In 1992 the Sauer & Sohn SSG 3000 sniper rifle in .308 Winchester saw the light of day. The precision repeater was based on the design of the Sauer & Sohn hunting rifle of the 200 model series. Now, a full 28 years later, the German company SIG Sauer is launching two new bolt-action rifles that take up the heritage of these renowned ancestors.
New long-range bolt-action rifle: SIG Sauer 200 Phoenix
In line with current trends in rifle construction, the modular SIG Sauer 200 Phoenix long-range precision rifle with caliber/barrel interchangeability in .308 Winchester, 6XC, 6.5x55 and 6.5 Creedmoor features a sleek aluminum chassis. The aluminum stock system is equipped with a foldable, versatile and adjustable butt stock and a long M-LOK handguard. By the way, the 200 Phoenix chassis is available as a retrofit kit at a price of 1999 euro for all SIG SAUER TR200 and SSG 3000 models. A caliber/barrel change is quick and easy: only 3 screws that clamp the barrel in the receiver have to be loosened. Since the offered calibers are based on the same bolt-face diameter, conversion is quite simple.
Considering that there is also a rimfire conversion available at a cost of 1999 euro, it becomes clear that the Model 200 Phoenix is an extremely versatile precision rifle. The chassis features a torsion-resistant steel receiver milled from solid blocks, with integrated MIL-STD-1913 on the top for optics mounting. The 6-lug bolt locks directly inside the barrel. As standard, the SIG Sauer 200 Phoenix comes with a 27.5”/700 mm match barrel. The cold hammered barrels from SIG's in-house production, known for their durability and accuracy, are available as interchangeable kits in 3 versions: Standard (20”/510 mm length, 0.67”/17 mm outer diameter), Semi Sporter (23.6”/600 mm length, 0.75”/19 mm outer diameter) and Ultramatch (27.5”/700 mm length, 0.82”/21 mm outer diameter). The prices for the interchangeable barrels with muzzle threads follow the same order depending on the configuration: 850 euro, 950 euro or 1050 euro. A fully adjustable match trigger and a single-stack box magazine with a capacity for 5 cartridges round off the features of the new SIG Sauer 200 Phoenix, which changes hands for 3999 euro.
SIG Sauer 200 Max – An attractive all-rounder
The same caliber/barrel change options also distinguishes the brand new SIG Sauer 200 Max. Here, however, the 6-lug bolt locks in a receiver milled from solid aerospace-grade aluminum. Paired with the ultra-light, ergonomic stock with adjustable cheek piece and recoil pad, which consists of a wooden core with an extremely rugged "Spidertec" plastic coating, you get a bolt-action rifle that cuts a fine figure both on the shooting range and in the hunting ground. A fine single-stage trigger with a factory-adjusted pull weight of 42.32 oz/1200 g and a short Picatinny mounting rail on the underside of the forend for convenient, stable bipod mounting round off the pretty SIG Sauer 200 Max. The caliber range includes .30-06 Springfield, .308 Winchester, 6XC, 6.5x55 and 6.5 Creedmoor. The sheet-steel box magazine has a capacity of three or five rounds depending on the caliber. The new gun models can be ordered now and will be delivered from May. The price for the SIG Sauer 200 Max is 2399 euro.