The S 202 presented here has a crucial feature that makes for a real Take Down Rifle: fast, simple stripping of the barrel and receiver, no tools required. And here’s how to do it: a conical plug in the fore-end engages with a counterpart in the center stock. Six radially arranged locking pins lock into the cone here. When needed, a Purdey-style snap releases the bolts from the lock. Both connecting parts sit in solid steel plates. Their external form follows the stock cross-section. The plate on the center stock has a notch. A pin on the barrel is fed into this. This part is called "stone”. It centers the barrel when inserting and serves as a holder for the tube together with the front plate. But this connection is under load only when the bolt is open. When the breech is closed, the six-lug bolt, locking directly in the barrel, holds the bolt securely in the receiver.
The rapid disassembly "travel repeater" is otherwise the same as the standard models in the Sauer S 202 series. The caliber spectrum ranges from the Swedish 6.5 x 55 to the big-game .458 Lott cartridge. Sauer currently offers the S 202 Take Down in the "Elegance" version shown above (from €5,126) as well as in the less expensive "Forest" version (€4,763), available only in standard calibers. The Classic and Hatari models are also commercially available.
All in all, with its S 202 Take Downs, J. P. SAUER & SOHN sets the standard for good, affordable and reliable series-rifles in this category, although they hit the wallet harder than most S 202 models in conventional configurations.
Sauer S 202 Take Down im Überblick
|Model:||Sauer S 202 Take Down|
|Caliber:||.300 Winchester Magnum|
|Capacity:||2 + 1 cartridges|
|Barrel lenght:||650 mm|
|Total lenght:||1.185 mm|
|Trigger:||1.340 g (hair trigger: 275 g)|
Features: Steel receiver, six-lug bolt, sun decor, walnut stock, rubber butt plate, combi-trigger, reflex sight, assembly bores
Shooting Test: Sauer S 202 Take Down
|1||165 grs GECO Express||42 mm|
|2||165 grs RWS twin core||21 mm|
|3||180 grs Lapua Naturalis||54 (43) mm|
|4||180 grs Sellier & Bellot SPCE||76 (57)mm|
|5||180 grs Remington CoreLokt SP||32 mm|
Remarks: Grouping = five-shot groups, shot sitting from the bench rest support at 100 m distance, reported in millimeters,measured from the shot-hole centers. Bracketed values after subtraction of an outlier.
Abbreviations / bullet codes: SPCE: Soft Point Cutting Edge, SP: Soft Point
VISIER Evaluation for the Sauer S 202 Take Down
|Precision (max. 50 points)||50 points|
|Stock (max. 10 points)||8 points|
|Trigger (max. 10 points)||8 points|
|Magazine / Handling (max. 5 points)||3 points|
|Sight (max. 5 points)||3 points|
|Receiver / Function (max. 10 points)||10 points|
|Finishing (max. 10 points)||10 points|
|Total points (max. 100 points)||92 points|
|Commendations||****** (6 of 6 commendations)|