I consulted with Bergara before I bought my Carbon. They told me that both were equivalent and the only difference was weight. But I’d like to see results on paper as well. I still need try different types of ammo to see what shoots best for me.
I think the steel barrel is better for competition because of weight and balance. I do have a friend who out together a competition rifle with the carbon fiber barrel specifically with his son in mind.Thanks JaoeyP.
So you think in general the steel barrel is more accurate or the weight of the steel is better for competition, not that the steel is more accurate?
Correction he shot his fathers walther KKUp date
We just finished 22 100 yard match
My neighbor 9 year old son
Made me proud
Possible 200 score 20x
He beat everyone with
10 ring 3/4” x ring 1/2”
With my Bergara b14
Custom cz 455 an 457
He beat them all
‘O’ by the way geco auto match ammo
He also finished 2nd in side match of know your limit
YEA I think the B14R does ok
I did finish 2nd
But he still handed me my a$$
The factory trigger is usable and can be adjusted down to a smidge over 2 pounds. Mine is getting replaced by a 4 to 32 ounce TriggerTech Diamond. It's a tits in the window triggerGuys thanks for all the input. just went thru all of this post. Mine is coming this week. Is the factory trigger adjustable? A lot of trigger info, some worked some did not. What trigger are you using?
As Nate has stated factory trigger is usableGuys thanks for all the input. just went thru all of this post. Mine is coming this week. Is the factory trigger adjustable? A lot of trigger info, some worked some did not. What trigger are you using?
I bought a B14R Carbon online and just got it today. Because of your post I checked the barrel and my suppressor with an alignment rod and it was way off. So, thank you! I probably never would have checked. The fit and finish of the carbon to the barrel is absolutely terrible. Here are some pics of what I got.Had an issue when trying to run a suppressor on my B14R Carbon. When attaching the suppressor, I'd have extreme POI shift. 10+ mils, and groups opened up hugely. I tried 5 different brands/models of 22lr suppressor with similar results that varied per can. Those with larger bore diameters shifted less, which led me to believe it was baffle strikes. I've experienced this exact same thing with other carbon tension barrels of this design, such as volquartsen, and others. The shoulder on the barrel is comprised of a threaded nut, that is tensioned against a carbon fiber sleeve. Sometimes, that nut gets off axis from the bore, so when you tighten up a suppressor, it will pull it off axis. Other times the tool used to interface the two holes in the nut, damages the two holes, and causes a bit of material to stick up which will contact the suppressor before full lockup. This is not specific to bergara, but rather can happen with any barrel of this design. Without the suppressor attached, the rifle shot great.
With the barrel setup true to the bore in a lathe, you can face off the nut, and square it up. This solved the issue 100% and I can now attach a suppressor with only a couple tenths of a mil of shift, (which is very minimal) and the groups are nice, just as they are without the suppressor.
Sorry you're dealing with that, but glad I helped.I bought a B14R Carbon online and just got it today. Because of your post I checked the barrel and my suppressor with an alignment rod and it was way off. So, thank you! I probably never would have checked. The fit and finish of the carbon to the barrel is absolutely terrible. Here are some pics of what I got.
Please keep us updated. I am still struggling to choose between the carbon and steel barrels, but I want to shoot with a can, so this is a big issue for me. I'd also like to know what they are going to do about the poor fit between the carbon and the barrel.I emailed them about it. Hopefully I’ll hear something back before the weekend but I doubt it.
This is a big issue for me as well, because I planned on primarily shooting it with a can. When I used my alignment rod I could feel it hit at least three baffles in my can.Please keep us updated. I am still struggling to choose between the carbon and steel barrels, but I want to shoot with a can, so this is a big issue for me. I'd also like to know what they are going to do about the poor fit between the carbon and the barrel.
The only issue I've run into, is if I'm pressing into a barricade with the rifle on a game changer bag, will cause some feeding issues(mag actually hitting the bag). Most of the time I can move it back a bit and then chamber the round. Other than that its fed perfectly.How do the mags work in both the Bravo and MPA? I'm thinking about getting the MPA because I will eventually get a Gen 2 Vudoo or the Deuce Ultimatum. I already have a Bix & Andy trigger not being used so it's not like I'd be "wasting" money by buying a 700 footprint chassis/stock.
Waiting to see how it turns out. My carbon gun is a shooter that will probably shoot mid .2s average at 50 and sub .75 average at 100. That’s with its favorite ammo. The steel barrel gun is really just good not great or at least with the ammo I have tried. Will probably just do some tweaking on it and not spend more money on it. Does plenty good for position shooting but not as fun off the bench.I got one of the first "if not the first" B14R rifles on here. I also believe I got a "bottom of the barrel" rifle, accuracy wise. It seems that most, if not all B-14R's in here and on RFC are more accurate than mine is. My B-14R is simply fantastic in every respect except accuracy. Having thought about it and just how much I like the platform I decided to send my B-14R off to Mark Penrod to see what he can do with it. He called me today after he opened the box and we discussed several things. He said he was impressed with the smoothness of the bolt and overall design. We talked barrels again and I have decided to not get the barrel threaded. This will not only save me some money with threading and back boring on the button rifled barrel but should eliminate an accuracy variable, after all that's why it's there. My first barrel choice is the Shilen 5R and the second choice is the 3 groove benchmark. That's all for now, will update as new information comes up.
Absolutely nothing to do with aesthetics, and everything to do with accuracy/precision.I thought orkan might touch on the cosmetics as a reason he wouldn't do it but he didn't.
Orkan, I wasn't going to discuss or debate your reasoning, I was just looking for the reason. I'm always open to ideas and suggestions. If you have knowledge and experience then please share it.
Trust what mark has recommended he has built guns that have won indoor nationals. He is a very competent gunsmith and knows what he's doing.Okay, well obviously you don't think it will have accuracy or precision can you elaborate the pitfalls so I can ask Mark about these.
KOD,Okay, well obviously you don't think it will have accuracy or precision can you elaborate the pitfalls so I can ask Mark about these.