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Was pondering on buying a Hatsan Escort when a Franchi Affinity came into the equation 

any advice on what the Franchise’s are like for reliability would be much appreciated 

thanks in advance folk 👍

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Any good? they are fantastic guns. bought one to replace my Hatsan and never looked back. buy one, shoot it, clean it and you will be one happy bunny!  Oh and a 7 year warranty, its a no-brainer.

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Mine shoots and cycles 65mm 28gram clay cartridges without any modifications and I reckon would do the same with 24g. Never jammed and only ever failed to cycle 21gram cartridges. Comes  with shims to adjust cast etc, I chose mine over an Armasan which I was going to buy simply because it felt better and looked better built.

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I brought a Franchi to shoot duck with steel cartridges as my old Beretta was not steel proof. I now find I use it to shoot clays and most of my shooting. Really well made and good value

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There has been a few threads on here about them.  For the money new if you want inertia action they can't be beat.  A good used maxus or new Winchester sx4 would be around same price.

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Franchi are one of the most under-rated shotguns in my opinion. Bought a 620 for my nephew donkeys years ago and he had years of faultless fun with it. He should never had sold it. 

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Thanks for the feedback guys ‘ think I’ll be going down the affinity route 👍 

 

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just dont forget, automatic need to be lubricated. 

that also means the return spring in the stock with the follower. i started using motor oil and my benelli still runs like a dream. dont over do it. but i think its the part that gets most neglected. 

cook. 

 

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Just now, cookoff013 said:

just dont forget, automatic need to be lubricated. 

that also means the return spring in the stock with the follower. i started using motor oil and my benelli still runs like a dream. dont over do it. but i think its the part that gets most neglected. 

cook. 

 

The return spring on the Affinity is on the mag tube this is one of the reasons I have one.

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47 minutes ago, cookoff013 said:

just dont forget, automatic need to be lubricated. 

that also means the return spring in the stock with the follower. i started using motor oil and my benelli still runs like a dream. dont over do it. but i think its the part that gets most neglected. 

cook. 

 

Thanks bud didn’t know about that one 👍

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2 hours ago, figgy said:

Still require oil on the rails. 

Yep they do and the mag tube etc but with no spring in the stock they are a doddle to strip and clean properly. They are I am told  made in the Benelli factory and as the question is what's the difference between an Affinity and the M2 the answer is £600 😀 (and the return spring) 👍

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I've had a M2 and fired a few Affinity ones. 

There is a difference,  but nowhere near £600 worth. The comfortech stock is much nicer to use.

Franchi is very good value.

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Recommended -- Have had one for a couple of years now in lefty and used the shims to adjust to suit which was an easy process to follow it has been very reliable and fits me well. I went to local shooting ground and looked over a right hand one then ordered one.

Andra

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