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Franchi Affinity

Postby Tyler H » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:29 pm

Just wondering if any one has one. Thinking about buying one and want to know how reliable they are. any info will be much appreciated
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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby MN BMX Dad » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:34 am

My brother has one. He's never had a problem shooting trap loads.

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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby Missouridukhunter » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:28 am

Bought one last winter and used it for the remaining season. Shot about 400 rounds of light loads for trap and no issues. Love the way it feels. Way better than the previous I-12
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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby Chest Rockwell » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:31 pm

Good gun for the money. I have about 2k rounds through mine with little problems. Only time I had ftf problems was with a really light hand loads. Zero issues in the duck blind.

FWIW... Just read an article about the Intensity? 3.5 version of the Affinity. Coming out this fall. Should be a good one too.

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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby B-Boy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:14 pm

While I don't own an Affinity, I have shot one. Mechanically, it's a sound gun. Recoil is not too bad. Gun weight is fairly light. The trigger is good. No gas ports to foul. However, I can't get used to the cheap plastic feel of the stock. It is hard plastic, not the more rubbery, easy to grip feel of a Benelli M2 or Cordoba Comfortec stock.
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Franchi Affinity

Postby nmbrinkman » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:29 pm

I own an a 12 ga Affinity in Max 4 camo. Bought it after last duck season. Hundreds of shells through it so. Gave it a really good initial cleaning to get the preservative coating off of it. I really recommend that. The difference is night and day when manually cycling the action. I've fired 2 3/4" 7/8 oz and 1 oz as well as 3" 1 1/8 and 1 1/4 oz shells with zero issue. The forend as a little side to side play. Because the recoil spring and "bolt carrier" (don't know the actual name) are under the forend, the back of the forend floats so to speak. There is zero forward and back play. Just side to side. Small price to pay for a (so far) great gun at a great price point.
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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby Tyler H » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:42 pm

Thanks for everyone's replies all information was helpful. I believe im going to pick one up, sounds like a great gun .thanks again :thumbsup:
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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby mackattack » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:54 pm

What's the price on them now? I've been eying one too, but can't find one locally.
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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby Mr.Blonde » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:21 am

Have been seeing camo ones marked at $849 new around here with non camo cheaper. I just picked up a like new max 4 for $725 with box and chokes. Keep looking they're out there! :thumbsup:
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Franchi Affinity

Postby nmbrinkman » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:24 pm

Mr.Blonde wrote:Have been seeing camo ones marked at $849 new around here with non camo cheaper. I just picked up a like new max 4 for $725 with box and chokes. Keep looking they're out there! :thumbsup:


I got mine from Northern Firearms on Gunbroker. Best prices I found anywhere. I paid about the same as you but brand new.
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Re: Franchi Affinity

Postby nmbrinkman » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:52 pm

Here's the listing or you can call them at Reeds Sporting Goods in Minnesota. Free shipping too!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =359869387
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