The New SAUER 505 Bolt Action Rifle

Hrachya H
by Hrachya H

J.P. Sauer & Sohn have introduced a new bolt action rifle, the Sauer 505. This new rifle has two-piece furniture and a completely new action that is advertised as silky smooth, super silent and extremely fast. Let’s take a look at the specs and features of the new Sauer 505 bolt action rifle.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn @ TFB:

For more than 270 years, J. P. SAUER & SOHN have been providing hunters with rifles that impress with uncompromising quality, utmost precision and timeless beauty. The latest highlight of this unparalleled history: the new Sauer 505 – an irresistible rifle that will continue to delight for generations.

The receiver of the Sauer 505 rifle is made of steel and has a built-in saddle scope mount. The action is push feed. The bolt has two rows of three locking lugs and a spring-loaded plunger ejector. The rifle features a striker cocking/decocking mechanism at the rear of the bolt. The trigger mechanism allows selecting one of the following pre-set trigger pull weights: 0,77 lbs, 1.66 lbs, 2.2 lbs, 2.8 lbs. Depending on the caliber choice, the lengths of the cold hammer forged barrels can be from 16.5″ to 24″. The muzzles are threaded with M15x1 or M17x1 metric thread pitches. The barrels are user removable allowing easy caliber changes.

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Sauer divides the chambering options of the S 505 rifle into five groups:

  • Mini (.222 Rem, .223 Rem)
  • Medium (.243 Win, .270 Win, 6,5×55 SE, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .30-06 Springfield, 7×64, 8×57 IS, 9,3×62)
  • Short Magnum (.270 WSM, 6.5 PRC, 8.5×55 Blaser)
  • Magnum (7 mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag, 8×68 S, .375 H&H Mag)
  • Swiss (10.3x60R)

The Sauer 505 rifle is fed from detachable box magazines. The standard magazine capacity is two or three rounds with optional five-round magazines available. The magazine release button can be locked to prevent any possibility of an unintentional magazine release.

New SAUER 505 Bolt Action Rifles (3)

The furniture of the S505 rifle is also user-removable and Sauer currently offers eight different stock options. Depending on the caliber, barrel length and furniture choice, the overall weight of the Sauer 505 rifle varies from 7.1 to 7.8 lbs. The overall length with a 20-inch barrel is 40 inches.

New SAUER 505 Bolt Action Rifles (111)

Sauer offers the S 505 rifles in three standard configuration packages called Elegance, Highland and Outback. Below you can find the company’s descriptions of these configuration packages.


Sauer 505 with ErgoLux stock in Elegance configuration package

A top-quality gem: with DLC (diamond like carbon) coated surfaces on the barrel and receiver as well as a jewelled bolt. The bolt knob is knurled and topped with the Sauer logo. Luxurious features that can shine fully in combination with a wooden stock just as with a carbon fibre or polymer stock.


Sauer 505 with Synchro XTC stock in Highland configuration package

Fluted barrel and DLC coating on the barrel, the receiver and even the bolt assembly form the basis for building. For example, a lightweight and easy to handle hunting rifle in combination with a carbon fibre stock or an allweather rifle with a polymer stock that can withstand any conditions. This configuration package is also captivating in combination with a beautiful wooden stock. Not least thanks to the elegantly knurled bolt knob.


Sauer 505 with ErgoMax stock in Outback configuration package

The all-round options for every day. DLC coating on the barrel and receiver as well as a bolt knob made of anodised aluminium produce a sturdy, robust hunting rifle. Whether as rifle for the hide with an elegant wooden stock, or with a polymer or carbon fibre thumb hole stock for driven hunts: This package forms the basis for a variety of possibilities.

At the time of writing, the new Sauer 505 rifle can’t be found on Sauer USA’s website. We’ll make sure to let our readers know when these rifles appear in the US market.

Pictures by J.P. Sauer & Sohn GmbH,

Hrachya H
Hrachya H

Managing Editor Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at

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  • Hoyden Hoyden on Feb 07, 2024

    Two piece furniture is great;;;if you can shim the stock to your shoulder and cheek weld (BENELLI Lupo). I don’t see any info on adjustability.

  • Swx Swx on Feb 07, 2024

    no-because the scope mount. not looking for scopes that screw on the scope mount like they do on the hk psg1

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    • Entelodon Entelodon on Feb 12, 2024

      @Entelodon It's a proven design