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Bergara Tackles Rimfire Rifles With BXR .22 LR

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A top-end stock and the option of a carbon-fiber wrapped barrel, Bergara's BXR rifle goes beyond the expected for rimfire rifles.

What Sets The BXR Apart From Other .22 Rimfire Rifles:

Well, this is unexpected.

It seems in recent years, Bergara has poured most of its resources and know-how into the hottest long-range rounds – 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor, etc. In between churning out precision chassis rifles and gnat's ass hunting irons, the company apparently found time to cook up a rimfire – the Bergara BRX .22 LR.

Where things get interesting is the high-end model, given its 16.5-inch carbon-fiber wrapped barrel. Yes, these space-aged .22 firetubes exist, mainly in the realm of aftermarket upgrades. On a production rifle, they’re as rare as wooly mammoth tags. And for the price Bergara slapped on the BXR Carbon – MSRP $659 – not a bad deal. Aftermarket examples can cost the better part of what the Spanish-American gunmaker is asking for its whole kit and caboodle. And it does a number on the BXR, shaving its weight to 4.75 pounds.

Fire Away With More Rimfire Content:

Even if you opt for the fluted steel barrel model – MSRP $565 – the rifle is a looker and most likely a doer. Part and parcel to this is the top-end stock on both models. If you know Bergara, it’s familiar, a scaled-down version of the one found on the company’s popular HMR Pro. No adjustable cheek riser here, but it does have 1-inch of play in length of pull, which makes it more than a youth or adult specialty rifle.

Finally, the BXR is built on the 10/22’s footprint, excellent news if you’re the type that absolutely must upgrade their rifle. This includes a compatible trigger, rotary magazine and the rest. You might not need to mess around with the trigger much, though. It’s a snappy 3.5 pounds. Still, sky’s the limit for tinkering … well, that and your wallet.

More from Bergara:

Lawrenceville, Georgia – BPI Outdoors / Bergara Rifles is pleased to announce the release of the Bergara BXR .22 LR Rifle at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, IN April 26-28, 2019.

Bergara BXR .22 LR Rifle

Bergara Rifles is proud to introduce a feature rich semi-automatic .22 LR, the Bergara BXR. This new rifle has custom quality, Bergara performance without the custom price tag.

This BXR .22LR has everything a serious rimfire shooter would want, yet has features attractive to younger shooters and smaller frame shooters with its removable/replaceable spacers to adjust stock length. Nate Treadaway, CEO of BPI Outdoors, which is the parent company of Bergara says, “We have had our eye on the rimfire space for several years now. Not only is it a very close alignment to our core customer base but we are already familiar with how to make an extremely accurate barrel. The BXR just happens to be the first of several models to come from Bergara and will fill a void between the featureless mass-produced models and overly priced boutique offerings.”

The BXR 22 LR series comes in two configurations. The base model (part number BXR001) sports a 4140 CrMo fluted steel barrel with a Cerakote finish, with a stock that is green with black fleck and weighs 5.25lbs. The upgraded BXR is a carbon fiber model (part number BXR002) that is topped with a carbon fiber barrel, a black stock with grey fleck that weighs a mere 4.75lbs.

Each version of the BXR has the following features: overall length of 34.5″, total length of pull adjustment just over 1″, with a barrel length of 16.5″, pre-threaded muzzle with thread protector, a 10 round rotary style magazine (10/22 compatible), and a 30 MOA picatinny rail integral with the receiver.

BXR Specs:

•Overall Length 34.5” (includes 3 of the 3/8” removable/replaceable spacers to adjust LOP)
•Barrel 16.5”, muzzle threaded 1/2×28, (thread protector included)
•Weight 4 ¾ lbs. for carbon fiber barrel, 5 ¼ lbs. for fluted steel barrel
•Capacity 10 shot rotary magazine
•Scope mount 30 MOA Picatinny rail integral with the receiver
•Trigger pull Approx. 3.5 lbs.
•Trigger Pack 10/22 compatible
•Sling mounts include 3 QD studs and 4 flush cups

BXR Base Model – Part Number BXR001 BXR 22LR Semi-Auto Rifle Crome Molly Cerakoted Barrel MSRP – $565

BXR Carbon – BXR002 BXR 22LR Semi-Auto Rifle Carbon Fiber Barrel
MSRP – $659

For more information on the BXR, please visit

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