The Sabatti Double Rifle

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by Glenn, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. PaulT

    PaulT AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    9
    My Photos:
    134
    Member of:
    S.C.I. International. Rowland Ward. Sporting shooters Association of Australia. Australian Deer Association.
    Hunted:
    Aus. N.Z & Zim.
    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

    bebo AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    6
    PaulT
    Very interesting point of view !:D
     
  3. Heym 88

    Heym 88 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    23
    Member of:
    DSC
    Hunted:
    US
    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:
     
  4. bebo

    bebo AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    6
    It's soon .... I'm waiting your tests which 'll add to others ... cause day after day this double becomes my "target", contagious ??:beer:
     
  5. bassasdaindia

    bassasdaindia AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    39
    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 ?
     
  6. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,354
    Likes Received:
    272
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    The new Sabatti's are properly regulated and reasonably priced.
     
  7. bebo

    bebo AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    6
    Very Good news!! :satisfied:
    This rifle is really good looking !! :thumb: :daydreaming:
    But what is its price ? Do you know it ?
     
  8. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,354
    Likes Received:
    272
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    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.
     
  9. bassasdaindia

    bassasdaindia AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    39
    how does one establish the new from the old ? are there serial numbers to avoid ?
     
  10. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,354
    Likes Received:
    272
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    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 .
     
  11. bebo

    bebo AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    6
    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:
     

Share This Page