Suppressors and integrally suppressed rifles are becoming increasingly popular among hunters across the globe. Most of the major European hunting arms manufacturers now have such solutions in their catalogs. J.P. Sauer & Sohn is no exception. At the beginning of the year, we reported about the release of a Sauer 404 bolt action rifle featuring an integral silencer. The company has now announced a silenced version of their 101 bolt action rifle with a similar integral suppressor design. The new rifle is called Sauer 101 Silence GTI.
J.P. Sauer & Sohn @ TFB:
Our rifles have impressed generations of hunters across the world for almost three centuries, and now the new Sauer 101 Silence GTI will contribute to this success. This rifle astonishes hunters with its spectacular features such as its laminated wood ergonomic thumbhole stock, its height-adjustable cheek-piece, and the new integrated titanium silencer.
The Sauer 101 Silence GTI has a timeless elegance and reliable precision, combined with its perfect balance and its ergonomics for an impeccable shooting position. At a price that so far only Germany‘s oldest manufacturer of hunting rifles can offer. This is the perfect bolt action rifle for a new generation!
The suppressor of the Sauer 101 Silence GTI rifle is attached to the muzzle and extends back almost completely enclosing the barrel. The cold hammer forged barrel has a rather thin profile to provide a large internal suppressor volume at an outside suppressor diameter that is no thicker than the chamber area of the barrel. Sauer claims that this suppressor reduces the report by up to 28 dB depending on the caliber.
Sauer 101 Silence GTI rifle will be available chambered in .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 8×57 IS, and 8.5×55 Blaser. The rifle is fed from detachable box magazines that have a capacity of four rounds for the 8.5×55 Blaser and five rounds for the rest of the caliber options. Depending on the caliber, the barrel lengths vary from 420mm to 470mm (16.5″-18.5″) and depending on the barrel length, the overall length of the rifle is 1.130mm to 1.170mm (44″-46″). The overall weight with a 420mm (16.5″) barrel is 3.95 kilograms (8.7lbs).
The barreled action of the Sauer 101 Silence GTI rifle is bedded into the stock with Sauer’s Ever Rest bedding system which according to the company, guarantees precision, even in extreme weather conditions. The stock features a front sling swivel stud compatible with Harris bipods as well as front and rear QD sling swivel sockets. The adjustments of the cheekpiece are done via screws, within a range of 30mm (1.2″). The trigger pull weight is 950g (33.5 oz).
At the moment of writing this article, there is no information on the price of the Sauer 101 Silence GTI rifle.
Pictures by J.P. Sauer & Sohn, www.sauer.de
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