Sabatti Hunter Tactical .308
A rifle that combines precision for long distance shooting with lightweight and ease of carry?
- Lighter than a traditional tactical rifle?
- Exceptional shooting performance, even with standard loads?
- Ways of reducing shot migration due to barrel overheating?
- A barrel with a longer life cycle that will stay accurate longer than the standard match barrels
The Sabatti Tactical Hunter is a precision bolt-action long distance hunting rifle never offered before! The stock in high resistance Nylon is filled with glass fiber that increases strength and reduces the risk of breakage. It does not deform on shooting to the detriment of precision. The cheek piece is fully adjustable. The thick rubber recoil pad reduces perceived recoil even with Magnum calibers. Two types of trigger mechanisms are available to choose from: a Set trigger or a 2-step Match Trigger (DSMT). The MMR barrels on these rifles are all cold-hammer forged in house, and then carbon wrapped to reduce weight. The carbon wrapping reduces the muzzle diameter to a mere 16mm and 28mm at the mid point. This achieves better stability and improved ballistic performance.
The Tactical Hunter comes standard with the new Multiradial Rifling (MRR) where bullets are not severely deformed as happens with traditional and polygonal rifling, which enhances accuracy. Also there is no sharp corner to fill like in polygonal rifling. The MRR system greatly extends the life cycle of the barrel.
The rifle comes standard with an aluminum muzzle break. Despite weighing only 4.4 Kg. and being very easy to carry on every hunting situation, the rifle has a level of precision and stability that are impossible to find in this segment of the market.
- Muzzle break, standard on every rifle
- Interchangeable bolt handle
- MRR barrels
- The precision of MRR barrels now available for hunting
- Long distance shooting precision
- Light weight (10lbs)
- Ideal for antelope and goat hunting
- “Hunter’s green” look
Multi-radial rifling system designed and introduced by Sabatti S.p.A.
- HIGHER BULLET SPEED
- IMPROVED GROUP CONCENTRATION
- REDUCED NUMBER OF FLIERS
- LESS COPPER DEPOSITS
- LESS CLEANING REQUIRED
- EASIER CLEANING WHEN NEEDED
- LESS BARREL WEAR
Sabatti S.p.A. has designed and introduced a new precision rifling profile called MULTI-RADIAL (MRR®) with unique features over that of traditional rifling.
The objective was to develop a rifling system with all the positives of the traditional type and none of the negatives.
If you compare the TRADITIONAL RIFLING (pic. 1 below) with the POLYGONAL (pic. 2 below) and the MULTI-RADIAL ones (pic. 3 below), you will see that the last one is ideal with both traditional and monolithic bullets.
With MULTI-RADIAL barrels (pic. 3) two different radiuses alternate in order to positively grip the bullet geometrically without submitting it to extreme stress.
As a matter of fact, the bullets are pressure formed following a circumference and not cut like in traditional rifling (pic. 1) which extends the life cycle of the barrel. Also there is no sharp corner to fill like in the other rifling systems (pic. 1 & 2), therefore the barrel is cleaner and wears more slowly.
All tests we have carried out prove that:
MULTI-RADIAL barrels perform better and with more accuracy than barrels with traditional rifling using traditional lead bullets in cal. 7,62 mm (.308”) and cal. 6,5 mm (.264”) as well as monolithic bullets.
Speed is higher than with traditional rifling - up to 12% under certain circumstances - at standard pressure values. Bullets seal the barrel bore better thus preventing gas from escaping forward and optimizing the effect of the propelling energy. Also friction between bullets and barrel is reduced to the minimum.
Group concentration is substantially improved due to the extremely tight manufacturing tolerances that can be kept while manufacturing MULTI-RADIAL barrels. As a matter of fact the multi-radial rifling lends itself perfectly to our cold hammer forging. The resulting rifling profile consistency is excellent and the overall quality of our barrels is increased.
The specific rifling geometry of the forcing cone in MULTI-RADIAL barrels makes it possible for the chamber neck and freebore to guide the bullets into the rifling more precisely and steadily than with the traditional rifling system – the bullet matches the barrel axis in the best possible way thus reducing the fliers.
Under similar circumstances – less copper deposits inside MULTI-RADIAL barrels and, therefore, less cleaning is required. Also, when needed, cleaning is much easier to do than with traditional rifling.
Shooters can improve MULTI-RADIAL barrel performance by simply lapping the bore with abrasive paste pads with no fear of ruining the rifling edges like with traditional rifling.
These are all the reasons why MULTI-RADIAL rifling is truly ideal for target and competition shooting and is requested by almost all our shooters. And that is why now all Sabatti target rifles in cal. 308 Win. and most cal. 6,5x47 Lapua come with MULTI-RADIAL rifling.