Lawrenceville, Ga. (January 2017) – Bergara Rifles, a division of BPI Outdoors, is pleased to announce its Bergara LRP Elite has won TheTruthAboutGuns.Com’s Reader’s Choice Award for the best new rifle of 2016.
“We think these awards are meaningful because our editorial staff have nothing to do with them beyond tabulating (reader’s) votes. Manufacturers can’t pay to play here. They just have to make great new products and let the results speak for themselves,” said Tyler Kee, writer for TheTruthAboutGuns.com.
In addition to winning the Reader’s Choice Award, the Bergara LRP Elite received a rare perfect five out of five stars in its TheTruthAboutGuns.com performance review. Tyler Kee, the reviewer, had this to say about the rifle, “It should come as no surprise that their LRP Elite is an absolute hammer … an out-of-the box tack driver. Beyond that, the Bergara is miles ahead of the rest of the factory options when it comes to final fit and finish … the moving pieces slid together and locked up like the pieces in a finely-built German sedan.”
The award was presented to Bergara by TheTruthAboutGuns.com at the 2017 SHOT Show where it was proudly displayed in its booth for the duration of the show.
“We we’re thrilled to receive the reader’s choice award. We put out the highest quality rifles on the market and do it for a price point that mere mortals can actually afford. We’re glad to see that gun guy’s and gal’s recognize and appreciate that,” said Nate Treadway, CEO of BPI.
Calibers: .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor
Weight: 11 lbs
Magazine: AICS Detachable 5 Round (10 Round Optional)
Trigger: Timney® 517 Flat
Barrel Length: 20” in .308, 24” in 6.5C, 26” in 6MMC
Barrel Taper: # 5
Action: Bergara Premier Short
Stock: Mega® Orias™ with Magpul® PRS Butt-Stock
Brake/Suppressor Mount: Dead Air® Keymount Brake
Rail Scope Mount: 20 MOA Picatinny
Caliber/Twist: .308 Win/1:10, 6.5 Creedmoor/1:8, 6mm Creedmoor/1:8
MSRP: starts at $2,640
To learn more about Bergara, visit www.BergaraUSA.com.
About Bergara Rifles:
Bergara Rifles, headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia, combines the world-class rifle barrels manufactured in Bergara, Spain with U.S. high-tech design and functionality in high demand by hunters, target shooters and professionals for the American market. www.bergarausa.com