the morning.
Outstanding combination. I hope you'll post some pics from the range. I don't live far from you and I've been on the Meopta bandwagon for over 4 years now. I have even done soem freelance work. They make great products for a fair price and they have an excellent LE/Mil/First Responder Program too.
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Old 03-01-2023, 11:01 PM   #19
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Thanks for all of the great feedback. I'm likely looking at the "B14 Hunter." Anyone tried it yet? I looked at a B14 Hunter and a Howa 1500 in a gun shop yesterday and still want to look at a Tikka Lite. I liked the action on the Bergara better than the Howa, but liked the stock on the Howa slightly better. Overall they were very close and both very nice but I think I'm leaning towards the Bergara.
Traded for one today.
Haven't even unlocked it and put the bolt in yet, but looks like a bad-*** rifle !

Either a Nikon 4-16 or Leupold 4-12 going on it. Ain't decided yet.
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Old 03-02-2023, 07:23 AM   #20
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Took the new Carbon Fiber to the range....love this gun!!! Took a few 100gr. handloads along with some 140gr Core lokt's and Fusion. No surprise the handloaded Barnes performed the best but the Core Lokt's weren't bad. The Fusion opened up quite a bit which surprised me. It's just the initial break in and more range time will be needed (dang).
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Old 03-02-2023, 08:03 AM   #21
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It can probably do much better than that

Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 03-18-2023, 03:06 PM   #22
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I just got in a B14 Ridge 6.5 CM.
** New**
Never Shot
I am going to offer a special deal for this one just to Texas Bowhunter members
759.99 plus tax
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Must have a LTC or a valid drivers license.
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Old 03-18-2023, 03:52 PM   #23
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I bought a B-14 Timber in .308 a few years ago and love it! I also replaced the hinged floor plate with Bergara's detachable magazine bottom metal. Great rifle!
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Old 03-19-2023, 05:24 PM   #24
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I have a22-250 b14 ridge I kinda semi customed, dropped into a manner stock, new trigger, new dbm. Shoots under 1/2Ē with 60 gr Bergers. Coyotes donít like itn
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Old 03-20-2023, 01:37 AM   #25
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I run a 22creedmoor on most everything varmint wise. But I did buy a hmr Saturday at teskeys right under 1k for the 22-250. Put it together tapped the chassis for rail threw a triggertech and a vortex scope on it for secondary shootr and was shocked with the accuracy and I have several bergaras already. This one took the cake compared to the other bergaras I have. Itís about 10# or so I think tho thatís the only down side.




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