Long held in high regard by professional African guides and hunters for their dependability, Chapuis now brings their side-by-side rifles to the U.S. with the Chapuis Elan Double Rifles. Chambered in the venerable .375 H&H FL, .450-400 NE and .470 NE calibers, the Elan Double Rifles serve as the go-to double rifle from whitetails to dangerous African game.
Elan, French for “dashing, spirit,” Double Rifles capture the essence of the need for rock-solid reliability when seconds count during a hunt. Chapuis enjoys a reputation for its sturdy, never-fail performance. So much so that many professional African guides rely on the double rifles as their back-up gun when hunters pursue dangerous game. The 24- and 25-inch barrels concentrate the weight between the two hands and give unparalleled balance with intuitive and quick pointability.
The side-by-side rifles are available in two models, the Elan Classic and the Elan Artisan. Both rifles enjoy a classic stock sporting cheekpiece and a recoil-absorbing rubber buttpad. Blued barrels are tipped with the traditional V-shaped express sights graduated out to 300 yards to keep hunters on target. The front sight also has a high-vis, flip-up night sight for low-light conditions. Additionally, the rifles offer the option to attach EAW or Recknagel scope mounts with no modification.
The Elan Classic features a laser-engraved receiver and a AAA-grade satin walnut stock. The Artisan boasts AAAAA-grade satin walnut stock and hand-engraved receiver. Both models come in a prestige-grade, custom-fitted hard case for safe transportation and storage.
To learn more about the Elan Classic and Artisan Double Rifles or other Chapuis products, please visit www.chapuis-usa.com.
Chapuis Elan Classic and Artisan Double Rifles
Calibers: .375 H&H Flanged Magnum, .450-400 Nitro Express, .470 Nitro Express. Twist rate: 1;12 RH. Barrel length: 25.5 inches (24 inches for .470 NE). Overall Length: 43 inches (41 inches for .470 NE). Weight: 9.2-9.5 lbs. Stock: AAA-grade Circassian walnut (Classic), AAAAA Grade Circassian walnut (Artisan). Receiver: Laser engraved (Classic), Hand-engraved (Artisan) Sights: Express. Trigger: Double. Safety: Manual. Length of Pull: 15.3 inches. Drop at Heel: 2.55 inches. Drop at Comb: 1.57 inches. Automatic ejectors. Warranty: 2 years. MSRP: Classic: 375 H&H FL ($11,399), .450-400 NE ($12,899), .470 NE ($14,299).; Artisan: 375 H&H FL ($19,459), .450-400 NE ($20,859), .470 NE ($22,199).
Based in the Loire Valley of France, Chapuis Armes is a century-old manufacturer of premium hunting shotguns and big game rifles. For many decades, they have provided side-by-side and over-under shotguns for upland hunters the world over, as well as double rifles for the most demanding African hunting professionals. Besides their legendary reliability, Chapuis rifles and shotguns are best known for the quality and beauty of their wood and fine engravings. Beginning in 2021, Chapuis premium guns are distributed in the USA exclusively by Benelli USA, and they are covered by a 2-year warranty.