This, of course, would not be a workable proposition with a traditional bolt-action in which the bolt's locking lugs engage matching recesses in the receiver. At least, it wouldn't work for long, because a non-threaded barrel would want to blow forward like a torpedo. Dakota and Sauer, however, solve this mechanical dilemma by locking the bolt into the barrel rather than the receiver. Thus the receiver becomes only a fixture that holds everything together, but with no particular strength requirements. This system allows the manufacturer to concentrate on a design that ensures the best possible alignment of barrel, action and scope. With the Dakota rifle the alignment is further enhanced by a simple clamping arrangement that tightens the receiver ring around the barrel shank for a near-perfect repeatable fit. In classic takedown fashion, the forearms of the Dakota and Sauer rifles detach to reduce the length of the stock.