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.