New From Sauer: Sauer 100 Classic Rifles


Sauer’s debuting their new Sauer 100 Classic and 100 Classic XT rifles at NRA. the big selling point: Sauer quality at an affordable $699 MSRP. As their email trumpets: “The Sauer 100 raises the bar in this price class with features like the adjustable single-stage trigger, three-position safety, hammer-forged original Sauer barrel, famously smooth Sauer bolt and Ergo Max stock geometry taken from premium Sauer models such as the S 101 and S 404. Add the Double-stack magazine: 5+1 round capacity in Mini and Standard calibers, 4+1 round capacity in Magnum calibers and the Sauer 100 sets a new standard.” More pics (of the XT) and specs after the jump . . .


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  1. avatar John L. says:

    A response to the Ruger American Rifle series?

    Isn’t competition in a free market fun?

    1. avatar ButtHurtz says:

      Ahhh, isn’t the Ruger American quit a bit cheaper? As in different market?

    2. avatar glidagida says:

      Sadly John L the universe doesn’t revolve around Ruger. Sauer have a very long history producing guns since 1751. Believe me the Ruger American is not in the same class as the Sauer 100.

  2. avatar Aono says:

    If you worship at the church of Litz as I do, you may share my conclusion that there are no better hunting loads under the sun for North American medium game inside 300 yards than the 120GMX 6.5 Creedmoor, or the 130GMX .270 Winchester Hornady Superformance. You may also have discerned that Sauer is seemingly the only company to offer production .270 Win rifles in twists faster than 1:10″. In fact their 1:8.6″ twist in .270 happens to be ideal on paper for the 130 GMX.

    So, gentle writers and readers, does anyone know if the new lineup retains the fast twist in .270? If so, that is going to be quite a sleeper in the market.

    1. According to the Blaser rep, the .270 twist rate is 1:10.

      1. avatar Aono says:

        Thanks Dan. And now I realize I was thinking of Steyr in the first place. GUH. Apologies if I caused you to trek around unnecessarily.

  3. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:


    They could do something interesting, like bring the STR-200 to the North American market, but nooooo… it’s gotta be cheap-assed plastic and hammer-forged barrels.

      1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

        Stained beechwood.

        In the first two seconds I looked at the grain flow on that picture, I knew it wasn’t walnut of any kind. Sorta begs the question why they bother staining it to try to look like walnut.

        1. avatar Clem says:

          Seriously, get over yourself. The firearms world doesn’t revolve around your biases.

        2. avatar James says:

          Is there any disadvantage to beechwood over walnut other than appearance. I`ve never had one.

  4. avatar Austin says:

    Word on left hand model?

  5. avatar Southern Cross says:

    One of the few 6.5×55 rifles around. Don’t knock the 6.5 Swede as it is a very effective cartridge.

  6. avatar Shoots2much says:

    I think i’m in love. A 6.5 x 55 bolt gun less than 100 years old.
    Moma don’t know it yet, but I know what i’m getting for Christmas.
    I was working on the Ruger precision, but ts just so busy. this is clean and slick.

    1. avatar Clem says:

      Yeah I want one too!

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