Franchi shotgun- Any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Manufacturers' started by Jaison, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Been considering a new upland/Duck gun lately.

    One that’s caught attention is the Franchi Affinity 3. Haven’t decided on 12 or 20, but leaning toward 12 regarding waterfowl.

    I’m a functionality over looks guy. The polymer stock is currently the favorite. The Benelli inertia system is appealing, too.

    Anyone have one of these shotguns? Any thoughts or experiences either way?

    Thanks in advance.

    https://www.franchiusa.com/affinity-3-semi-auto-shotgun
     
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  2. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    I don’t have one, but they are solid guns. If I wanted inertia I’d buy it over the more expensive “B” a bit better fit and finish over the stoeger

    I like a gas gun most of the time.


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  3. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Thanks, Jerry.

    Can you tell me why you prefer the gas over inertia? The only other operating systems I’ve used are pump and an old Savage 745 recoil.
     
  4. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    I have a good friend of mine who has several Brownings and he says that if he were going to buy anything else it would be a Franchi.
     
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  5. cjleete

    cjleete G&G Evangelist

    The only bad things I heard about Franchi were from SPAS-12 shooters that were trying to cycle mouse-fart target loads through their guns that were designed for armed conflict. So... not really bad things.
     
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  6. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Recoil

    All guns are going to generate the same recoil pulse with a given load. A gas system typically spreads it out over a longer curve making perceived recoil a bit less.

    Shooting my brothers super black eagle feels more like a pump to me as far as recoil.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.luckygunner.com/lounge/gas-vs-inertia-shotguns/amp/
     
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  7. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Note: last duck hunt with my brother, I look over and he has a Winchester SX4. Gas gun. Asked him about it because he was always a die hard bennelli boy. Inertia. Says his shoulder isn’t what it used to be. Inertia’s are light, trim, easy to maintain for the good of em. IMG_3275.jpg


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  8. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    The SX4 is also being considered. It's in the top 5.
     
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  9. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Anything in the SX line, 2,3 or 4 is pretty solid. Not forgetting the SX1 it’s just kinda rare.
    I’ve been shooting my SX2 since 2004


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