JP Sauer & Sohn of Germany introduces the S404 Silence bolt-action rifle with integrated silencer – the perfect rifle for hunters who would like to be in the field without hearing protection, but at the same time accept no compromise when it comes to protect their and their dog's hearing!
Freshly announced by JP Sauer & Sohn GmbH of Germany – one of the world's best-known manufacturers of hunting rifles – the S-404 Silence is the latest entry in the Company's highly successful S-404 line of bolt-action hunting rifles, dedicated to those hunters who live in Countries or jurisdictions where the use of silencers or sound suppressors is legal, unrestricted or in some cases even required during hunting for the safeguard of the hearing of the hunters themselves, their dogs, and to avoid noise pollution.
The Sauer S-404 Silence is slated to be distributed starting late October, and will be available in five calibers: .308 Winchester, 8x57 IS, 9.3x62mm, .30-06 Springfield, and .300 Winchester Magnum. Barrel length will vary: 42 and 47 cm (16.5" and 18.5") for .308, 8x57 and 9.3x62mm; 47 cm / 18.5" for .30-06; and 52 cm (20.4") for .300 Winchester Magnum.
All models will mount a factory-issued, detachable, screw-on proprietary integral suppressor that will be 53,5 or 58,5 cm long (21" or 23") for .308, 8x57 and 9.3x62; 58,5 cm / 23" long for .30-06; and 63,5 cm (24.9") for .300 Winchester Magnum. The smooth outer surface of the detachable silencer provides the barrel of the Sauer S-404 Silence a full Match style, and the seamless installation distributes the silencer's weight over the entire length, reducing top weight for superior maneuverability – a godsend when moving targets are your game.
The overall length of the Sauer S-404 Silence rifle, with the proprietary silencer attached, can range between 113 cm / 44.48", 118 cm / 46.45" and 123 cm / 48.43" depending from caliber and barrel length; similarly, the overall weigth will range between 3,75 kilograms (8.26 lbs), 3,8 kilograms (8.37 lbs) and 3,85 kilograms (8.48 lbs).
The silencer will offer a noise signature reduction of 28 to 28,5 db for .308 Winchester; 22 to 23 db for 8x57 IS; 20 to 21,5 db for 9.3x62; 22,5 db for .30-06 Springfield; and 25 db for .300 Winchester Magnum.
Other than that, the Sauer S-404 Silence bolt-action rifle will retail all the features of the highly regarded S-404 rifle system, such as the interchangeable stock – with Select, Grade 5 and Grade 8 wood stocks immediately available – the modularity guaranteed by the SUS system, the detacheable magazine feeding system, and much more.
For further information about local availability of the new Sauer S-404 Silence bolt-action suppressed hunting rifle, and pricing thereof, near you, please refer to your closest authorized Sauer dealer.