The Beretta A400 is my favorite so far but out of my price range. First, it's a good-looking gun. An orange F on the trigger bridge identifies the shotgun unmistakably as a Franchi product. Very solid guns at a fair price point. Even as you first shoulder it, you’ll be surprised by its lean dimensions, functional design and ideal weight and balance. The buttstock offers a 123/ 8-inch length-of-pull, to which, spacers can be add-ed. The Affinity 3.5 is dependable and durable, fast and light. Franchi Affinity 12GA Review. The Franchi Affinity 3 goes for $849 to $959 MSRP and you can buy it for even less over the counter. It’s a feature-rich sportsman’s shotgun made to be used all year. A handsome satin walnut stock and forend offer a traditional appearance, and sport checkered texturing for a dependable grip, even in wet conditions. The matte version knocks $100 off of MSRP. The Affinity 3 semi-automatic shotgun is the ideal coming together of Italian craftsmanship and American passion. My buddy has a Franchi Affinity 3 inch and no complaints what so ever other then he said make sure you let bolt shut good. A look at the Franchi Over-and-Under Shotgun in the Uplands. With an MSRP around $1,000 and a seven-year warranty, it’s a … Rhino Chokes Two extended, ported, color-coded turkey chokes (Turkey and Extra-Full Turkey) from Rhino Chokes come with Affinity Turkey Elite shotgun so you can change them quickly and optimize patterns for conditions. Sounds like the Affinity isn’t quite right for my needs. If ever there were a biased gun review, this is it. The Franchi Affinity 3 Semi-Auto Shotgun is the ideal coming together of Italian craftsmanship and American passion. That's no small order, but the Affinity impresses on a variety of fronts. Thanks for all of the replies. The trim forend helps keep your eye close to the bore axis, meaning quicker and more intuitive pointing. To get a feeling with the gun, the first way was of course the clay pigeon range. The Affinity is offered in a range of finishes and styles, ranging from wood, silvered action and black to full camo clad in various patterns to left handed models and even competition grades and slug guns. Franchi’s Affinity Compact is a short-stock, 24-inch or 26-inch version of the full-size Affinity. The Franchi® Affinity® Elite Upland Semi-Auto Shotgun uses an Inertia Driven® operating system to cycle 2-3/4"-3" shells flawlessly, without adjustments. The Affinity 3.5 is dependable and durable, fast and light. With an MSRP around $1,000 and a seven-year warranty, it’s a … The trim forend helps keep your eye close to the bore axis, meaning quicker and more intuitive pointing. The test Franchi, weighing 7¼lb (relatively light for a semi-auto), has a 3”-chambered 28” barrel, ‘Max 5’ camo … I’ve got about 200 target rounds through without a hiccup. I know the new shells 3 inch are more then enough. But, if you are looking for a new lightweight 20 ga. to replace a recoil punishing 12 ga., look at the Franchi line of Affinity semi-automatic shotguns. In gearing up for a Pheasant hunting trip to the Dakotas I decided to treat myself to a new shotgun. None of … The Franchi Intensity is one of the best values on the market if you're looking for a 3½-inch 12-gauge inertia-operated semi-automatic shotgun. For those not needing that much firepower, 3-inch 12- and 20-gauge Affinity 3 models are also available. The Affinity 20 actually weighs 6 lbs. I was using a Benelli Nova pump action shotgun and didn’t have any issues with it, but I really wanted to find a do-it-all semi-automatic shotgun. This is a very reasonable price, given the tech. The Franchi Precision Cone improves your shot pattern consistency and the chrome-lined barrel makes it easier to clean out fouling. 2019 Shotgun of the Year: Franchi Affinity 3.5 Waterfowl hunters are always looking for go-anywhere, shoot-any-load versatility. Are you in the market for a good, and reasonably priced shotgun for anything from duck hunting to trap shooting? buckleyhesher Post subject: Re: Franchi Affinity 20 gauge. Top . The problem is such a package could be heavy, ugly and expensive—and it could leave one’s shoulder black and blue. Available in either the Affinity 3 or the 3.5, you can get it chambered to accept 3-inch shells or 3.5-inch shells, and of course they will both shoot 3 and 2 ¾-inch without modification. The new Franchi takes its heritage from 1868, but being part of that GMK Beretta, Benelli group of guns takes a styling from these designs. This is a very reasonable price, given the tech. Affinity 3 Elite Turkey models have a hood over the fiber-optic front sight protects it while light ports in the hood ensure the sight's effectiveness in low light. It’s just that this was the shotgun that I carried when I really caught my bug for the uplands.I made a lot of ridiculous shots with it … Franchi Affinity 3 semiautomatic shotgunsynthetic 12 gauge, 26 inch barrelfirst shots, impressions, and unboxingRecently got this nice shotgun. The Franchi Affinity 3 Elite Bronze is a gun designed for hunting waterfowl. on the nose, unloaded, not