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Ufatz

Dandy Franchi Shotgun

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Few weeks back I asked for into on this shotgun. Now I have one and spent a day doing sporting clays.  What a great little shotgun.  Mine is the Franchi Instinct L in .20 gauge, 28" barrels. Comes with three choke tubes,  a complete booklet and a decent little plastic luggage case. You can read about the gun on several sites. I'm just here to tell you that it is a sweet pointing and nice shooting shotgun. Very solid, dark matte finished wood and the fore-end is perfect sized for a normal human hand. Nice checkering and it if is not hand cut it sure looks like it.  Big pink Tru Glo  type bead at the end of a ventilated rib. Barrel selector on the tang in the safety, ala' Browning Superposed (so it all just like home for me!)  Single trigger and a nice recoil pad.

This gun points naturally, swings easily and has a good solid feel.  Recoil in the .20 is moderate with trap loads and surely not more than a person can handle with field loads. The Company has been making guns for a few hundred years so they know their business. A lot of thought went into this gun and I am told it is in short supply some places.

Price runs from about $1300-$1500 and it is surely worth it.  Is it a Browning Superposed, Perrazi, fancy Benelli double or classic Parker?  No-but it is well worth every penny of the asking price.

Got mine at the big store in Fargo. You're gonna love this shotgun. And the store is plenty nice and friendly too.

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