I hunt almost every day with one or other (sometimes both) of my two Sauer 202s - one in .22-250, the other in .308. I love them to bits, but now need another rifle in a lighter calibre for long-range corvids, bunnies, etc. After much homework, I settled on .204 Ruger as being the answer. Ideally, I'd like to stay with Sauer, but as they don't make anything in this calibre, my options appear to be limited to either having a barrel made, or buying something else.
The Sauer 202 in both .222 and .223 has the right bolt-face, but I can't find anyone who can make a .20 cal barrel for it. The first complication is that the bolt registers in the barrel, while the second one is that there are two (or more) different bolt lug patterns. Border Barrels can only make barrels for the six-lug (i.e. .308 bolt-face) rifles, not the smaller three-lug ones.
I've emailed Sauer directly to see if they will sell me a blank (via Garlands, of course), but if they're unable to help, I don't know what to do. Kimbers don't have removable mags, and everything else I've handled has been plain horrible.