The Sabatti Double Rifle

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  1. PaulT

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    I used a Sabatti .500 this year to knock down a wild Oxen at around 90yds.

    The rifle performed as expected.
    Shouldering, aiming and shooting that one shot was no issues though the general shape of the Sabatti stock is tending a little high for me personally.

    This particular rifle, owned by a freind of mine from Nth Carolina, appears well made, is accurate enough and does not suffer from any of the "dremmel" regulating issues the rifles have become synonomous for.

    I watched him over the week exhibit some of the finest double rifle feild shots it has ever been my pleasure to witness.

    From my limited exposure to them I would suggest to anyone to try the feel of their stocks.

    If the stock fits you and you confidently know how to identify, and steer clear of, examples with ground muzzles then the Sabatti represents a viable economical entry level double rifle.
     
  2. bebo

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    Very interesting point of view !:D
     
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    Thanks enysse...between the whitworth, both rugers, and win model 70 375's and 416 rigby..my double will finnish me out. One of these bolt guns will fit and shoot better than the others. We will see how I do with the double. I started paying on it in august and am over halfway now. Maybe by the end of March..:thinking:
     
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    It's soon .... I'm waiting your tests which 'll add to others ... cause day after day this double becomes my "target", contagious ??:beer:
     
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    I saw a 470 NE Sabatti double at the Huntex Show (South Africa) it sure looks impressive.

    I have read that Sabatti has had problems,have these been resolved or not ?
     
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    The new Sabatti's are properly regulated and reasonably priced.
     
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    Very Good news!! :satisfied:
    This rifle is really good looking !! :thumb: :daydreaming:
    But what is its price ? Do you know it ?
     
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    Well the Basic model 92 in a 45-70 and 9.2x74mm is $3000 US DOLLARS.
    The Model 92 Deluxe in the 450/400 NE, 416 Rigby, 450 NE, 470 NE and 500 NE cost $5000 without ejectors, $5500 with ejectors at Cabelas.
     
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    how does one establish the new from the old ? are there serial numbers to avoid ?
     
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    The old ones had the end of the barrels regulated by a dremel tool. As far as serial numbers, that's beyond my knowledge level. Cabelas would let you return the gun if it didn't shoot well but overseas I'm sure the guarantee situation is different .
     
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    You are happy !!!!! VERY HAPPY !!! Here in Europa NO :small:
    In Europa, where Sabatti has his headquarter: Double "Big Five" .470 or .500 NE : 7700 $ !!!!!!!!!! (5500€) :banghead: :confusion: :samurai: :goodbye:

    Sniff !!!! :angrymob:
     
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    Just got a report from a friend in South Africa that a hunter in his party had a major problem with his new Sabatti. While the rifle fired well the hunters were caught in the rain. Everyone went back to camp and cleaned their guns including he Sabatti owner. Everyone oiled their rifles before retiring for the evening. The following morning the Sabatti was rusted.
     
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    Well it's safe to say the Sabatti is no longer on my wish list. Seems to be a long list of problems with the Sabatti. A little rain on a well oiled gun sould have been no problem, I could see if it were blood, blood is very corrosive.
     
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    I am seeing ads for Sabatti's regulated by Ken Owen. The only calibers I can find is 450- 400 and 470 NE. The rifles are advertised to be regulated for Hornady Ammo. Anybody know any additional information about these Owen regulated rifles?
     
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    I bought one of the rifles your speaking of.

    the rifle didn't shoot worth beans with factory ammunition and I had to customize hand loads to get it to perform some kind of group. then when I finally got it shooting "useful" groups it bound up and became extremely difficult to open the rifle. I sent the gun back for a refund.

    from first hand experience, I can strongly advise against buying a Sabatti rifle! save your money and buy a Chapuis or Merkel (buy new, NOT used).

    -matt
     
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    Sounds like someone needs to learn how to properly clean a rifle and the proper equipment to use. Or perhaps the gentleman angered the Rust Gods? That sadly sounds a bit far out to blame the gun rusting on the gun itself.
     
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    Matt: Thanks for the advice...back to the drawing board for me.
     

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