the claimed 5.6 lbs. The weight of the gun is misrepresented. This month’s test gun is a new Franchi Affinity 3 inertia-action semi-auto, imported and distributed by GMK of Fareham. The trim forend helps keep your eye close to the bore axis, meaning quicker and more intuitive pointing. Enter the Franchi Affinity Shotgun. I was searching for a high quality, do-it-all, never-let-me-down shotgun. I am researching the Franchi Affinity 3 or 3.5 vs the CZ1012 which is only 3 inch. GMK are an established firm who also bring in Beretta and Benelli to the UK (and are themselves part of the Beretta group). Groupings were not determined, only patterns – which were very even – were evaluated. ACCOKEEK, MD (September 19, 2012) –– Franchi proudly introduces a new short-stock semi-automatic model called, the Affinity Compact. The 12-gauge we tested would be perfect for all-day carry and look sharp in the gun rack back at the lodge. You should take a look at the Franchi Affinity series (MSRP: $849.00 – Black; $949.00 – Cammo). Even as you first shoulder it, you’ll be surprised by its lean dimensions, functional design and ideal weight and balance. As a young shooter grows, so grows the gun. Franchi The skill and craftsmanship that are the hallmarks of Franchi guns date back to 1868, when Franchi began manufacturing firearms in Brescia, Italy. Physically Franchi’s new Affinity should fit most shooters. Franchi lists minimum loads on their website Franchi USA, and recommend a break-in period of at least 100 rounds, which is a bit disconcerting, to seat the springs for proper function. The gilded trigger embellishes the overall aesthetics of this model of smooth-barreled shotgun that is delivered in its Franchi plastic briefcase. So far I’m very impressed with this semi auto. For Franchi's Affinity to add something remarkable to this nearly saturated segment of the shotgun world, the company would have to find a way to create a gun that handled well and was reliable, good-looking, and moderately priced. The A300 is very appealing because of its similarity. The Affinity Companion Labrador is a 12 and 20-gauge, smooth-barreled shotgun with engraved nickel-plated casing. It’s a feature-rich sportsman’s shotgun made to be used all year. What I experienced with the Franchi Affinity 3.5 was flawless operation, natural swinging ergonomics, and despite its light weight, a shotgun that didn’t leave my shoulder black and blue at the end of the hunt. August 31, 2015 at 7:09 pm #1563142. I picked up a franchi intensity this summer very similiar to the affinity but it chambers 3-1/2 shells. Last year Italian gunmaker Franchi introduced a new semi-auto shotgun called the Intensity, a 3½-inch 12-gauge super magnum powerhouse that’s sure to appeal to many waterfowlers. We tested the Affinity 3 at the range and found it to be a quick-pointing, light-kicking, clay-breaker. December 1, 2013 santsys Firearms, Reviews. I was wondering if anyone could share their experiences/reviews on their Franchi Affinity 20 gauge. The Franchi Affinity 3.5 Elite (bottom) features a redesigned bolt handle and Sure Cycle bolt release button. Shotgun Review: Franchi Intensity. Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:18 pm . The Affinity Anniversario combines all the company’s past models: a simple glance is like travelling through the history of each model. Just like the 12 gauge, the trigger of this Affinity 20 breaks right at 4-1/2 pounds, very good for a field autoloader and better than most. Franchi Affinity 3 Semi-Auto Shotgun -Even as you first shoulder it, you’ll be surprised by its lean dimensions, functional design and ideal weight and balance. The engraving of this classic and elegant semiautomatic is completed by Grade 3 woods. im leaning towards the Franchi Afffinity 3 or 3.5 as of now. Maybe that’s a bit harsh. Weight-wise the gun is a wellbalanced 7lbs 1oz that pivots around a point directly beneath the chamber, the Franchi inherently neutral in feel. A couple years ago, Franchi introduced its redesigned Affinity 3.5 semi-auto. Any thoughts to them. Integrating form and function, the Affinity Compact is the perfect gun for both young and small-statured shooters. The company has historically assumed a major role in the gun-making industry in perfecting innovative product lines through the use of new materials, cutting-edge technology and innovative manufacturing methods. I’ve rented a couple different models so far, but the Franchi was not available to rent. I have come across one and not too sure if I should hang onto it or try to sell it, thanks! With its engravings of stylized pheasant feathers, Franchi confirms its 150 years at the service of huntsmen. FRANCHI AFFINITY 3 SEMI AUTO - FULL FIELD TEST. In length the gun measures 49½ inches with a comfortable … Franchi Affinity 12ga Shotgun Review. What I experienced with the Franchi Affinity 3.5 was flawless operation, natural swinging ergonomics, and despite its light weight, a shotgun that didn’t leave my shoulder black and blue at the end of the hunt. 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