Franchi’s new Affinity semiauto shotgun received Outdoor Life’s Editor’s Choice Award for Shotgun of the Year at the 2012 NRA Show in St. Louis. Established in 2000, Outdoor Life’s Editor’s Choice Awards are given to those products that score the highest overall in their category.
Franchi’s Affinity is a reliable Inertia Driven shotgun at a price that Outdoor Life ranks as an extremely good value in respect to both workmanship and performance. Available in either 26- or 28-inch configurations the 12-gauge Affinity barrels sport a ventilated raised rib, red fiber optic front sight and comes with a choice of three choke tubes, including full, modified and improved cylinder. The 20-gauge Affinity is available with a 26-inch barrel and sports all the same barrel features as the 12 gauge. Franchi has total confidence in their shotgun products and stands firmly behind every Afffinity with an industry-leading 7-year Warranty.
Outdoor Life, respected for presenting unbiased reviews, field-tests new gear for sportsmen, from shotguns and rifles to tents and sleeping bags. Outdoor Life’s unique test methodology utilizes panels of experts who know shotguns inside and out, to test and rate an array of new products. Outdoor Life readers have come to view these awards as reliable, objective guides for purchasing gear that they can find anywhere.
To earn an Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice award-which goes to the rifle and shotgun with the highest overall score in the gun test-is quite an accomplishment, ” said John Snow, Outdoor Life Shooting Editor. “The Franchi Affinity not only withstood the demanding rigors of the test, but also excelled in every category we rate-design, performance and price-value.”
SPECIFICATIONS: Gauge: 12- & 20-Gauge Barrel Length: 26″ & 28″ Chokes: IC, M, F
Sights: Red fiber optic bar Finish: Black synthetic, Realtree Max-4 & Realtree APG
Stock Material: Synthetic Average Weight: 12-gauge – 6.4 lbs., 20-gauge – 5.6 lbs.
Overall Length: 47.25″ and 49.25″ Length of Pull: 14.25″ Drop at heel: Adjustable from 2″ to 2.5″ in 4 increments Drop at Comb: 1.5″ (Adjustable with shim kit) MSRP: $849 – $949
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