Bolt Action repeating rifle designed for driven hunting of fast moving targets.

  • Barrels in Chrome Molybdenum Steel:
    • The Chrome and Molybdenum added to the steel substantially improve its resistance to wear generated by the incandescent ammunition over that of traditional carbon steel. This is especially true of the first part of the rifling.
    • The bars of steel we use are all induction treated at the steel mill which translates into a longer life cycle of our barrels.
  • Cold hammer forging:
    • We rifle all our barrels by cold deformation rather than simply by subtractive manufacturing, which results in improved dimensional consistency and allows us to use steels with better mechanical characteristics (harder).
  • Our frames and bolts are machined from solid blocks of high-resistance steel alloys. They undergo tailored heat treatments to optimize strength and durability.
      • Our frames undergo a Neutral Hardening Process to achieve strength and resistance. After this is complete, the areas in the frames subject to the highest levels of stress undergo additional spot hardening.
      • Our bolts with two front lugs undergo a case hardening and an additional hardening operation, which increases surface hardness and fatigue strength by creating a hardened surface layer and a hard core.
  • Rover 600-Short action with removable magazine (chambered in smaller calibers).
  • Rover 870-Long action with solid magazine or removable magazine on request (chambered in medium to big calibers).
  • Walnut stock, hand checkered and oil polished.
    • Rubber recoil pad.
  • Accessories
    • Mounts with separate bases and 25.4mm or 30mm rings compatible with those for the model Rem. 700.

Sabatti action

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!