Cutting Weight: Bergara’s New MgMicro Lite Rifle

    Cutting Weight: Bergara's New MgMicro Lite Rifle

    Ultralight hunting rifles are all the rage right now, and Bergara has a new model in that vein. The Premier MgMicro Lite is a full chassis rifle under six pounds. Let’s find out how it manages this feat.

    Bergara @ TFB:

    The MgMicro Lite is part of the Premier Series, which is Bergara’s top-end line. The Premier action sits in an XLR Atom chassis made of magnesium. It accepts standard AICS magazines. TriggerTech triggers are standard, as are carbon fiber parts. The pistol grip and stock are both carbon fiber, and the stock is foldable. 

    There are three caliber options currently listed:

    • 6.5 Creedmoor, 1:8 twist, 5.8 lbs, MSRP $3,099
    • .308 Winchester, 1:10 twist, 5.9 lbs, MSRP $3,099
    • 6.5 PRC, 1:8 twist, 5.9 lbs, MSRP $3,149

    All three models have 18-inch Cure carbon-fiber barrels, all threaded 5/8×24. Bergara has not provided information on availability yet, perhaps we will learn more at SHOT Show 2024.

    Cutting Weight: Bergara's New MgMicro Lite Rifle

    The XLR Atom magnesium chassis is the backbone of the rifle.

    Cutting Weight: Bergara's New MgMicro Lite Rifle

    The MgMicro Lite is threaded 5/8×24 for suppressor or muzzle brake use.


    From the manufacturer:

    Introducing the NEW FOR 2024 Premier Series MgMicro Lite. The MgMicro Lite is a testament to our commitment to innovation, offering a solution for those who refuse to compromise on performance even in the most demanding and weight-sensitive scenarios. Its ultralight magnesium micro chassis provides a foundation for unparalleled stability and accuracy. The MgMicro Lite is a compact powerhouse of features. From the carbon barrel’s directional accuracy to the carbon fiber buttstock and grip’s lightweight versatility, every component is carefully chosen to enhance your shooting experience without burdening you with unnecessary weight.

    All images from Bergara.

    AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.