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Sauer SL5 Waterfowl 12-Gauge Semi-Auto Shotguns: First Look

J.P. Sauer & Sohn has released three models of the SL5 Waterfowl 12-gauge, semi-auto shotgun, two with Fred Bear camo patterns and one in Black Synthetic. Here's a first look.

Sauer SL5 Waterfowl 12-Gauge Semi-Auto Shotguns: First Look

(Photo courtesy of J.P. Sauer & Sohn)

J.P. Sauer & Sohn has introduced a new line of SL5 Waterfowl shotguns. Available in three models – Fred Bear Old School Camo, Fred Bear Old School Camo stock and forearm with brown Cerakote barrel and action, and Black Synthetic – these 12-gauge, semi-auto shotguns are rugged, reliable, and accurate in the most extreme hunting conditions. All are available in 3.5-inch models, which can accommodate 2 ¾-, 3- or 3.5-inch shotshells. Capacity is 3+1. The Black Synthetic model is also available in a 3-inch chambering.

Inertia-driven like the SL5 Turkey gun, the smooth-cycling SL5 Waterfowl shotgun requires fewer parts than a gas-driven gun and minimal cleaning – ideal traits for a duck and goose gun that is exposed to the elements. All SL5 3.5-inch models have an oversized extended bolt handle and release button making it easy to work with gloves on in frigid temperatures and are available in three barrel lengths – 26-inch, 28-inch, or 30-inch. The barrels are chrome lined with a stepped rib for precise alignment. The receiver is made with a steel upper for strength and durability, and the lower is aluminum for improved balance and reduced weight.

“We are excited to introduce these new, high-performance SL5 Waterfowl shotguns,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group. “They are designed to withstand the brutal elements waterfowl hunters experience throughout the season, year after year, and the Fred Bear Old School Camo pattern is a true classic that is popular with many hunters of all ages. We’ve had a lot of requests for this pattern and are happy to finally meet the demand.”  

All SL5 Waterfowl shotguns feature sling attachments, a Cervellati recoil pad, rubber comb, and a red single-bead LPA front fiber-optic sight for fast and accurate target acquisition.

Made in Italy and backed by a 10-year factory warranty, the SL5 Waterfowl shotguns weigh 7.5 pounds and come standard with five Benelli Crio Plus-style extended choke tubes – Cylinder, Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified, and Full.

MSRP

  • Black Synthetic: $1,579.00
  • Fred Bear Old School Camo: $1,679.00
  • Fred Bear Old School Camo / Brown Cerakote: $1,779.00

For more information on the SL5 Waterfowl shotguns, visit: JPSauer-USA.com.

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