THE TLD GOLD IS ONE OF THE NEW RIFLES MANUFACTURED BY SABATTI. IT IS INTENDED FOR BOTH TRADITIONAL 300-M SHOOTING AND LONG DISTANCE, THE DISCIPLINE THIS RIFLE IS NAMED AFTER.
This model was designed and engineered by Sabatti in cooperation with the well-known “BCM” company. It represents a natural evolution towards very technical and high performance competition rifles that meet the requests of very demanding and knowledgeable shooters. This precision rifle does not come from an adaptation of an existing hunting action. It was actually designed and built specifically for competition shooting featuring perfect alignment of bolt and barrel and perfect fit of lugs and frame to maximise contact surfaces. The stock design is also innovative. Despite being inspired by F-Class and Open Category stocks, the addition of a removable magazine makes it usable in all competitions. In fact, the way the action fits the stock is what tells this rifle apart. Stock and frame do not touch like they normally do. The frame is actually “suspended” above the stock by means of a front “V” block, that also functions as a recoil lug, and a rear round cradle, which eliminates stress and improves shooting. We have named this self-regulating system “SUSPENDED ACTION” whereas bedding is not only unnecessary but also potentially limiting.
We definitely had high performance in mind when we started to work on our precision rifles and specifically the TLD GOLD, but we did not neglect safety either.
We consciously decided to stay away from any engineering solution that could create issues down the road with metal ammunition developing uncontrolled pressures. The system we adopted actually minimises damages of such occurrences. We always suggest using factory-loaded ammunition versus potentially dangerous reloaded ones. However, we do know reloading is very popular and we do know that the weakest and most dangerous component is always the case that gets reloaded multiple times and, when it breaks, may seriously injure shooters and bystanders. Mechanism, bolt and magazine are all machined from solid bars of high quality steel. Their surface is hard, but their core is soft, which makes them super strong, but not fragile. This is of the utmost importance with long distance rifles as shooters are notorious for “abusing” ammunition while trying to squeeze yet another meter a second out of them. The 3-tenon locking mechanism is also responsible for a very fast 60 opening. The new guillotine-type extractor helps support the rim o the shell while seating in the bolt head, thus minimising the risk of abnormal deformation. The bolt is ground for precision tolerances and chromed for protection against oxidation caused by exposure to combustion residues as well as wear. The chroming and extreme polishing of all sliding surfaces yield a very smooth operation which translates into more speed and less stress on a shooter who does not have to deal with bolts that get stuck or do not run smoothly. All barrels are cold hammer forged and feature the MRR Multi radial Rifling now considered as synonymous of precision and reliability by shooters the world over. The trigger mechanism can be either a 3-lever Match or the new 2-step one (DSMT), whose excellent performance we constantly strive to improve. The stock in the TLD model is an evolution of an “F-Class” stock and it is definitely geared towards competition. It is made of a new multi layer laminated material of Italian origin, much stronger than the materials coming from Northern Europe. The result is a more rigid stock which improves performance overall. And as we felt we “owed” our shooters a chance to further customise their rifles, rather than having to adjust to it, all our TLD come standard with adjustable cheek piece and spacers for LOP adjustment. As a result, the TLD is one of the most innovative and high performance precision rifles on the market today whose modern captivating lines do not go unnoticed.
- Best value for the money
- Modern and captivating design
- Excellent precision
- Very compact shot groups with minimal shot dispersion
- Barrels that overheat less and produce minimal shot migration on target
- More durable barrels – less wear and, therefore, improved precision over time
- MRR rifling
- Highly compatible with a wide variety of accessories (mounts, stands etc.)
- Regulation for long distance shooting