The first to offer production rifle chambered for this popular new Hornady factory wildcat cartridge, Germany’s oldest gunmaker, J. P. Sauer & Sohn, is now shipping all versions of its SAUER S100 bolt-action rifle in a 6.5 PRC. Released earlier this year by Hornady, the 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) delivers 200 fps faster muzzle velocity (2,900 fps) than the renowned 6.5 Creedmoor, with a flatter trajectory and higher impact velocity. The high ballistic coefficient bullets were designed for fast twist barrels, like the 1-in-8-inch twist popular on many sporters, and fits in a short-action. Utilizing moderate powder charges that result in repeatable accuracy, low recoil and high velocities with performance well beyond 1,000 yards, the 6.5 PRC is an excellent caliber for F-Class benchrest shooting and hunting medium to large game.
“We are delighted that SAUER, a highly respected German gunmaker that has been producing guns for over 267 years, has worked with Hornady to chamber a rifle in 6.5 PRC,“ said Steve Hornady, President of Hornady Manufacturing Company. “SAUER is the first European manufacturer to work with us to have a rifle chambered in a new caliber Hornady has developed at launch. This is a proud step for both companies.”
Starting at $799, the SAUER 100 is a great for those who have a limited budget that want to get in on the 6.5 mm craze with the latest from Hornady. Each rifle features a crisp, user adjustable single-stage trigger, three-position safety, cold hammer-forged SAUER barrel, and smooth action bolt.
“The SAUER S100 is hands down the best value on the market today for a rifle chambered in 6.5 PRC,” said Christian Socher, CEO of Blaser USA. “The SAUER 100 is designed for accuracy, delivering a guaranteed five-shot sub-MOA performance, and we are excited to offer this line in the new Hornady 6.5 PRC chambering.”
The SAUER 100 is available in in multiple configurations. The S100 Ceratech is coated with a cerakote finish for ultimate durability; the S100 Pantera features a highly ergonomic stock, a heavy fluted barrel, adjustable comb and sculpted pistol grip designed for long-range shooting; the S100 Fieldshoot is a match-quality rifle using the same laminate stock as the Pantera in natural wood and a heavier match barrel; the S100 Cherokee, with a synthetic digi-camo stock and tundra green cerakoted barrel and action, is designed to blend seamlessly into darker terrain and the S100 Atacama, as the name suggests, features a desert-sand cerakoted barrel and action. For more info, visit Blaser.com.