SHOT 2023: Bergara Crest Rifle


Joe Woolley, Contributing Editor for Gun Tests Magazine, interviews Tony Smotherman, Head of Influencer Relations at Bergara Rifles, and learns about Bergara’s new-for-2023 B-14 Squared Rifle concept.

The Crest rifle is anchored by a monocoque stock, created 100% in carbon fiber, with an internal spine that provides greater rigidity and strength and making it nearly indestructible.

Featuring this new stock, the B-14 action, and the company’s well-known barrels, the B-14 Squared is designed for the highest standard of mountain hunting adventures.

The B-14 Squared Crest is an ultralight high-performance rifle that meets the needs of the most demanding backcountry hunters.

This 100% carbon fiber stock is designed with industry leading technologies to withstand anything you throw at it.

Bergara’s B-14 action consists of a two-bolt system with a sliding extractor and a tapered bolt and breech stop to ensure smooth cartridge insertion and extraction. Finished with a Sniper Grey Cerakote, the color complements the barrel and fluting.

This new 100% carbon fiber stock is manufactured using CF-RTM technology, a state-of-the-art method in high demand in the automotive and aerospace industries. This manufacturing process consists of assembling dry carbon fibers by hand with an injected resin. Then, a carbon spine runs throughout the stock, providing greater rigidity and strength. LOP spacers allow length adjustments.

The Crest barrel consists of 4140 CrMo steel fluted barrel finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote. The muzzle is threaded 5/8-24 and includes a Bergara Omni Muzzle Brake.

The Crest rifle comes with a detachable 5-round AICS compatible magazine.

B14S752, $1999, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.8 lbs
B14SM759, $1999, 6.5 PRC, 7.2 lbs
B14S751, $1999, 308 Win, 6.8 lbs
B14LM751, $1999, 300 Win Mag, 7.2 lbs


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