SAUER MODEL 200 BOLT ACTION .270 RIFLE
May well be an older Sauer Model 200 Bolt Action Rifle in .270 but still in GREAT condition. This is one of the original versions with the action stamped up to detail Sig Sauer and as with all of these models the barrel is inter-changeable with a great selection of calibres to make it one of the most versatile rifles available. Considering this will have been a Grade one model the woodwork has a pretty reasonably well grained and patterned stock measuring up to 14 ½” inc. the recoil pad. I have one of these older versions that I shoot myself and actually much prefer the original design over the new models. I like and prefer the older style safety operation with the ‘push up’ button located within the trigger guard for trigger finger operation. To re-engage it you have a safety button that drops down at either side of the trigger guard so a VERY handy feature to shoot left or right handed. With a detachable magazine and noted for top quality construction and materials as well as GREAT accuracy this comes with a standard factory, unthreaded 24” barrel, the usual ‘butter knife’ bolt handle and QD sling swivel fittings.
A standard 130 grain bullet is MORE than capable of taking anything ‘on offer’ throughout Europe and don’t forget 20 years ago this calibre was widely considered to be ‘THE DOGS’!
In reality there were only ever two things that contributed to it falling out of favour and fashion. They ARE one of the noisiest calibres out there and where a .243 or .308 goes bang a .270 DOES go CABOOM. The other possible problem was the recoil. IF you got hold of a poorly designed rifle that did not transfer the ‘THUMP’ straight back and into your shoulder or did not take a good hold of the stock you could and would get a good ‘reminder’. This often led to flinching and poor shooting. The bonus of the calibre is that it is just about, if not, THE MOST FORGIVING round available. Even a poor or even misplaced shot would still drop most stuff within a few yards so many hours searching and following up were often avoided. It was the ‘be all and end all’ calibre north of the border for many years. Although this is not, as yet, threaded it can be done within a day or two, in house. The fact is that anyone and everyone can have a sound moderator these days …. as they basically cancel out both of the potential problems whilst not altering down range effectiveness, it always makes me wonder just how long it will be before the ‘media experts’ latch on and get around to promoting the .270 as the latest next ‘best thing since the wheel’ / newly discovered calibre ‘all singing – all dancing’ ‘MUST HAVE’ latest thing!