African Dangerous Game Side by Side safari double rifle in .450 Nitro Express” Double triggers with auto ejectors.
The .450 Nitro Express evolved from the .450 Express which was a Black powder cartages. The .450 Nitro Express was the first of the Nitro Express cartridges and the standard to which all of dangerous game cartridges and measured. Is more then adequate to handles and animal the walks the earth. It propels a .458 diameter bullet weighing 480 grains at 2015 FPS.
Designed and manufactured for performance, strength, reliability & accuracy. The receiver is forged & milled from a solid block of high strength steel.
IFG 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.
All Big Five Express rifles have a larger receiver with mono block barrel base and dual locking lugs for extraordinary strength to handle any large dangerous game calibers.
Deluxe Engraved coin finished receiver with sculptured action release lever.
This rifle has double triggers with auto ejectors. Both rounds extract on opnening but only the spent round will eject.
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.
An 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 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.
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 select grade walnut stock with full Bavarian cheek piece & beavertail forearm are hand checkered and oil finished. The great thing about true oil finishes is that small scratches and dents can easily be repaired without having to refinish the entire stock.
The stocks have a long length of pull so if required they can be cut to fit your exact length, But it is not necessary. They are fitted with a red rubber butt plate.
We provide a set of non-detachable sling swivels with the rifle but they are not installed because some hunter's prefer not to have a sling on a DGR. If you prefer sling swivels, the provided sling swivels can be install by any competent gunsmith at your option.
The rifle weighs 9.9 pounds.
New production for IFG from the famous Italian gun maker Sabatti.
Imported, distributed and serviced by IFG, Italian Firearm Group in Amarillo Texas.
IFG and Wholesale Hunter offers a satisfaction and accuracy guarantee. The rifle will shoot within 2.5" or less at 50 yards with Hornady DGS or DGX ammunition that it was regulated with. If the rifle is unable to achieve a 2.5" or less group with both barrels at 50 yards you may return the rifle for adjustment, exchange o
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.