Bergara BA13 Take Down Rifle

Bergara B13

Spanish gun maker Bergara introduced a new take-down rifle at the IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. The new single shot rifle can be broken down for easy of carry by a backpacker, hunter or anyone wanting a centerfire survival rifle.

Bergara B13

The guns come with either a 16.5″ or 20″ barrel and can be had in the following calibers:

  • .222 Rem
  • .243 Win
  • 300 BLK
  • .308 Win

The rifles have a black synthetic stock and blued steel barrels. Open sights are standard, and the rifles come with a Picatinny rail for the addition of an optic. The barrels are also threaded and ship with a thread protector.

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  • Dracon1201

    Threaded Barrel? .300BLK would be great for that. Too bad it has to compete with the AAC Handi Rifle.

    • kipy

      Handi Rifles are so much fun

    • Jack Burton

      I thought the Handi rifles were being discontinued? Regardless, I’m interested. More calibers would be nice…shotgun variations as well.

    • exiledyankee

      Bergara are much higher quality, not many guns in europe are made to be cheap.
      not to be an ass but euro guns are more expensive for a reason
      we don’t have new rifles in 400dollar range (domestic ones that is we got the savages, marlins etc etc)

    • Norman

      H&R just stopped production of the Handi rifle, actually.

  • Jeff Smith

    Is there anything that makes the take down process special? I have a few single shot shotguns from early 1900s that come apart in the same way – pop the handguard off and remove the barrel from the action. This looks like the same process.

    • Jsim

      Most “new” double barrel shotguns do the same thing. The design for them hasn’t been changed only the manufacturing and materials. I have a stoeger condor double barrel and it shoots just as nice as a browning just a whole lot cheaper and not as pretty but hey I got it newly used at a pawn shop the guy never shot and I bought it for only $200

  • Michael Hunt

    Is .222 Remington a typo?

    • Sandman

      .222 Remington is use a lot in the European market, so probably not. I suppose you could rechamber it to .223 or .223 wylde.

      • JSmath

        I believe the technical catch in most of those countries is whether or not a weapon is even capable of firing a ‘military cartridge’ or whatever to that affect.

        So, no, .223 wylde would probably not be a rechambering choice. Poor guys. :[

        • iksnilol

          But for all the other countries where millitary cartridges aren’t restricted (most places don’t have that restriction) you can rechamber it easily.

    • Cahal

      Some European countries will not allow sales of weapons in ‘army calibres’.

    • iksnilol

      No, it is still used around in the world. Especially in areas where millitary cartridges are restricted.

      • Not an American

        So .223 is a “no-go,” but .308 is okay? Europe is weird.

        • Sarig

          “Europe” is over 40 countries with different firearms laws.

          And there is no lack of countries were 308 is banned for the same reason.

        • iksnilol

          Not Europe, Europe is just a continent. Spain, Italy and France, they have the millitary cartridge resteictions. Also Mexico.

          .223 I am not sure about since it is pressure tested to same specs as 5.56 in Europe (which explains why Saiga barrels marked .223 can shoot 5.56 just fine).

          .308 IIRC hasn’t been used by millitary.

  • Jsim

    Whats the price of it?