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Franchi SL 12 Ga.

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Fellow hunters, I would appreciate your opinion. I'm a combo rooster/duck hunter. Anyone own this gun or have thoughts on it? I'm looking at this seriously. By the way, it's an O/U. Looking at the 28" barrel.

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I shot a bunch of different Franchi models on a combo duck/quail hunt last week in Texas. Shot a couple 20s and a new 28. All shot great. Good feel, nice balance, and not a bad price point, either.

I've never been much of an O/U shooter, but I was mighty tempted to pick one up after firing those guns.

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The heaviest Franchi Instinct SL 12ga weighs in at 5.7 pounds. With duck loads that's going to pound the living tar out of you. Unless there is a different SL model that's not on their HSOforum I'd strongly consider finding a heavier gun if you really are going to shoot ducks with it.

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