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Bergara B14 HMR - Pro or Standard

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Orcon, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Orcon

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    So I've got a wild hair up my backside about getting one of these Bergara HMRs, I've had the opportunity to put hands on both the HMR and the HMR Pro. Almost everything is the same, save the Pro has a trigger upgrade, Cerakote, and stainless components (vs CMV)... the tag price for the pro is about 600 simoleons more than the standard offering.

    What do you folks think, are the differences worth it?
     
  2. saiga308

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    dont go with the pro just put in a trigger kit on the basic model
    http://www.southpointfirearms.co.uk/timney-trigger-remington-700-bergara-with-safety/
     
  3. Walkalong

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    I haven't handled to standard, the Pro action is slick as snot, very smooth to operate. I do not know what the differences are exactly, so cannot answer the question.
     
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    Here are the differences between the Pro and the B-14; more than just the trigger upgrade. Not sure why it isn't in the table, but the barrel lengths may be different. For example, the B-14 HMR in 6.5 Creedmoor is 22 inches whereas the HMR Pro is 24. Doesn't look like the B-14 is available in 6.5 PRC.

    @Walkalong is right about the action on the Pro. I went with the Pro (in 6.5 PRC) and am hoping to get it to the range for the first time tomorrow.

    Edit: ... and if it shoots as well as it feels, I may double down and sell some stuff to buy another in 6 Creedmoor.
     
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    I'm aware what the differences are, the question is the juice worth the squeeze. Caliber and barrel length aside, is the price delta worth it? I've got a friend offering to sell me a Cooper in 7mm for the same price as the Pro.
     
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    Well, it was to me. I found the HMR Pro in 6.5 PRC for $1,300 delivered (now listed at $1,388 from the same source). Seemed like a good deal to me.

    @Skylerbone, I like the Havak Bravo--it's in the running as a 6 Creedmoor. But I really dislike the spiral fluted barrel on the Pro Hunter.

    All comes down to what you like, want, and can afford. Don't think you can go wrong with the B-14.
     
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    ^^^Agreed, just playing devil’s advocate^^^
     
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  12. Walkalong

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    Working the action on the Havak vs the Bergara Pro is like riding a donkey vs a thoroughbred.

    The Havok can shoot very well, and I imagine it would be luck of the draw if one out shot the other (Dunno really), but I could not live with the Havak action's action.
     
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    Between the HMR Standard and Pro, I personally would choose the Standard. This is based on the fact that the Cerakote and stainless wouldn't be worth any extra money for me, and I can do my own trigger work, whether cleaning up the stock one or installing something else.
     
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