SHOT Show 2019 – the Sabatti ST-18 bolt-action rifle is the lates release from the well-known Italian manufacturer of high-accuracy rifles, soon to be made available on the international market
A modern and captivating design, built around a high-strength polymer (Ryton) chassis with a rounded handguard machined out of a solid billet of 7075-T6 airspace-grade lightweight aluminum alloy (ERGAL-55), the Sabatti ST-18 bolt-action long range rifle was first showcased by the Italian manufacturer – one of Europe’s best known makers of bolt-action long-range rifles – at the 2019 edition of the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Conceived for hunting, long-range shooting competition and Police uses alike, the new Sabatti ST-18 is planned to be distributed with 20-inch and 24-inch barrels to begin with – all featuring the Multi-Radial Rifling (MRR) that made Sabatti’s rifles so famous for their accuracy.
The polymer chassis of the Sabatti ST-18 rifle features an AR-15 style buffer tube to adapt to any M4-style collapsible buttstock; at the heart of the rifle itself is a new free-floating action developed in close collaboration with BCM Europearms, manufactured with the utmost attention to heat treatments to provide a high level of resistance and a long service life even if high-pressure loads are used habitually.
Fed through an AICS-compatible magazine well, the Sabatti ST-18 bolt-action long-range rifle offers a reliable feeding and a smooth operation; all controls – including the magazine release catch and the bolt handle knob – are oversized to provide comfortable operation even when wearing thick gloves.
Sabatti’s signature trigger is extremely light and offers a crisp release while at the same time remaining completely safe. The first tests carried on the Sabatti ST-18 by selected shooters in Italy returned impressive results, with the specially-designed muzzle brake reducing recoil considerably and maintaining utmost stability. Accuracy is also impressive.
The Sabatti ST-18 is offered in calibers like .308 Winchester, .260 Remington, 6,5X47 Lapua and 6,5 Creedomoor, so ready for popular precision shooting competitions, as well as for several hunting applications. For price and availability of the Sabatti ST-18 rifle please refer to your local dealer.