Sauer Introduces SL5 Waterfowl Shotguns

posted on October 20, 2022
MAIN Sl5 Waterfowls

J.P. Sauer & Sohn has introduced its 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-automatic shotguns are designed to be rugged, reliable and accurate in the most extreme hunting conditions. All are available in 3.5-inch models, which can accommodate 2 ¾-inch, 3-inch or 3.5-inch shotshells. Capacity is 3+1 across the board, while the Black Synthetic model is also available in a 3-inch chambering.

Inertia-driven like the SL5 Turkey, the smooth-cycling SL5 Waterfowl shotgun requires fewer parts than a gas-driven gun and minimal cleaning—great characteristics 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, for ease of use with gloves on in frigid temperatures. Three barrel lengths are available—26-inch, 28-inch or 30-inch—and all 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 of 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, a 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. For more information, check out MSRP: Black Synthetic: $1,579.00; Fred Bear Old School Camo: $1,679.00; Fred Bear Old School Camo / Brown Cerakote: $1,779.00


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