Most of us probably started shooting on one of the many rimfire rifles that have been produced since the round’s 1887 introduction.
Whether it be one of the countless versions of the Ruger 10/22, a bolt action Remington or Savage, or in my case a Browning Semi-Auto 22, the .22 LR has a storied history in the world of shooting, beginning as a basic training round and evolving into a favorite for competitive sports and leisure target shooting activities.
Its affordability and low recoil make it an ideal starting point for beginners, while its versatility keeps it relevant for experienced marksmen. The Bergara BMR (Bergara Micro Rimfire), our focus in this review, represents a modern interpretation of this classic caliber, blending traditional values with modern, competitive rimfire features.
The precision rifle shooting craze has spawned all kinds of alternate sports. The NRL 22 league is an extremely competitive sport that is hardly child’s play, and in that realm live some pretty impressive rifles. Our subject today, the Bergara BMR is one of the rifles you might find on the shooting line of a local NRL .22 match (along with others like the Tikka T1 and the Ruger RPR, more on that later.)
The Bergara BMR isn’t just an inexpensive complementary offering, like all Bergara rifles it comes with Bergara’s well-known high-quality barrels. The rifle is purpose-built for the competitions I mentioned above.
It offers excellent accuracy and reliable function without costing a fortune. It’s a rifle born from a heritage of accuracy found in the company’s centerfire offerings.