The manual cocking system perched on the bolt sleeve is not the only revolutionary aspect first seen on a bolt-action rifle by J.P. Sauer & Sohn.
Other new features include the trigger with four configurable pull weights ranging from 550 to 1250 grams, a broad ‘sports blade’ that tilts outwards or shifts forwards, and the uniform receiver size for all calibres on offer between .243 Winchester and .375 Holland & Holland.
Hence, other than the replaceable barrel, all you need to switch between standard and Magnum calibres is a different bolt head and the matching magazine.
Moreover, the new SAUER 404 comes with an integrated mounting rail for the recently patented and brand-new Sauer Universal Mount (SUM), a saddle mount with an innovative clamping mechanism. The SAUER 404 also features the SUS in addition to the SUM. This acronym stands for Sauer-Universal-Schlüssel – the Sauer Universal Key, an Allen key fitted to the front, removable sling swivel, which is used to perform the most important configuration and stripping actions on the weapon.
Technical data and prices for the SAUER S 404 models
This hunting rifle, lauded by the manufacturer as the “best Sauer of all time”, can fire the standard calibres .243 Win., 6.5x55, .270 Win., 7x64, .308 Win., .30-06, 8x57 IS, 9.3x62 and the Magnum calibres 7 mm Rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag., 8x68 S, .338 Win. Mag. and .375 H&H Mag. The magazine holds three shells in standard calibre, and two shells in the Magnum version.
The new SAUER S 404 is available with a polymer or wooden stock. Its total weight varies slightly, depending on the stock type, but always hovers around 3,200 grams. Apart from the stock, the weapon is almost entirely made of metal, which provides added robustness and durability.
The new SAUER 404 is available in four versions. Here are the prices for all S 404 models
+++ S 404 Classic at 3.496 Euro.
+++ S 404 Elegance at 4.111 Euro, S 404 Classic XT at 2.895 Euro.
+++ S 404 Synchro XT at 3.360 Euro.
+++ The SUM scope mount described above is available starting at 469 Euro.