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First Look: Sauer 101 Brings German Quality at Affordable Price

First Look: Sauer 101 Brings German Quality at Affordable Price

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.

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