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Steyr SSG 04

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The Steyr SSG 04 is a manually operated bolt-action rifle that offers an excellent choice to the long-range shooter or tactical operator in law enforcement or security applications. Available in a choice of the widely used caliber sizes of .308 Winchester or .300 Winchester Magnum, this platform provides high-precision performance and proven reliability.

The .300 Winchester Magnum option is available with a 23.6-inch heavy barrel and features a magazine with a capacity of eight rounds, while the .308 Winchester magazine holds 10 rounds and is available in either a 23.6-inch Heavy Barrel version or a 20-inch heavy barrel compact version. Both options feature a muzzle brake as well as a durable synthetic stock with an adjustable length-of-pull—via stackable buttplate inserts—and an adjustable cheek piece.

As in other Steyr high-performance bolt-action rifles, the SSG 04 is built on the Safe Bolt System (SBS) action with a unique 2+1 safety function that offers three settings operated by a wheel switch on the tang of the stock. The FIRE mode (safety off) is indicated by a red dot, and the first level of SAFE mode disables the firing mechanism while allowing the bolt to be cycled. The second SAFE position locks the bolt, at which point the bolt can be pushed down against the stock, locking the firing pin and firing mechanism out of firing position, allowing safe transportation with a round in the chamber. Simply pressing the safety’s release tab and rolling it forward returns the bolt to either the SAFE or the FIRE position. The receiver is topped with a Picatinny rail for optics mounting.

Another feature in the SSG 04 is the 2-stage magazine securing mechanism that uses a first stage to lock the magazine in but allows the bolt to be operated without feeding rounds in the magazine, thereby providing the user with the options of dry-firing or loading individual rounds by hand while maintaining a full magazine at the ready. Simply pressing up on the bottom of the magazine seats it in the second stage, which is ready for auto-loading.

The SSG 04 A1 is also available by special order. The SSG 04 A1 replaces the standard Picatinny rail with a shroud that is attached to the receiver and covers the barrel for the length of the forend. The shroud is topped with a full-length Picatinny rail, and two short rail segments are attached on the side of the shroud for mounting of accessories such as lights or lasers.

Additional Information

Model: SSG 04
Purpose: Long-Range Target Shooting, Tactical
Manufacturer: Steyr Mannlicher GmbH, Kleinraming, Austria
Importer: Steyr Arms, Inc., Bessemer, AL USA
Operation: Bolt-action repeating
Caliber: .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum
Magazine type/capacity: Polymer double-stack detachable box/10 rounds (.308); 8 rounds (.300)
Action material: 25CrMo4 steel
Barrel: 20- and 23.6-inch cold-hammer-forged heavy barrel
Rifling: 4 Grooves, 1:10 RH Twist .300, 1:12 RH Twist .308
Sights: 20-MOA Picatinny rail
Finish: Mannox®
Safety: 3+1 Position Safety
Trigger type: Single-stage, direct
Pull weight: 3 pounds, 8 ounces (adjustable)
Stock material/type: Reinforced polymer
Length of pull: 14.25 inches min. (0.33-inch inserts available)
Comb Adjustment: Adjustable
Drop at heel: Adjustable
Recoil pad: Elastomer; 0.8-inch thick
Sling swivels: Two studs
Checkering: None
Weight, empty: 10 pounds, 6 ounces
Overall length: 42.6 inches
Included accessories: Owner’s manual, hard travel case

Customer Reviews

Better Than Custom Review by Catahoula
Just got my new SSG-04 .308 20" set up with SB 3-12x and Spuhr 1-pc mount. I am not a big bolt gun shooter, so I was learning as I went. I didn't boresight, so at first I was just trying to get on paper. Then I had to figure out my click values on the optic. I moved the point of impact up 70cm!!! When I finally got my bearings, I was amazed. The 20" version can hit a quarter at 100 yards, easy, with non-match ammo (the factory target I received is a 1-hole 3-shot group). Also, when I read the descriptions, the 3-stage safety and 2-stage magazine got me scared: too complex?. In reality, it is a very simple, user- friendly gun and both those features, and stock adjustments, are self-explanatory. I think the safety is great. It is idiot-proof, reasonably priced, and very very precise. (Posted on 2/15/2018)
SSG04 300WM is the best rifle for your money Review by Beiruty
1) 3-shots in the same hole at 100 yards
2) Great rifle build
3) It has Harris Bipod for FREE
4) Excellent Muzzle Brake from factory
5) Soft pad (I had to upgrade mine)
6) Rail (not sure if mine came with 20MOA) but it came with the rail.
7) 2-positon magazine
9) Adjustable cheek rest
10) Excellent shoulder recoil pad, adjustability
11) Superb trigger
12) SUB-MOA certificate from Factory Mine was 0.8MOA)

