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Bergara Premier HMR Pro - Range Report & Scope Swap

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,683 Senior Member
Picked up my new Bergara over the weekend and did a little horse trading. 
Mentioned to my buddy at the LGS that I was going to mount a Leupold Mark 6 with Tremor 2 reticle on the Bergara but that I didn’t really like that scope or the reticle. He asked if I wanted to sell or trade it to him personally and I asked what he had. After going back and forth on the options, he offered me a like new Vortex Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 FFP w/ EBR-7c MRAD Reticle…….

Sold!!!
We’d both won the scopes in competition, so neither of us were out any money. And even though his scope was technically worth more, he really wanted my Mark 6 and I didn’t.  Good trade!
Now I had a new scope I didn’t want to put on the Bergara (too big) and needed to do some swapping of my own. So, I took the Leupold VX-3i 6.5-20x off my .308 Win Heavy Rifle and put that on the Bergara. The new Vortex now had a more appropriate home on my dedicated LR rifle. 
She seems to accommodate the Vortex well. 


And the Bergara looks sharp with the Leupold. 


I didn’t like the Trigger Tech Trigger that came with the Bergara, so I swapped it for my favorite style Timney Trigger. A two-stage trigger that I adjusted down to 12oz. 
Used a Leupold Backcountry base, OPS2 rings, and added a Surefire brake to round things out. 

Overall pleased with the rifle. It’s light in comparison to most of my other .308 rifles, though not a light rifle. The stock is pleasantly comfortable and adjustable. The bolt is smooth and the bolt knob designed well. Added features are the floating bolt head, a side bolt release, internal bedding block chassis, and AICS compatible bottom metal. Multiple flush cups for sling attachments, ceracoated stainless steel barreled action, and a 20” 10T barrel make it a winner. 
She shoots pretty good too with factory ammo!

Got her zeroed and ready to hunt. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Replies

  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,580 Senior Member
    Great shooting as usual. You are reaffirming my desire for a B-14 HMR in .308.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,683 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Great shooting as usual. You are reaffirming my desire for a B-14 HMR in .308.
    Thanks. Lucky. 
    I’d been eyeballing the Bergara and was looking for a reason to get one. Selling a 1911 I didn’t use paved the way to give one a try. I’m pleased
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    I would say it met it's accuracy goal quite well!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    Wow. Good stuff, all the way around!  
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,383 Senior Member
    Dang, buy some more of that lot of factory ammo if you can, good job on the horse trading hey
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,516 Senior Member
    Good looking gun and shoots that well?  Winner 👍👍👍
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,134 Senior Member
    You know- if you keep at it, you may just get good at shooting someday.

    nice rifle and great report. Congrats 
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,341 Senior Member
    If you get a chance and remember, could you please see what the primer strikes look like on your fired brass? I'm curious to see if it's a Bergara or Bergara model Hunter thing.
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,683 Senior Member
    If you get a chance and remember, could you please see what the primer strikes look like on your fired brass? I'm curious to see if it's a Bergara or Bergara model Hunter thing.
    What am I looking for?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,341 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    If you get a chance and remember, could you please see what the primer strikes look like on your fired brass? I'm curious to see if it's a Bergara or Bergara model Hunter thing.
    What am I looking for?
    Light strikes.
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,163 Senior Member
    Excellent shooting as usual.

    Kind of bittersweet when factory rounds do that though. :wink:
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Excellent shooting as usual.

    Kind of bittersweet when factory rounds do that though. :wink:

    I kind of expect that with TAP ammo... B)
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,163 Senior Member
    I like Hornady too but dont quite expect less than .5 MOA


  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member

    This is my rear grip 15 inch, 223 Remington XP. 100 yards. Three shots each with two different kinds of Hornady ammunition.  
    I don’t always shoot this small of a group with factory ammo, but I typically do expect sub half minute
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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