SAUER USA has issued a precautionary recall on specific serial numbers of SAUER 100 model rifles chambered in 6.5×55 SE (Swedish). The recall has been issued in relation to a safety concern surrounding the barrel’s strength and premature weakening over a high volume of shots. The full details and nature of the recall have been posted below but suffice it to say SAUER USA will be replacing all affected rifles free of charge and they’ve made it very easy to check to see if your specific serial number range is affected using this link here.
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Recall Issued by SAUER USA for Sauer 100 6.5×55 SE Caliber Rifles
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Sauer 100 6.5×55 SE Caliber Recall
San Antonio, Texas (September 16, 2022) – A specific barrel batch in caliber 6.5×55 SE, which is used in the SAUER 100 model, is being recalled as a precautionary measure. The rifles in question, that we have identified based on their serial numbers, must not be used any longer and should be returned to SAUER USA in exchange for a new rifle. This batch of barrels in caliber 6.5×55 SE has shown that a progressive premature weakening of the barrel material may occur after a high volume of shots, which could lead to severe damage of the rifle and personal injury. The exchange is, of course, free of charge for the customer.
You can check which rifles are affected by the recall by plugging in the serial number of your rifle at the following link:
The SAUER 100 Rifle is a series of bolt-action hunting-oriented rifles that are designed to be their “entry-level” offerings. The rifles are available in a wide variety of caliber offerings ranging from .223 Remington, all the way up to .300 Win Mag. For more information on the SAUER 100 series of rifles, you can visit the link here.