Interest in long range rifle shooting is growing year on year. The Ruger Precision Rifle was one of the first affordable factory rifles you could slap a decent scope on and with match grade factory or handloaded ammo reasonably expect to get great results with.
If you’d like something that shoots as well as the Ruger Precision Rifle and other factory long range precision rigs, but is light enough to take out on the odd hunt, the Bergara B-14 HMR (not to be confused with the .17 HMR cartridge) might be worth a look.
The attractive stock is adjustable and has an internal aluminium chassis running the entire length of the stock, to which the barreled action is bolted.
It is factory drilled and tapped to fit Remington 700 style rings and bases, and is currently readily available in 6.5 Creedmoor (1 in 8 twist) and .308 Winchester (1 in 10 twist), with .300 Win Mag (1 in 10 twist) and 22-250 Rem (1 in 9 twist) having been added to the range and hopefully landing in NZ later this year.
Priced around NZ$1700 at the last check it makes a compelling value proposition.
Greg at Custom Guns in Invercargill stocks Bergara rifles, or you might enquire at Fiordland Frontier Supplies in Te Anau.