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New Franchi Intensity

Postby gearhead80 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:12 am

Has anyone personally seen or been lucky enough to shoot the new Franchi Intensity? Looks like a decent reasonably priced gun.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby greenster » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:56 am

Haven't shot one, but it feels great. How are the reviews for this gun? The I-12 Was / is a great reliable, lightweight, soft recoil gun. The only flaw is the trigger is a little bit hair, when you think about shooting, it fires. The affinity had it's problems with its big first run, Where they resolved? How did those issues affect the new intensity? That is something you have to figure out. IMO the gun is about $200 over priced. I have no doubt you'll love the feel of the gun, and depending on what your currently shooting your accuracy may improve, but again reliability? Best thing to do is take what everyone say's with a grain of salt, just do your own home work.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby gearhead80 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:11 pm

greenster wrote:Haven't shot one, but it feels great. How are the reviews for this gun? The I-12 Was / is a great reliable, lightweight, soft recoil gun. The only flaw is the trigger is a little bit hair, when you think about shooting, it fires. The affinity had it's problems with its big first run, Where they resolved? How did those issues affect the new intensity? That is something you have to figure out. IMO the gun is about $200 over priced. I have no doubt you'll love the feel of the gun, and depending on what your currently shooting your accuracy may improve, but again reliability? Best thing to do is take what everyone say's with a grain of salt, just do your own home work.


I hear ya.. It'd be for my wife if I got one. I believe it's pretty new so I don't think there's much info on it yet.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby tucker301 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:28 pm

Looks like a SBE/M2000 hybrid.
Should be a very good gun.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby B-Boy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:01 pm

gearhead80 wrote:I hear ya.. It'd be for my wife if I got one. I believe it's pretty new so I don't think there's much info on it yet.


That's a lot of gun. I hope your wife is a stout lady. You're looking at a fairly light 3.5" gun. What's wrong with the Affinity? BTW, the street price will probably be in the $800-$900 range. To me, that makes the Affinity even more appealing. I'm not sure which "issues" Greenster is speaking about. I haven't heard of any issues with the Affinity, but the Intensity is too new to know for sure.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby AAA206 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:59 pm

I recently purchased this gun and its completely legit. I have had several auto loaders over the years and not only is this one super reliable its really light (6.7 lbs). Its almost identical to the SBE-2. Same action, barrel and weight, and yes its made in Italy and not Turkey (like the Stoeger). The fit and finish is almost identical to the Benelli and its about half the price, I paid $899 plus tax.

The action is like butter, super smooth and the recoil is minimal. I've cycled everything from 2 3/4" light target loads to 3 1/2" BB through it and it has never once fouled or failed to fire. I have actually tried to induce cycling issues by loading different length shells with different weight loads and I haven't had any issues. This gun is worth every penny!
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby Yuchi1 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:12 pm

Does it use the Mobilchoke system, Crio tubes or something else?
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby Bricktop » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:32 pm

Yuchi1 wrote:Does it use the Mobilchoke system, Crio tubes or something else?

As far as I can tell, it's the Mobilchoke system. Crio appears to be exclusive to mainline Benelli products for now.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby Yuchi1 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:10 pm

Bricktop wrote:
Yuchi1 wrote:Does it use the Mobilchoke system, Crio tubes or something else?

As far as I can tell, it's the Mobilchoke system. Crio appears to be exclusive to mainline Benelli products for now.


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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby AAA206 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:01 pm

Franchi shotguns made after 1998 use the benelli mobil style chokes.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby Bricktop » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:41 am

AAA206 wrote:Franchi shotguns made after 1998 use the benelli mobil style chokes.
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby AAA206 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:04 am

Bricktop wrote:
AAA206 wrote:Franchi shotguns made after 1998 use the benelli mobil style chokes.
Thank you, Captain Obvious.


Pardon me, all over the place. Just thought somebody might want a deffinitive response to the question. You must be the moderator of this chat board. Dork.
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Re: New Franchi Intensity

Postby Bricktop » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:09 am

AAA206 wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
AAA206 wrote:Franchi shotguns made after 1998 use the benelli mobil style chokes.
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Pardon me, all over the place. Just thought somebody might want a deffinitive response to the question. You must be the moderator of this chat board. Dork.
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