He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. Marathon runners wouldn't compete in shoes five sizes too big and expect to be successful, so how can female shooters expect to fill a limit of fast-flying birds using a shotgun built for someone five inches taller? I liked it enough that I will get the 20ga for grouse patridge to new Englander's and woodcock. The Franchi Affinity 3 is a lightweight shotgun with a hard anodized receiver that is finished in black matte. Is there something missing or broke? For more information about Franchi shotguns, click. Il presente sito installa cookies di terze parti.
Thanks to all for any help. The Affinity is easier to clean, runs longer before needing to be cleaned and is lighter. Matters of Inertia The Franchi Affinity uses an inertia-driven and simple semiautomatic action that requires just three primary parts: bolt body, the inertia spring within the bolt body and the rotating bolt head. By cutting down excess weight and incorporating their simplistic , Franchi gave these shotguns excellent swing and balance. This is the rotating type that locks directly into the back of the barrel via two large rotating locking lugs. Franchi Affinity 3 Compact Gauge: 20. This is right in line with what you might expect, no surprises here.
In the felt recoil department, I found the 12 gauge Affinity comfortable to shoot with target loads. Both the semi-auto Affinity Catalyst and over-and-under Instinct Catalyst deliver a shotgun whose drop, cast, pitch, length of pull and reach are designed to perfectly fit the body of female shooters. I had the 12-gauge version of the Affinity in Black synthetic stock configuration that comes with three chokes only one supplied stock adjustment wedges, oil and sling swivel kit. The inertia-driven semiautomatic action has only three parts: the bolt body, the inertia spring and a rotating bolt head. Available in 12 gauge with a 26-inch barrel and 20 gauge with a 24- or 26-inch barrel, the Affinity 3 Compact can also be fitted with a full-size buttstock sold separately once shooters outgrow its compact dimensions. Gas guns are great, but the downside is they get dirty…especially if they are being used for shooting-intensive sports like trap or sporting clays. Franchi is a tiny piece of that company, and Beretta calls the shots.
Semi-automatic shotguns also tend to recoil less than their fixed-breech counterparts, as they use the energy created by firing to cycle the action. Sights: Fiber-optic red-bar front sight. Therefore, I recommend the Israeli-made ; this decently expensive optic is ultra-reliable, multi-functional, and can even be easily switched onto a rifle. I can't believe how clean it is after shooting. There are five basic models of the Affinity: Affinity 3. That makes it a pricey entry-level gun, or low-mid-range gun.
It is a responsible, easy to shoulder, well-balanced shotgun and at the end of a long day chasing wild pheasants, the full pound it saves you over the seven pound, 12 gauge gun may make it feel like it is fifty pounds lighter. Outside of that I think the Franchi is a Benelli in another name. While the left-hand Affinity is only available in black synthetic top , right-hand versions are offered wearing Realtree Max-5 bottom and Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage middle as well as black synthetic and A-Grade satin walnut not pictured. Inertia Driven System One of the biggest surprises on these guns is their lightweight builds. There are two sets of dovetail cuts to the top of the receiver, so scope mounts can be fitted, always a nice option. Unlike the Benelli, which has its return spring in the buttstock, the Affinity has a return spring located in the forearm. The is dependable and durable, fast and light.
I hope the trend catches on, more manufacturers peeking out of the box for improvements. Both happily digest a wide range of shotshells from light 2¾-inch loads on up. Affinity Elite 3 — 20 Gauge Gauge: 20. Length of pull, cast and drop weren't addressed, leaving many ladies to struggle in the field and on the range. The only way to clear the magazine of unfired shells is to pull the barrel back as if it were being fired. All correct except for one part: the Affinity is not made by Beretta or Benelli. Five shims are labeled Z, A, B, C and D, in descending order of drop measured in mm.
Going to try it with extended choke tubes next. The stock wrist sits tight in the hand and provides a natural-feeling reach to the trigger, and a slight swell at the bottom of the otherwise slim fore-end produces a lip to ensure your fingers get a solid hold. It has all of the right features in all of the right places, executed properly so it comes together in a design that begs to be shot, much like a fine automobile begs to be driven. The author has been shooting inertia operating guns for over 25 years with minimal maintenance. The Affinity comes with what Franchi feels is an industry-leading seven year warranty.
My test gun came with some nicely grained, checkered and stained walnut. You can see the size of the pattern in relation to the 26-inch barrel — nothing is flying through that! So nice to see how it faired again a similar loading from Hull. My 3-inch, left-hand Affinity was more tolerant. An oversized bolt handle and larger bolt release are now included as standard equipment on the 3 and 3. I hit more targets with this gun than I have in my whole life. Built to excel in the harshest hunting environments, when the new Affinity shotguns do require cleaning, the trigger group is easily accessed with the removal of a single pin while the recoil spring is housed in the magazine tube where it can be easily reached. This workhorse of a shotgun borrows heavily from the time proven Benelli design.
I used a batch of the Fiocchi High Velocity 1 ¼ oz. Stock: Synthetic, black tested Metal Finish: Matte black Barrel Length: 28 in. When fired, the gun recoils, but the spring, supported by the mass of the bolt, is further compressed, which tightens the engagement of the bolt head with the cuts in the barrel extension. The bore of our test gun measured 0. I did buy the 12g 3in model.