0.25 to 0.35 MOA at 100 yards, 0.8 MOA at 500 yards with hand loads

Excellent Performance/Quality for you dollars

SSG04 in 6.5Creedmoor or 6Creedmoor with 10 rds mags
(Posted on 1/29/2018)
Not as shown any more Review by Deputy276
The rifle is fantastic. Couldn't be happier with it. However, it does NOT come as shown in the advertisement. It no longer comes with a hard case or a Harris bipod. It now comes in a cardboard box and the only accessories are a pair of sling swivels. I'm a bit surprised Steyr would do this, since anyone buying a gun of this type isn't concerned with the minimal extra cost of these two items. Now I have t go shopping around and buy these two things. Dumb move Steyr Arms. (Posted on 12/29/2017)
The SSG 04 Way Better Than I Imagined Review by S. Stirling
I was not aware that you could order these guns from Steyr. That's awesome. I have the SSG 04 in .308 Win. I can tell you that pictures just do not do this rifle justice. This is an amazing rifle for the money. I came about mine by a lucky fluke. I ordered an SSG-69 from a major local dealer that ended up having a manufacturing flaw related to the dove tail scope ring mounts that could not be fixed. Steyr offered to upgrade me to the SSG 04 for a modest charge because the SSG 69 had just gone out of production. My Dad has the Steyr Pro Hunter Heavy Barrel in .308 which I new to be a great highly accurate shooter. He has an NF Bench Rest scope on the gun. You just can't find any other Steyr models at dealers in North Georgia so I had not had the chance to see the SSG 04 in the person. I could not be more happy. This gun will shoot a 1" group at 200 yards from a bench with a bipod. I use an NF NSX 5.5-22x56 scope and shoot 168 gr Nosler Custom Comp BTHP. My gun club has a 520 yard plate range. With this gun its too easy to hit the smallest plate at 500 yards. I need to find a longer range or smaller plates. (Posted on 9/14/2017)
308 23.6 barrel Review by Robert
I really enjoy this rifle, it is superb. (Posted on 3/5/2017)
This gun in 300 win mag is the ultimate factory bolt rifle Review by Stan V
This is my favorite gun, by far. The more you get to know about it, the more you will love it. I have a 300wm. I recently put the fancy A1 rail system on it. I'm sending it in soon for the set trigger. I am prepared to beg Steyr to sell me another in 300wm and the first one has years of life left. That's how much I like it. Guys who don't own one of these, just don't understand. (Posted on 12/17/2016)
Steyr ssg o4 Review by richard de haas
It is agood looking weapon and very accurate with self made ammo the action is fantastic and also the trigger (Posted on 11/24/2016)
Awesome!! Review by Ty
I have two SS Geo fours one and 308 and one and 300 WinMag I also have a SSG 69 with the double set trigger.

These are the most accurate rifles in my collection. Everything about them is phenomenal and I can't say enough superlatives about them.

Buy one or two or three and it is guaranteed happiness. (Posted on 11/23/2016)
Awesome purchasing option as well as an awesome product Review by Travis
Purchased 300 win mag for a hunt out west. I have been surprised by the accuracy of this rifle (hand loaded rounds). Product has proven accuracy up to 500 yards at 3 moa. I would recommend to anyone as a long range option, weight would hinder everyday hunting rifle applications. (Posted on 9/24/2016)
Reliable Sub 0.5 MOA Rifle Review by Jan
I have had my 04-A1 for two years now and have enjoyed every outing at various ranges in SoCal. Everyone shooters at range who tried my rifle would compliment on the crisp trigger, light recoil and amazing accuracy. (Posted on 3/10/2016)
Amazing tool for the long distance shooter Review by Jamie
I purchased this rifle directly from Steyr and the experience was the best I have had of any online gun purchase. They literally shipped it the instant they received the FFL info. Steyr gets 5 stars for customer service as well! Everyone I dealt with was polite, helpful, knowledgable and articulate.
Steyr is know throughout the world for producing some of the best production arms available. This rifle is an absolute work of art, embodying beauty and function. The accuracy is under 1/2 moa. The fit and finish, is well, Austrian, need I say more? For the price it is an amazing piece of hardware. If you are on the fence about getting it, just do it, you won't be sorry! (Posted on 2/28/2016)
purchased one through cheaper than dirt's web site Review by eric moore
purchased one through cheaper than dirt's web site. The finest long range weapon I have in my collection. Very little recoil for the .300 win mag. trigger pull is awesome right out of the box. If my wife wouldn't kill me, I would buy another one. (Posted on 11/25/2015)

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