The Sapphire SYN: Sabatti all purpose hunting rifle is cutting edge among Sabatti's deer hunting rifles. Handy and robust thanks to its synthetic stock it is the ideal hunting bolt action rifle for challenging hunts in hostile environments. The action is machined from a solid block of Ergal 55 aluminum alloy and features two integrated Picatinny rails for fast fitting and regulation of sighting devices. The bolt with 3 front lungs is no longer a monolithic piece but is made in three parts: the head, the body and the handle. This allows a more accurate manufacturing of the parts, the use of different kind of steel and heat treatments based on the mechanical features required. The bolt moves very smoothly after assembly and its floating head guarantees perfect contact on all 3 lugs thus enhancing precision. The barrels in AISI 4140 steel (42CrMo4) are all cold hammer forged. Their Multiradial Rifling (MMR) improves accuracy and guarantees longer barrel life, easy cleaning and higher bullets speed. The threaded muzzle is “break ready”.
The barrel extension made of NiCrMo steel is hardened and tempered by a special process to improve hardness on the surface and tenacity in the heart; it is the most important part of the gun and the safety is entirely related to this piece together with the bolt head. On the Saphire Syn. the safety is a typical 2-position side lever that locks trigger and sear.