Franchi’s attractive Affinity Sporting is now available in 20 gauge. This versatile Inertia Driven 20-gauge semiautomatic shotgun features a brushed nickel anodized receiver and 28-inch barrel. A slender pistol grip, slim fore end, precise symmetry and refined design allows a responsiveness that few shotguns can claim.
The Affinity Sporting weighs in at a little over 7 pounds. This light and lively auto-loader responds to the call for a target and allows lightning-fast shots for true or report pairs. The Affinity Sporting’s 28-inch barrel sports a stepped, ventilated-rib, red fiber optic front sight and a set of three extended choke tubes.
The Affinity Sporting exhibits a slim attractive forend profile accomplished by slimming down the dimensions of the durable polymer stock. The length-of-pull (LOP) is adjustable with 3 different lengths of recoil pads, affording the option of 14 3/8- 14 ¼- and 15-inch LOP. Drop and cast is adjusted by virtue of a shim kit system. Recoil is tamed with a newly designed recoil pad that is unique in both form and function. A unique, innovatively shaped recoil pad ensures that maximum recoil is absorbed before it reaches the shoulder.
The Affinity Sporting handles any load from 7/8-ounce target loads to the heaviest 3-inch Magnums. Being Inertia-DrivenÒ, means the new Affinity shotguns embody the feel of smaller gauge guns. This is possible because the recoil spring encircles the magazine tube located forward of the receiver, which keeps recoil in line with the shooter and helps reduce muzzle jump.
Shoulder the Affinity Sporting and it becomes a natural extension of the shooter—you instantly know what “right” feels like. The Affinity Sporting embodies perfect balance for sporting clays games, and when your gun handles like it’s second nature, you have the confidence to make shots that will put you ahead of the competition. Franchi has total confidence in their shotgun products and stands firmly behind every Affinity Sporting with a seven-year warranty.
Chokes: 3 extended chokes: IC, M, and F
Magazine capacity: 4+1 plugged to 2+1. Sights: Raised target rib with a red bar front sight.
Finish: Brushed nickel anodized receiver with black synthetic stock. Barrel: 28” Weight 6.8 lbs.
Length: 51.25”. Minimum Load: 7/8-oz. Length of Pull: 14 3/8”.
Drop: 1.5”/2-2.5” (shim kit included). MSRP: $1,159.
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