NRA Gun of the Week: Sabatti Saphire Syn Bolt-Action Rifle

posted on February 16, 2019
The Sabatti Saphire Syn is a bolt-action rifle brought to American shores by Italian Firearms Group. Chambered for .308 Win. and feeding from a steel, detachable box magazine, the Saphire boasts a switch-barrel design that accommodates many popular U.S. and European chamberings—in both long- and short-action families. The rifle’s 25” cold-hammer-forged steel barrel furnishes a set of drift-adjustable iron sights for backup or standard use, and the barrel’s receiver provides two sections of integrally machined Picatinny rail for mounting optics. Internally, the Saphire utilizes a three-lug bolt head to make way for quick shooting when follow-up shots are required. A synthetic stock features both a left-side swell for the cheek and a Monte Carlo rise to help better position the shooter. To learn more about the Sabatti Saphire Syn, check out this NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman’s Christopher Olsen. 

Model: Sabatti Saphire Syn
Importer: Italian Firearms Group
Action Type: bolt-action center-fire rifle
Chambering: .308 Win.
Receiver: 7075 aluminum alloy
Barrel: 25" cold-hammer-forged steel; blued finish
Magazine: three-round detachable box
Sights: drift-adjustable notch rear and post front, Picatinny rails
Trigger: 4-lb. pull
Weight: 7 lbs., 6 ozs.
MSRP: $1,230

Additional Reading:
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