I've got a buddy that loves his 26" affinity, I'm going to take my chances with the wife killing me and get the M2 20 gauge this summer, I just love the way that gun feels and points, it feels like a natural extension, I may sell my Sx3 12 gauge to offset the cost though and avoid the death penalty. Franchi Affinity vs Stoeger M3000. by ccleroy » January 8th, 2017, 8:22 pm, Post Reading Randy's review of the Affinity, I felt this was the way I should go. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 2:18 pm, Post (20 gauge only duck club). The 6.5 lbs for the affinity is not accurate. The 612 and 912 will accept the same extensions as the Affinity, as listed above. Post Email this Page. However the stoeger or the franchi will both serve you well. Now to decide on which one of Hal's tss recipes to start with! Franchi is the same … Out of all the reviews and handling the guns in stores I went with an Affinity off of Gun Broker, got it for a steal at $600 shipped and … It came with the dead ringer sights and also is drilled and tapped and includes a rail. by Fatmo » January 8th, 2017, 10:36 pm, Post Talk about 20, 16, & 28 gauge and .410 bore shotguns here. Sam M. Sam is an avid firearms enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow gunivores. by el diablo » May 11th, 2017, 8:31 pm, Post by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 7:43 am, Post I may not be smart but I can lift heavy objects. It shoots well. The Stoeger and Franchi is inertia and the Weatherby is gas......I have a SA-459, same thing as the SA-08 just a shorter barrel, it's a great gun. Franchi Affinity 20ga 26 barrel with Carlsons choke TSS 9s, I have a bran new M3020 still in the box never fired I will sale for 400.00 ,black synthetic. $539.00 $519.99. Switch to Hybrid Mode. Archived. If you couldn't find a Franchi near you, the Stoeger isn't a terrible choice. They're Turkish-made guns that … I bought a Bottomland Affinity 20 a little over a year ago. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 9:33 am, Post I have a Stoeger M3020 now. I get 300's to 330's using a Carlson's .575 with the Big 20XL, Big 20XLS, and Stubby Loads. Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven ® semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. However according to the manual it came be. Switch to Threaded Mode. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 9:08 am, Post Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game; Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 10:02 am, Post George Thompson of Benelli talks about a few of the most attractive features that come standard on the new Franchi Affinity 3 in a 20 gauge. 400 rounds. Lightest one I could find. Franchi Affinity Vs. Benelli M2. It's a mean gun. I’ve heard a lot of folks getting torn between the Franchi Affinity and the Benelli M2, and it’s easy to see why. !......I tried 9.5's in it and actually get better numbers with 9's and a more even pattern. That all changed in 2015, when Stoeger introduced the 20-ga.-chambered M3020, which is reviewed here. We went to Coon Creek and shot sporting clays. I bought a Franchi Affinity in Bottomland last year. For that you need the Intensity model. We brought all the 20 gauges to get ready for dove opener and duck season. Posting Rules You may not post new threads. Patterns well with TSS too. by SKFOOTER » May 11th, 2017, 9:50 am, Post It will do. Oh, and its not built by terrorists. Stoeger is assembled in Turkey with a beretta made barrel and internals with a receiver made by a third party in either Italy or the U.S.that I can't remeber the name of. I'm just getting started on the competitive side, planning on using it for 3 Gun matches and occasionally clays. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. by pullit » January 9th, 2017, 12:12 pm, Post Looking for high numbers. I'm with cove...if you can't live without the wife a affinity is what I'd buy, The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. I've toted the Franchi Affinity compact with me the past 2 seasons, I'd buy it again if I didn't want to toss the extra $$ for the M2. Once I got use to POA/POI I was good. Re: Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one. Shot ducks with it last year with a box of #4 Hevi-Metals. I'm an SA08 guy. Looks like a Carlsons .575 is the way to go. I do know the Franchi is a killer and Light. Refer to the chart below to locate the HEVI-Choke™ product that fits your gun. I'm leaning toward the affinity. Both reliable as … The Beretta A300 and the Stoeger M3000 / M3500. As with its predecessors, the M3020 is designed around Benelli’s inertia-driven operating system. Both the Mossberg SA-20 and the Weatherby Element are easy to load. Thread Tools: Show Printable Version. The beretta a300 feels very cheap and flimsy. Due to the design of the barrel lug and the magazine cap interface, the Mossberg 500/535 and Maverick 88 cannot accept a magazine extension. The Stoeger M3020 Shotgun is a 3–inch, ... Franchi Affinity 3 Semi-Auto Mossy Oak Bottomland 20Ga 26" ~ By: Franchi. My gun is built based off the old beretta 390 gas system. I believe the Benelli M2 was the sweetest of them all BUT my wife would divorce me ( I have one in a 12 ga). Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one? Gadwalls and Ringers. The 26" weighs 7lbs according to wakeman. The Stoeger is basically a lesser quality version of the Affinity, both of which are made under the Beretta/Benelli umbrella. by Cove » January 10th, 2017, 10:01 am, Post Both are inertia driven..... Stoeger 3500 is 650 bucks new and the Affinity is 799..... or the stoeger 3000... which is 3 inch chamber and 550 Out Of Stock. The 28" will add another 1 or 2 ounces. It's a mean gun. Benelli M2. Ill add, in our house we have an array of shotgun brands. It's a nice swinging gun. Franchi Affinity/ Stoeger 3020 Posted by Old #7 on 12/11/14 at 3:23 pm 0 0 Looking to get a semi auto 20 ga. Often it's as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar. Heavy rib, heavy trigger and overly heavy guns are part and parcel of the Stoeger line. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 3:31 pm, Post It's a great gun! Thanks for sharing your experiences. I think the Franchi is Benelli's idea of what a Stoeger should be. Out Of Stock. Franchi Affinity vs Stoeger M3000. Tags: stoeger m3000 chokes stoeger m3000 consumer reviews stoeger m3000 max 5 stoeger m3000 reliability stoeger m3000 vs franchi affinity stoeger m3500 shotgun reviews stoeger semi auto shotguns reviews. I personally shoot the Franchi Affinity, we have a Stoeger m3020, and various remingtons. But.. not in the buttstock. Talk about 20, 16, & 28 gauge and .410 bore shotguns here. I bought a franchi affinity because the dealers that stock Benelli, franchi, and stoeger seem to indicate the franchi is the better performing and strips down better too. Message me if you have one you'd like to sell. As both of these manufacturers are members of the Beretta Holding Company, there is sure to be plenty of overlap in components, style, and engineering. The swing was awesome. Franchi or Stoeger Sa-459 here and like it! . Stoeger Industries, Inc., a corporation beneath the extensive Beretta Holding S.p.A. umbrella of companies, has imported Turkish-made, semi-automatic shotguns since 2001, when the 3\"-chambered, 12-ga. M2000 was introduced. by Lonster » January 18th, 2017, 5:25 pm, Post by chipper » May 11th, 2017, 7:40 pm, Post I own a Stoeger M3020. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. Re: WTB franchi affinity or stoeger m3020 20 gauge w/ 26" barrel [Re: Tailwalk7] #2204476 08/24/17 02:24 PM 08/24/17 02:24 PM: Joined: Jan 2014 Posts: 1,169 by BuckyT » May 15th, 2017, 8:44 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests. You cannot bend or flex the affinity stock. $949.00 $799.99. by SKFOOTER » January 11th, 2017, 5:33 pm, Post 500/535 (all versions), Maverick 88. To me the Franchi and Stoeger are almost identical in design, with the fit a finish being better on the Franchi. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 12:48 pm, Post Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one? I just bought my daughter a 20 ga. Affinity compact with a 24" barrel, it will put 330 to 345 TSS 9's in the 10" @ 40 every time and man is it LIGHT!!!!! Hate how my franchi feels but it is a killer. And the Stoeger M3020. Not a lot more to ask for. Top. Wanted the M2 but can't justify spending the $ on something I … After much research, I was not comfortable with a Turkish made gun. I'm sure any of these shotguns will do all I need. Re: Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one. Looking for some advice for my first semi-auto shotgat. The TSS I have only got feed back from the SA-08. I wanted the Benelli Montefeltro but it doesn't come in synthetic stock in … I have an m2 that's nice with a pretty sparkly stock set and my wife doesn't want to dip it, so I bought her the Mossberg. First notice was that the a Stoeger was the lightest even with the 28" barrel. RECOIL PADS The Weatherby Element does not have this obnoxious problem. We have seen them all put up good numbers with the Federal shells. Stoeger Uplander Supreme Shotgun 20 Ga. 26" Walnut ~ By: Stoeger. The 3.5 inch models are designed to run off of 1 1/8 oz loads of shot in the 2 3/4" shells, you might find they do not like loads under that unless the lack of shot is made up for with additional powder. That all changed in 201… Patterns well with TSS too. Only difference is the chamber size....but I rarely shoot 3 1/2 its too expensive and 3 inch is perfect for me. The only thing I'd like to change is the trigger. all are good guns. