Express Rifles: The 30th Edition of the Safari Club International Italian Chapter Trophy Awards took place in the splendid setting of the hunting reserve “La Selva di Montese” in Modena on Saturday 30th June, 2018.

The competition was open to different categories, including double express rifles:  30 seconds to shoot four rounds at a target shaped like a reduced size Cape Buffalo at 50 m, by using only metallic sights. This recent edition was more challenging than the previous ones as the first shot had to be a brain shot that is a very small point area.

Vittorio Taveggia competed for the third year in a row with our Sabatti rifle model Europa EDL in caliber 9.3x74R (smallest caliber allowed in this competition).

Vittorio took second place in 2016, third in 2017 and won with 36 points in 2018. The score was so high to allow him to be ahead in the 4-category combined event and lead the entire Trophy.

The Europa EDL is available in different calibers representing the evolution of the 345 model, of which it kept all major features. The reinforced action in special steel is perfectly suitable to withstand the high pressures and stresses generated by big calibers. Cold hammer forged barrels in Chrome Molybdenum steel are responsible for the rifles incredible accuracy.

Skilled craftsmen weld barrels and ribs with very high resistance alloys, which assures perfect barrel convergence and shots that overlap at approximately 70 m. even after very heavy use. Ribs feature front sight and folding rear sights with fiber optic inserts for improved target acquisition.

The model Europa EDL is available either with single non-selective trigger or double trigger, and always comes with ejectors.

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