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First Look: Sauer 101 Brings German Quality at Affordable Price

by G&A Online Editors   |  May 8th, 2013 8

Sauer’s brand new 101 is a classic bolt-action rifle with a whole new set of rules. Introduced to the American market at the 2013 NRA Show in Houston, Texas, the Sauer 101 promises excitingly fresh engineering features.

The bolt has a 60-degree rotation for ergonomic scope clearance with six locks engaging directly into the barrel. Bolt features also include an innovative safety selector located directly on the bolt shroud, which will completely lock the bolt and a firing pin block that allows firing only after the bolt has been fully locked into battery.

Sauer guarantees sub-moa groups thanks to their tension-free barrel-to-receiver connection, a wide 2lb trigger and secure bolt locking design. Additionally, the Sauer 101 accepts Remington 700 long action scope base mounts and comes with a 5+1 round detachable magazine.

None of this is extremely revolutionary, but with a street price in the U.S. around $1,400, this bolt-action offering will likely hit the ground running.


  • 2War Abn Vet

    $1,400 may be considered “affordable” to some folks, for others of us, not so much.

    • FFPUrbex

      Ok, If it isn’t for you why complain?

      • 2War Abn Vet

        I do humbly apologize, I was under the impression that I was permitted to comment.

  • Chiefbuck

    Before you pay $1,400 for a rifle do yourself a favor and check out the new Ruger American that has a list price of $450 and can be found for less. I did and bought one immediately. Out of the box it provided 1″ groups at 100yds. It includes several other features not usually found at this price level. Being totally satisfied it became my goto deer rifle.

  • Michael B

    Wow, I thought that this gun was affordable. Think I’ll stick with the Savage, Ruger American, and Remington 700 for a whole lot less than $1400. Everyone I own will give minute of angle – or better. Furthermore, my DPMS long range will give sub inch groups for right about the same price as the Sig, and hold 20 rounds, as well.

  • Bob

    I’d love a Sauer but looks like I’m sticking to the Ruger American Rifle .270. Maybe some other time, Germany.

    • Bob

      I meant .243. :-)

  • Renn Daniels

    This is really a disappointment, I realize you’re getting a high quality German made rifle in Sauer. However, Ruger, Remington, Savage and Winchester, are all less than a third of that and will group equally as well and not break your pocket book.

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