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    Sauer Rifle

    Saw one for sale in 6.5 PRC for reasonable dollar's probably half the cost of a Weatherby anyone handled one, anything good or bad or otherwise?

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    I have a 100. I like it. Just make sure the mag locates and presses home as it should. Do it 10 or 12 times to be sure.

    Mines back at the factory hopefully being modded so the mag inserts as it should. Of the 4 rifles handled, only the rem mag had mag insert as it should.

    Hope to get a solution otherwise ill get a refund and do a 'cheap' custom on a howa
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    Most terrible rifle I have ever had the displeasure of owning...
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    #30GANG....

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    Had a Sako A7 upgraded to a Sauer 101XT in the cal. (.270) Now I have gone for a finnlight in a 25-06 cal. it is lighter but seems like a comedown in quality, the bolt and the factory bedding on the 101 were far superior . However I needed to add a decent recoil pad to the 101 and shorten the LOP of the stock. [The 100 is about a grand cheaper than the 101 the 202, 404 etc. are high end beautiful rifles]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Most terrible rifle I have ever had the displeasure of owning...
    care to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    care to share?
    They're terrible. The bolt has a raceway cut into it which is supposed to guide the bolt using the bolt stop. The bolt stop machining (along with the machining of the bolt itself) is sloppy as and the bolt body can actually can actually jump off the bolt stop and end up turned around in the action causing all sorts of fuckery if you're in a hurry for a second shot or just want to get the bolt out, I can't believe they made it past the design phase. There is a member on here who reviews a few things for magazines and had the same problem and I have asked to see a few in store to eliminate it just being the rifle I had and yeap all the same.
    #30GANG....

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    Did you haVe the mag problem that I've described?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    Did you haVe the mag problem that I've described?
    Probably, I was too pissed with the bolt issue I cant remember haha
    #30GANG....

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    Bit of a R and D fail

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    More like an R&D 'win'. Consumer research/marketing campaign design that is.

    They were designed to generate revenue, not to stand shooters in good stead. So as long as people buy them, Sauer are winning.

    Bolt guns were basically perfected in the early to mid 1900s. There's nothing more to change. They should be no-nonsense, rugged, and use a small number of components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Most terrible rifle I have ever had the displeasure of owning...
    I think it worthy to define your sweeping statement with some definition. What Sauer rifle are you referring to? If you are referring to a 100 or 101 then I can understand your statement to some degree. However there are several other high class Sauers (202, 404 , 90) that were not build to mass production budgets and in my experience ( I have 3 x 202’s and 2 x 90’s) these are superb rifles that are functional, elegant and well engineered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    They're terrible. The bolt has a raceway cut into it which is supposed to guide the bolt using the bolt stop. The bolt stop machining (along with the machining of the bolt itself) is sloppy as and the bolt body can actually can actually jump off the bolt stop and end up turned around in the action causing all sorts of fuckery if you're in a hurry for a second shot or just want to get the bolt out, I can't believe they made it past the design phase. There is a member on here who reviews a few things for magazines and had the same problem and I have asked to see a few in store to eliminate it just being the rifle I had and yeap all the same.
    I put the bolt in mine in backwards
    once, the only way i could get it out was to pull the trigger out , never had it turn around during use though, shoot a few hundred rounds now. Other issue had the paint on the bottom metal/tigger guard just falls off , looks shit.
    Really happy with accuracy though, trigger is nice.

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    Thanks guys I wont bother following up on one. Ill wait for the new Weatherby 6.5 and give that due diligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southcity View Post
    I think it worthy to define your sweeping statement with some definition. What Sauer rifle are you referring to? If you are referring to a 100 or 101 then I can understand your statement to some degree. However there are several other high class Sauers (202, 404 , 90) that were not build to mass production budgets and in my experience ( I have 3 x 202’s and 2 x 90’s) these are superb rifles that are functional, elegant and well engineered.
    Have you had a go with the Sauer 404 synchro xt? The carbon fibre model. Looks pretty nice. Expensive though.

 

 

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