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Watch the entire video here · Magic Moments: SAUER Customer Magazine – Passion We bring along an excellent selection of SAUER rifles. Come visit. Sauer has a serious reputation as a rifle maker and their bolt-action most popular guns in Europe with a strong following in the UK too. The slogan for the Sauer is “Old School – New Rules”, The removable, weatherproof and temperature resistant magazine holds five.
The action is very but again with some surprises. The ball end is fluted plastic! Feed is from a 5-shot four in Magnum polymer magazine with the release button at the front. To return it pulls down with no button operation required. The like receiver shows a slightly larger ejection port.
Both are available in Standard and Magnum options with the latter showing a Magnum - 7 mm Rem Mag, and Win Mag, capacity differs being 5 and 4 accordingly. The soft touch stock is very much to my liking with a decent Two QD sling studs are fitted in the normal places with a third in the tip of the semi-Schnable forend.
Comb height is near perfect too.
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The Classic comes in wood in an identical build, take it or leave it! I have not seen one in the flesh but the quality of timber looks about the same as the Mauser from photographs; for that read average at best.
Iron sights are an optional extra but as standard the guns come barebacked. The safety is a tad too high for easy thumb operation as you break your firing hand hold; also you have to remember to press the button too. A standard, tangmounted design would have been better; sometimes I think certain features are put on for the novelty! The bolt runs smooth and slick and the action cocks easily, plus those twin ejectors really kick the brass out. The magazine free falls from the well nicely and the stock shows a most practical layout and dimensions.
The trigger is crisp and light breaking at a quoted 2 lbs; I would not disagree. Accuracy was good though not amazing and like the M12 the showed a distinct preference.
As I have already said, most rifles these days will shoot sub-MOA given the right ammo. To be impressed with how a rifle shoots, it really does have to perform.
I had already been told that the was not fussy with its lead and copper diet, shooting almost anything at an acceptable level. After a thorough clean, the was ready for the range. I warmed it up with some grain Federals, which immediately grouped just over an inch. The next three shots tucked under the inch mark at yards. Hornady Custom grain produced almost identical results, with the grain Geco mirroring the results.
I wanted to burn a bit more powder to get a good feel for the rifle. This turned me on to the grain Geco ammo that I had in abundance.
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Ditching the bipod for my roe sack, I slammed a six-shot string down range at the only clean target left. The results were impressive: These results extended out to yards as well, with a group just pushing the 3 inch mark. With its accuracy accounted for, the rifle itself is fairly good looking. It had a nice feel to it, though the pistol grip was a little too generously swelled for my hands.
The woodwork was nicely finished, although I am not a big fan of the high gloss coat. The metal work was also completed in a satisfying matte blue. Those familiar with the will notice that the yields a different design, with the characteristic visible chassis absent in the This rifle is not a switch barrel, like its predecessor, but fixed.
Sauer opted for a non-threaded, heat shrunk, barrel to receiver fitting. The tell-tale sign of this is where the barrel meets the receiver, showing a visible locating pin that controls depth and rotational correction on fitting.
This is an interesting method, following Mannlicher in building rifles without threading the receiver although the application is different. It is an efficient and cost effective way of producing rifles — though re-barrelling is more time consuming. In theory, however, it may be a superior method of barrel fitting.
Unlike the hammer-forged barrel of thethe uses button rifling. Although it may not have the same hardwearing barrel life, it is arguably the superior method when accuracy is concerned. The does share an important similarity with the in how head spacing is guaranteed.
Like the switch barrel, the bolt lugs lock down into the barrel itself. This, however, this is where the likeness ends. The receiver of the is machined as a single tube, milled on top for the classic Sauer lines, with a generously sized side ejection port. In a marketing move, it has also been drilled and tapped to accept standard Remington bases.
The recoil system is interesting and unique in its application, if not entirely original. These fit into corresponding holes in a mini bedding block resin-glued into the stock. A central threaded nut, which is not the action screw, then binds the alloy block to the action. In front of the securing point, just over 10mm of the barrel resides on the block. The rest is free floating. It is the first time I have seen it done quite like this, and ease of production clearly influences it.
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Given how well the shoots, the new bedding system obviously works. I have one reservation, though I may be proved wrong over time. Where I have previously seen cylindrical recoiling surfaces secured through corresponding holes, in heavier recoiling calibres they invariably become oval.