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 7:28 pm, Post ↳   Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest Archives, ↳   2016 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2015 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2014 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2013 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2012 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, By accessing or using this Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions as stated in the GobblerNation.com Rules & Terms. A lot of people don't know it but the Stoeger and the Franchi is the same gun. by WV Ridge Reaper » January 10th, 2017, 10:59 pm, Post Not sure what the difference is in the receiver make-up between the M3020 and say a Rem 11-87 is, but I do know that it's not recommended to drill and tap the 11-87. It has a lot more Benelli DNA and many of the Stoeger caveats don't apply. matchbook454 Posts: 32 I'm glad I didn't spend the extra $200 or so for the Franchi. by savduck » January 8th, 2017, 11:45 pm, Post These hardworking guns are all about action and value. You can easily flex it with your hand. This shotgun has been severely overlooked in the 3-gun world in my opinion. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra $200 or so for the Franchi. by killerstump » January 8th, 2017, 9:49 pm, Post Can't wait to play with it. stoeger m3020 vs franchi affinity, stoeger vs franchi. Display Modes: Linear Mode. I have a bran new M3020 still in the box never fired I will sale for 400.00 ,black synthetic. Benelli M2. 24" bbl and it's light. There are plenty of the stoeger's out there performing perfectly. Remington 1100. Gadwalls and Ringers. Killed one with tss 9 last year with it. Kinda stepped away from it as it's not drilled and tapped for a scope mount. I use a Carlson's choke and TSS #9's, lightweight deadly combination for gobblers WAY out there! « Return to products Gun Model Choke Interchange Akkar Remington standard threads (not Pro-Bore) American Arms (threads located at bottom of choke) None available American Arms (threads located at top of choke) None available Antonio Zoli None available Austin & Halleck... Read more » by uvagobbler » January 8th, 2017, 7:14 pm, Post by SumToy » January 13th, 2017, 7:54 pm, Post I am a SA-08 man as well, after 2 shoulder surgery's I like the less recoil. by uvagobbler » January 11th, 2017, 12:47 pm, Post I looked at all three of them at sportsman warehouse on Friday. For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. GB has them for $579! We had the Franchi Affinity. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. by strutnva » January 11th, 2017, 3:16 pm, Post The Affinity will not run 3.5 inch shells. I think the stoeger is turkey where franchi's are Italian and on the benelli line. Not overly expensive, camo stock and for end, and shoots good. . No matter which one I go with, it will be a dedicated turkey gun. Hard to beat that price, but you can get good deals on Franchi … No, the affinity does not feel cheap and flimsy. I get 300's to 330's using a Carlson's .575 with the Big 20XL, Big 20XLS, and Stubby Loads. M3000/M3K. Post A price-point gun with a generally dismal track record that makes many wish they had gone elsewhere, to the Franchi Affinity, Girsan or others that offer a clearly better-built product. I like the choke system in the Stoeger and Franchi better then the Sa-08. ↳   Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest Archives, ↳   2016 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2015 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2014 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2013 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, ↳   2012 Gobbler Nation Turkey Hunting Contest, By accessing or using this Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions as stated in the GobblerNation.com Rules & Terms. The Franchi Affinity is essentially the Stoeger version of the inertia action, with the mainspring under the forearm, around the magazine tube . Close. It's a great gun! I've had it six years and killed my limit all but one year with it. 6. STOEGER MODEL 3000 and MODEL 3500. ... or a Franchi Affinity/Intensity. In this shotgun video Elliott from Freelance Duck Hunting takes a look at two semi automatic shotguns. I haven't got it yet but will get the extended non ported choke. I've shot turkeys, pheasant, quail and whatever else with it and love it. ??? Avoid Weatherby at all cost. Once I figured out the action I wanted (Gas vs. Inertia) I broke it down to a Franchi Affinity to the Stoeger M3000. I just bought an Affinity 20 with 26" barrels. Im looking to get the Franchi Affinity 28 inch with max4 or the Stoeger 3500 in max4. So, I started looking at both the Stoeger 3000 and the Franchi Affinity. I finally got my hands on a Franchi Affinity and made a video comparing it to my Benelli M2 with 3-gun in mind. 2 buddies of mine have the Franchi and the Stoeger, both equally great guns IMO. Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one? by turkeycallin » January 19th, 2017, 6:27 am, Post Shot ducks with it last year with a box of #4 Hevi-Metals. But one year with a box of # 4 Hevi-Metals his knowledge and experience with gunivores! 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