African Dangerous Game Side by Side safari double rifle in .450/400 Nitro Express 3” Double triggers with Extractors.
The .450/400 3" Nitro Express AKA 400 Jeffery was once a favored caliber before the .375 H&H. This will fire a 400 grain bullet over 2100 FPS making it an excellent Cape Buffalo rifle. The high sectional density of the 400 grain solid at 2100 FPS will penetrate deeper than 458 Win Mag with a 500 grain solid making this an effective elephant rifle with manageable recoil. It is better to shoot a 400 grain bullet accurately and quickly that a 500 grain bullet poorly. Consider a 450/400 as you Dangerous Game rifle.
According to John Taylor he wrote about the 450/400 3"..."I have used it extensively on all kinds of African game from Elephant on down with the greatest possible satisfaction." "I have never heard any African hunter complain about the .400." "For some reason that I find difficult to explain, I derived greater pleasure from using the .400 than any other caliber; and no weapon behaved more successfully in my hands."
Craig Boddington recently tested and reviewed several of the new Sabatti rifles and said they were some of the finest double rifles he has ever shot at any price. He was so impressed that he purchased one of the Sabatti rifles he reviewed. See his Article in Petersen Hunting Dangerous Game Issue December 2016.
We carry Hornady Ammunition. Brass, Bullets and reloading dies the 450/400 3" Nitro Express.
Sabatti rifles are built with the latest CNC machinery for tight tolerance, precision fit and lower cost of production blended with Old world craftsmanship to have the best of both worlds.
Designed and manufactured to assure performance, strength, reliability and accuracy. The receiver is forged & milled from a solid block of high strength steel.
All Big Five Express rifles have a larger receiver, mono barrel block system with dual locking lugs for extraordinary strength as required for large dangerous game caliber.
Deluxe Engraved silver coin finished receiver with sculptured action release lever.
This rifle has double triggers with extractors. Extractor are preferred by some hunter because they are foolproof reliable and the action is easier to close.
The safety is tang mounted and slides forward to fire.
The 24" barrels are cold hammer forged from 4140 chrome molybdenum steel. The barrels are installed in a mono block base with dual locking lugs for extraordinary strength. Hand regulated with Hornady DG ammunition to within 2.5" point of impact center to center at 50 yards. The new barrel brazing process affords extraordinary strength and long life. After final regulation they are finish in a high luster blued.
Brass bead front sight with a 3 leaf rear express sight. The rear sight is adjustable for Windage. Elevation can be adjusted by replacing the front sight blade with a different height available from IFG in Amarillo Texas.
A 12 mm European quick debatable Scope base is included for scope mounting. The scope base is designed to straddle the quarter rib behind the rear sight and attaches with 4 provided screws. The European 12 mm Contessa type base is the preferred base for this type of rifle due to its low profile, strong recoil lug and the ability to quickly detach your scope and still use your express sights over the base. Also this type of base does not detract from the clean appearance of the rifle. If you prefer a standard American Weaver style scope base can be substituted.
All IFG Sabatti rifles are proof tested by Italian law to C.I.P. standards at 25% over pressure of standard factory ammunition. The barrels are measured before and after firing 2 over pressure rounds and checked for any changes in measurements. Only then will the barrels be stamped with the Government's Proof House stamp and returned to the manufacturer for sale.
The selected grade walnut stock with full Bavarian cheek piece & beavertail forearm are hand checkered and oil finished. The wonderful thing about an oil finish is that it very easy to repair scratches and dents without having to refinish the entire stock.
The rifle weighs 9.9 pounds.
The rifle is regulated and sighted in at 50 yards with Hornady Dangerous Game ammunition. Guaranteed to shoot both barrels in a 2 1/2" or less at 50 yards.
New production for IFG from famous Italian gun maker Sabatti.
Imported, distributed and serviced by:
IFG-NA, LLC dba Italian Firearms Group
P.O. Box 2726
Amarillo, Texas 79105
Wholesale Hunter and IFG offers a satisfaction and accuracy guarantee. The rifle will shoot within 2.5" or less at 50 yards with Hornady DGS or DGX ammunition as it was regulated with. If the rifle is unable to achieve a 2.5" center to center or less group with both barrels at 50 yards you may return the rifle for adjustment, repair or exchange with in 30 day We also offer a satisfaction guarantee for fit , finish and advertised as described. When the rifle is shipped to your dealer for transfer, you may inspect the rifle before the transfer is made. If the rifle is not what you expected for any reason, you may refuse to accept the transfer , have your dealer ship it back to us on our account and we will refund 100% of your money including shipping.
This is a 100% no risk to the buyer transaction. We are certain you will be satisfied with your rifle. We stand behind our product with a local USA company and service center.
The main pictures are of the actual rifle.
Note the scope and rings are not included.
The regulation proof target is included with the craftsman's signature, range and ammunition noted on the target.
Should service ever be needed, IFG in Amarillo, TX will service the rifle or supply parts