First Look: Sauer 404 Synchro XTC Rifle

posted on November 2, 2020

J.P. Sauer & Sohn is Germany’s oldest manufacturer of hunting firearms, and now the company is introducing the latest addition to its flagship S404 series, the Synchro XTC rifle. The Synchro XTC is a carbon-fiber, bolt-action rifle that comes in camouflage green. This lightweight rifle weighs 6.1 pounds and delivers unsurpassed German precision, accuracy, and reliability in a bolt-action rifle.

The hand-laid, carbon-fiber stock features advanced recoil-reducing properties as well as a thumbhole and adjustable comb. The cold hammer-forged barrel is fluted for better balance and lower weight. The adjustable trigger features four different pull weights, from 1.2 pounds to 2.7 pounds. There are Roman numerals just above the trigger which mark each weight setting, which makes adjusting your rifle to the preferred pull weight fast and easy. 

“The Sauer 404 is the finest traditional bolt-action rifle engineered today,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group. “The elegance, craftsmanship, precision and modularity of the S404 line is legendary, incorporating nearly 270 years of knowledge with 21st Century technology. The Synchro XTC camo green gives hunters yet another option in our popular flagship line.”

S404 rifles are designed and engineered to allow easy changing of bolt heads and barrels for fast conversion from one caliber to another, making them well-suited to those who frequently travel to hunt.

S404 Synchro XTC Features

  • Carbon fiber Synchro XTC stock
  • Infinitely adjustable stock comb
  • Fully modular rifle concept
  • High-strength aluminum receiver
  • Scope bases integral with receiver
  • Perfectly placed ergonomic manual cocking
  • Trigger pull adjustable to four weights: 1.2, 1.6, 2.2 and 2.7 pounds
  • Individually adjustable trigger blade: .31 inch range in length of pull and 5 degrees to either side
  • Cold hammer-forged barrel
  • M15x1 muzzle thread
  • MagLock magazine safety
  • Receiver surface hard anodized in matte black
  • SUS combination tool integrated into the front sling swivel
  • Miniatur universal tool integrated into the rear sling swivel

The S404 Synchro XTC is available in all current calibers in the S404 series. MSRP for the S404 Synchro XTC is $8,199, and for more information on this rifle and other products from J.P. Sauer, please visit


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