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Author:  cdbeagle [ Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:01 am ]
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CLAYCOMO TRUCKS wrote:
stockranger wrote:
I contacted franchi last year via E-mail about the bore diameter and exit diameter on the factory chokes of my 48-AL. I got a very prompt and detailed reply. I was sort of surprised.

Franchi has a good customer service dept.



+1

Author:  LongShank [ Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:39 pm ]
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I have been trying to get my hands on one to see how it feels but nobody seems to have one in stock. I wonder how it compares to the new Stoeger 3000 as far as weight and quality. It's my understanding the Franchi is made, or at least assembled in Italy whereas the Stoeger is built in Turkey.The Stoeger is about $200 cheaper, so that alone makes me wonder if it is quite as well made as the Franchi.

Author:  Rev579 [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:03 pm ]
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LongShank wrote:
I have been trying to get my hands on one to see how it feels but nobody seems to have one in stock. I wonder how it compares to the new Stoeger 3000 as far as weight and quality. It's my understanding the Franchi is made, or at least assembled in Italy whereas the Stoeger is built in Turkey.The Stoeger is about $200 cheaper, so that alone makes me wonder if it is quite as well made as the Franchi.


Good points. I have shouldered the Affinity w/o shooting it at a LGS and it feels nice. In fact, it was light enough for my 10y.o. son to do the same with relative ease. I'd like to know the difference, and at $200 less, it might be perfect for my son, instead of a Youth modified 1100.

Author:  RandyWakeman [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:06 pm ]
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LongShank wrote:
The Stoeger is about $200 cheaper, so that alone makes me wonder if it is quite as well made as the Franchi.


No comparison.

Author:  Rev579 [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:48 pm ]
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RandyWakeman wrote:
LongShank wrote:
The Stoeger is about $200 cheaper, so that alone makes me wonder if it is quite as well made as the Franchi.


No comparison.

Randy, can you say more?

Author:  RandyWakeman [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:34 pm ]
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I'm not going to try to compare them. :oops:

The Affinity is as well made as any mass-produced autoloader on the market today.

Author:  B-Boy [ Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:54 pm ]
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RandyWakeman wrote:
B-Boy wrote:
I don't know if you have a Benelli or not, but I'm curious if the Affinity stock feels like a comfortec stock or not.

Thanks.


My Vinci and M2 ComforTech stocks are hard plastic-- no rubbery texture at all. What I'd call kinda sorta "rubbery" (a grippy, tacky feel) would be a Browning Dura-Touch genre stock.

Randy,

I just found out the "rubbery" feel I like on the Benelli is called "GripTight". It is on both my 12-gauge Cordoba and 20-gauge M2. Does the Affinity stock have a similar feel to "GripTight"?

Author:  RandyWakeman [ Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:05 pm ]
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No, Sir.

Author:  B-Boy [ Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:30 pm ]
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RandyWakeman wrote:
No, Sir.

Randy,

Thanks for answering my question. That might be a deal breaker.

Author:  RandyWakeman [ Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:40 pm ]
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http://www.benelliusa.com/innovations/griptight.php

It sounds like you have the only two shotguns (M2 / Cordoba) it is offered on.

Author:  Worc [ Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:08 pm ]
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B-Boy wrote:
I just found out the "rubbery" feel I like on the Benelli is called "GripTight". It is on both my 12-gauge Cordoba and 20-gauge M2. Does the Affinity stock have a similar feel to "GripTight"?


You can have similar rubber like coatings applied from the aftermarket.

Author:  Volstandigkeit [ Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:57 am ]
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How rough is the 12 gauge on your shoulder if fitted properly? Typical recoil operated gun, or something more tolerable.

Author:  TimberHog [ Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:03 pm ]
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How’s everyone liking their Affinities ?

Author:  Dr Duk [ Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:00 pm ]
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TimberHog wrote:
How’s everyone liking their Affinities ?


After 8 years, crickets!

Author:  TimberHog [ Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:27 pm ]
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Dr Duk wrote:
TimberHog wrote:
How’s everyone liking their Affinities ?


After 8 years, crickets!

I figured everyone would be blowing this up after 8 years the fan fare must have went to Retay !

Author:  goldtac64 [ Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:02 pm ]
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I have both the 12 and 20 in black synthetic with 26" barrels. I love them! Been asking myself recently if there's anything I can't go after with these two guns and why not sell the rest??

Author:  Schocker65 [ Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:58 pm ]
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Just picked one up last week - have only 50 rounds through it so far between my son and myself and it performed flawlessly. My first semi-auto - quite a nice machine.

Author:  TimberHog [ Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:31 am ]
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Good have you been running light loads through it ?

Author:  Schocker65 [ Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:20 pm ]
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Mostly 1-1/8 oz but half a dozen 1 oz shells (me shooting) without problem.

To be clear, I'm a new shooter, as is my son (16yo), and neither of us is any good yet. But In the half dozen times we've gone to a local sporting clays place, I have always had about 33% - 50% more hits than my son. First time out with the Affinity, he beats me by 20% with me using my CZ Drake. I think he likes the Affinity.

In my own defense, he was shooting 1-1/8 oz while I was shooting 1 oz, but he had a great time, and so did I.

Author:  goldtac64 [ Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:52 pm ]
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I picked up both guns earlier this year and have not yet run any hunting loads thru them. All shells have been target loads, 1oz 12 gauge and 7/8oz 20. Probably 200 rounds thru each gun at trap. They have worked flawlessly. I should note they were both pre owned and I'm assuming broken in properly before I got them.

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