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Did anyone get a look at the Sabatti double rifles that Cabela's had before they were sold out? .500, .470 .416 or.450 NE for $4995 sounds like a deal to me but have not heard anything about them. They were extractor guns and monobloc but I would still have liked to look.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago
from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Sabbati it mentioned here as well as Baikal.

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from ellenburghunter wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I was out visiting Cabelas in Sidney NE about 2 weeks ago and they still have 4 guns left. One was the lower grade in 45-70 and then they had a 500 NE, 470 NE, and a 416.

The basic grade they said will continue to come in, in 45-70 and 9.3x74. The 45-70 I picked up was very light. Wood was absolutely plain but fit and finish was very good, much better than the Petrosolli Kodiaks. The real bummer were the sights, front is a cheap fiber optic and crumby rear. Still for $2999 it was deal, I think the 9.3 would be a better overall gun and perfect for deer hunting because of the weight.

The higher grades were amazing for the price. Wood was good, nice figure but straight through the grip. The machined engraving was also very nice, better than I would have expected, not like the laser engraving that you often see. Almost looked hand chased but it is not. Sights were 3 leaf and of good quality. They were sold out of the 450-400 NE and this was the caliber I would want.

In speaking with the Cabelas rep in the Gun Library he said that they will be ordering more but Sabatti is having a difficult time keeping up with the demand, so get your order in now. Said they have ordered a batch with ejectors and they will be $500 more.

Both the basic and higher grade are drilled and tapped for a scope. They have a really odd little base that goes on them, looks like a .22 base. The staff still does not know what bases fit on them and had not heard from Sabatti at that time. I think it would be best to have a gunsmith work out some kind of detachable setup from an existing manufacturer, that’s what I plan on doing.

These guns will not last long each time they come in, the 450-400’s went imediately. They are an excellent value from what I can see, can’t wait to get one.

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from jwallen wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Thanks for the response, a 450-400 with ejectors but without the cheesy engraving would be great. The color case is what I like. ellenburghunter, is that you CH?

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from ballard1 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I handeled the inexpensive 45-70 and looked at the case that it came with. The target was marked for range and load showing the group.(had grease from finger prints on target what more do you need?).
I'm having trouble seeing open sights with glasses, I like the optic sights.
Check out the web site of THE GUN WORKS in Springfield Or. they build double rifles out of shotguns, I looked at one at a gun show for the 577 2 1/2 or 3", they make there own reloading dies. I have not decided which to get, the one at Cabela's is nice.

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from ellenburghunter wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I was out visiting Cabelas in Sidney NE about 2 weeks ago and they still have 4 guns left. One was the lower grade in 45-70 and then they had a 500 NE, 470 NE, and a 416.

The basic grade they said will continue to come in, in 45-70 and 9.3x74. The 45-70 I picked up was very light. Wood was absolutely plain but fit and finish was very good, much better than the Petrosolli Kodiaks. The real bummer were the sights, front is a cheap fiber optic and crumby rear. Still for $2999 it was deal, I think the 9.3 would be a better overall gun and perfect for deer hunting because of the weight.

The higher grades were amazing for the price. Wood was good, nice figure but straight through the grip. The machined engraving was also very nice, better than I would have expected, not like the laser engraving that you often see. Almost looked hand chased but it is not. Sights were 3 leaf and of good quality. They were sold out of the 450-400 NE and this was the caliber I would want.

In speaking with the Cabelas rep in the Gun Library he said that they will be ordering more but Sabatti is having a difficult time keeping up with the demand, so get your order in now. Said they have ordered a batch with ejectors and they will be $500 more.

Both the basic and higher grade are drilled and tapped for a scope. They have a really odd little base that goes on them, looks like a .22 base. The staff still does not know what bases fit on them and had not heard from Sabatti at that time. I think it would be best to have a gunsmith work out some kind of detachable setup from an existing manufacturer, that’s what I plan on doing.

These guns will not last long each time they come in, the 450-400’s went imediately. They are an excellent value from what I can see, can’t wait to get one.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago
from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Sabbati it mentioned here as well as Baikal.

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from jwallen wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Thanks for the response, a 450-400 with ejectors but without the cheesy engraving would be great. The color case is what I like. ellenburghunter, is that you CH?

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from ballard1 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I handeled the inexpensive 45-70 and looked at the case that it came with. The target was marked for range and load showing the group.(had grease from finger prints on target what more do you need?).
I'm having trouble seeing open sights with glasses, I like the optic sights.
Check out the web site of THE GUN WORKS in Springfield Or. they build double rifles out of shotguns, I looked at one at a gun show for the 577 2 1/2 or 3", they make there own reloading dies. I have not decided which to get, the one at Cabela's is nice.

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