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Old July 28, 2019, 08:31 AM   #1
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Franchi Affinity

Any experiences with or direct knowledge about them? How close to that of Benelli is their quality?
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Old July 31, 2019, 08:36 AM   #2
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Franchi, like Benelli, is part of the Beretta Group where each acts independently, but do share certain aspects to avoid duplication of costs and benefits from volume power. What are your plans for the gun?
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Old July 31, 2019, 10:06 AM   #3
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I literally just got my wife the Franchi Affinity Youth model. We haven't even had a chance to shoot it yet, but I'm impressed with it. Out of the three mentioned (Beretta, Benelli, Franchi), it would be at the bottom for quality. But it's far from a piece of crap.
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Old August 1, 2019, 09:35 AM   #4
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My plans are Turkey and dove.
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Old August 1, 2019, 11:27 AM   #5
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It should do just fine for those pursuits
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Any experiences with or direct knowledge about them? How close to that of Benelli is their quality?
I've owned one for 4 years now. It is my duck gun. It always works and has been rust free with just the normal maintenance. I know I have 1k rounds of trap loads and 200 rounds of heavy waterfowl loads through it. I've used with ice and mud on it.
The only downside was the availability of the different Length of Pull butt pads. And there is a gotcha that it won't feed from the magazine a shell with a COL greater than 2.65" - but neither will any of the Italian autoloaders.
I'd buy another if I needed yet another shotgun
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Old August 11, 2019, 10:40 PM   #7
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I have a 20 ga and love it. Perfect for Dove and skeet
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Old August 11, 2019, 11:02 PM   #8
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Franchi is now effectively a brand, think Marlin under Remington, rather than a stand alone company under Beretta. The distinct branding allows sub-premium pricing but the Affinity is a Benelli inertia design and the manufacturing quality,if not the finished and furniture, is on par with its well-heeled Italian siblings. I don't like an inertia gun for competition but for your intended use, it's a good value.
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Old August 22, 2019, 03:11 PM   #9
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Super happy with mine

Never missed a reload and still doesnt even get dirty

You can adjust pitch/drop with shims.

Lightweight so there is snappy recoil.
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