cz550 505 gibbs and sabatti 500NE

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  1. Deinotherium

    Deinotherium New Member

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    i'm looking to purchase one of these guns, i don't have a particular reason in mind other than i really like big bore rifles, especially doubles, i am wondering if anyone has experience with the sabatti, i see i can get it for around $5000, which to me seems very reasonable for a double rifle, i really like the cz550 but if the sabatti turns out to be a good rifle for the price that is what i would like to get, so if anyone has any experience with either of these rifles let me know how you like them
  2. Cliffy

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    I, too, have looked at them They look very good, they seem to have a good reputation and the owner of the company stands by his product, I did find that if I do buy one I will need more drop at the heel and some cast off in order for the sights to line up perfectly when the gun is mounted.
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    Buy the CZ the Sabbati is a POS in the long run.... You can buy a CZ 505 for around 2600-3000 and it is a soild DGR. I have shot a few on the Sabbatti's and I might buy one in a 450/400 but would not touch one in a 500.

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  4. Deinotherium

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    what's wrong with the sabbatti in 500 compared to a 450/400? the cz in 505 is probably what i'll end up going with, i know cz makes a quality rifle but i just don't know enough about the sabbatti to spend that kind of money on one
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    The Sabbatti 500 was my introduction to double rifles shooting. It required proper fitting, a mercury recoil reducer, a better set of ERA sights and a few months of mucking around with loads to get something that resembled the factory regulating target. It is now at a stage where it is ready for a DG hunt.
    A CZ 550 was purchased by a good friend of mine in 375 H&H at the same time as I purchased my Sabbatti. He too had fiddle with the factory original: Action reworked, get magazine fedding properly with Woodleigh PP bullets,trigger job, repair and rebedding when the stock split forward of the magazine well and a decent set of sights too. Now is ready for a DG hunt.
    Both of us have spent more money and time on an original purchase, just to get it "right". I would have rather spent all that money in the first place and got what I needed first up. Speaking of getting it right, the Winchester Model 70 safari express just about ticks all the boxes.
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    I like the double, however you can't go wrong with the cz in 505 Gibbs reliability.........

    My best always

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