The Sabatti Rover Compact Scout is a “General Purpose” among our bolt action hunting rifles, fast and easy to handle.
It comes with a fully adjustable Thumbhole stock and a 510-mm long MRR (Multi Radial Rifling) barrel with short rifling that stabilizes even the heaviest bullets.
Thanks to its thumbhole stock is sure to swing and ensures a faster acquisition of the wild.
The standard version of this bolt action among our hunting rifles, features muzzle break, thread cover and detachable 7-round magazine (5 for the Italian market).
The barrel of the Compact Scout is provided with a 2-piece Picatinny rail to fit a traditional scope.
The adjustable rear sight with fiber optic insert mounted on this hunting rifle allows faster acquisition of moving targets while hunting also in the thick of the forest.
Back in 1985 the industrial designers and engineers at FIAS (Fabbrica Italiana Armi Sabatti, now Sabatti) were challenged to design an action that would compete with the most popular US actions. They did so by incorporating the best features of all bolt action rifles sold in the USA in just one action. Expectations were not only met but also exceeded and, 35 years later, this extremely versatile action is still widely used for hunting, competition, long-distance shooting and training.
The action is manufactured by state of the art high tech casting of best quality steel alloys subsequently machined on the most advanced CNC equipment. The same applies to the bolt with its solid handle and two Mauser-style tenons. Both action and bolt are heat treated after machining for superior resistance and durability.
This traditional 2-tenon action with 90 degrees bolt opening may be less fluid and slightly slower to operate than newer 3-tenon actions. However, military troops, hunters and shooters have used it for over 120 years accumulating endless experience that translates in unmatchable reliability. Robust contact surfaces between tenons, bolt and frame combined with the long travel of the firing pin make this action perfectly suitable even under the worst weather conditions.
The solid recoil lug also plays an important role in increasing the overall solidity of the action and reducing vibration to the benefit of precision.
And for all the reasons above shooters of all ages and provenance still choose Sabatti rifles built on Rover actions and love them!