Bergara vs custom

Blangst1

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I’m just getting into long range shooting and want to get a dedicated range gun. Would you recommend to get a bergara HMR or build a budget custom rifle (tenacity action) with prefit barrels so I had the option to swap or rebarrel myself down the road?
 

Fair chase

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Don’t think anyone could say a custom is a bad idea.
I will say however the bergara HMR series offer a lot of gun for the $ !
 

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    HMR is nice for the price. IMO Tikka is closer to aftermarket actions.

    I’d go with an origin or Mack if the budget is tight.
     

    MakeSawdust

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    If you have the funds for a budget custom, that is the route I would recommend. You're going to end up with a better barrel and trigger in the first go around vs. upgrading the hmr ro get there.
     

    Chadt88

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    I too am just getting into long range shooting . I chose to go with the Bergara. Mainly because that’s what was in my budget. In your question I don’t think you where really asking a fair question. Your not really comparing apples to apples. There is a pretty big cost difference in the Bergara compared to a custom rifle. Of course if your budget allows going with the custom
     

    Coyote-6

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    One other consideration to keep in mind, factory rifles are available. It's tough to find actions or BAs right now, so you'd have to be prepared to wait.... possibly a significant amount of time.
     

    Rob01

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    If you can swing the budget custom then do it. The Tenacity or a Origin and put it together like you want. It's the best route for long term.