Italian Firearms Group announced a new addition to the Sabatti line of rifles set to debut in the U.S. market, introducing the Urban Sniper.
Designed for competition, precision and long range shooters, the Urban Sniper pairs long distance capabilities with a shorter 20-inch barrel, according to IFG. The rifle comes chambered in either 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Win and features a 5/8×24 threaded barrel.
The barrel is outfitted with Sabatti’s Multi-Radial Rifling which IFG points to as the “next generation in precision rifling.”
Inside the Urban Sniper’s barrel is one of the best-kept secrets in rifle building – Multi-Radial Rifling (MMR),” IFG said in a statement. “Instead of traditional lands and grooves, MRR employs two offset radiuses that impart the spin on the bullet. This process seals the bullet more perfectly to the bore, reducing stress on the projectile while producing less copper fouling, better accuracy, and increased muzzle velocity.”
The Urban Sniper boasts a thumbhole stock made of tough composite materials the company said will hold up through multiple years of use. The stock is both adjustable for length or pull and cheek height, with its style originating from the precision shooting realm. Complete with a Picatinny rail for optics, the long gun also accepts Remington two-piece 700 bases. Additional accessories, such as a bi-pod, can be attached via a rail underneath the forend.
Accepting standard AICS mags, the Urban Sniper ships with one 7-round magazine. No word yet on pricing.