stoeger m3020 vs franchi affinity

I am in the market for a new 20 gauge. Once I got use to POA/POI I was good. A lot of people don't know it but the Stoeger and the Franchi is the same gun. Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one? I may not be smart but I can lift heavy objects. by strutnva » January 11th, 2017, 3:16 pm, Post by ccleroy » January 8th, 2017, 8:22 pm, Post $539.00 $519.99. 400 rounds. I looked at all three of them at sportsman warehouse on Friday. The beretta a300 feels very cheap and flimsy. by uvagobbler » January 11th, 2017, 12:47 pm, Post The 28" will add another 1 or 2 ounces. Switch to Threaded Mode. Talk about 20, 16, & 28 gauge and .410 bore shotguns here. 6. Re: Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. Post 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. Can't wait to play with it. Out Of Stock. Avoid Weatherby at all cost. 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. I've shot turkeys, pheasant, quail and whatever else with it and love it. Posting Rules You may not post new threads. (20 gauge only duck club). Out Of Stock. GB has them for $579! My gun is built based off the old beretta 390 gas system. I will have a Franchi Affinity next season. I do know the Franchi is a killer and Light. ↳   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. Shot ducks with it last year with a box of #4 Hevi-Metals. And the Stoeger M3020. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the guns to be honest. 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. Not overly expensive, camo stock and for end, and shoots good. I'm running fed 7 and a sum toy 562-5. I have a bran new M3020 still in the box never fired I will sale for 400.00 ,black synthetic. It will do. by SumToy » January 13th, 2017, 7:54 pm, Post Killed one with tss 9 last year with it. I bought a Bottomland Affinity 20 a little over a year ago. Not a lot more to ask for. 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. Oh, and its not built by terrorists. 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. It shoots well. It has a lot more Benelli DNA and many of the Stoeger caveats don't apply. The Stoeger is basically a lesser quality version of the Affinity, both of which are made under the Beretta/Benelli umbrella. 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. !......I tried 9.5's in it and actually get better numbers with 9's and a more even pattern. by BuckyT » May 15th, 2017, 8:44 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests. Click on a term to search for related topics. Franchi or Stoeger Sa-459 here and like it! I believe the Benelli M2 was the sweetest of them all BUT my wife would divorce me ( I have one in a 12 ga). It's a nice swinging gun. The TSS I have only got feed back from the SA-08. by fountain » May 11th, 2017, 4:40 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests. 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. The swing was awesome. I've had it six years and killed my limit all but one year with it. stoeger m3020 vs franchi affinity, stoeger vs franchi. by uvagobbler » January 8th, 2017, 7:14 pm, Post Top. It's a great gun! 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! by savduck » January 8th, 2017, 11:45 pm, Post The 6.5 lbs for the affinity is not accurate. Lightest one I could find. The 26" weighs 7lbs according to wakeman. Shot ducks with it last year with a box of #4 Hevi-Metals. Hate how my franchi feels but it is a killer. 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. We brought all the 20 gauges to get ready for dove opener and duck season. « 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 » But.. Both reliable as … Stoeger M3020 Semi-Auto Shotgun -Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. I'm sure any of these shotguns will do all I need. The only thing I'd like to change is the trigger. I'm leaning toward the affinity. 24" bbl and it's light. Message me if you have one you'd like to sell. I do know this is not what you are asking about, but the little Mossberg sa20 turkey thug is a very nice little gun. Im looking to get the Franchi Affinity 28 inch with max4 or the Stoeger 3500 in max4. I would buy on again in a minute. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 9:33 am, Post by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 7:28 pm, Post I have a Stoeger M3020 now. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra $200 or so for the Franchi. 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 … Sam M. Sam is an avid firearms enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow gunivores. 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. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 3:31 pm, Post No matter which one I go with, it will be a dedicated turkey gun. The Stoeger M3020 Shotgun is a 3–inch, ... Franchi Affinity 3 Semi-Auto Mossy Oak Bottomland 20Ga 26" ~ By: Franchi. . by Fatmo » January 8th, 2017, 10:36 pm, Post STOEGER MODEL 3000 and MODEL 3500. Refer to the chart below to locate the HEVI-Choke™ product that fits your gun. by el diablo » May 11th, 2017, 8:31 pm, Post by pullit » January 9th, 2017, 12:12 pm, Post First notice was that the a Stoeger was the lightest even with the 28" barrel. Looking for some advice for my first semi-auto shotgat. Remington 1100. 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!!!!! by WV Ridge Reaper » January 10th, 2017, 10:59 pm, Post 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. This shotgun has been severely overlooked in the 3-gun world in my opinion. Franchi Affinity vs Stoeger M3000. Both the Mossberg SA-20 and the Weatherby Element are easy to load. M3000/M3K. by killerstump » January 8th, 2017, 9:49 pm, Post matchbook454 Posts: 32 I just bought an Affinity 20 with 26" barrels. I use a Carlson's choke and TSS #9's, lightweight deadly combination for gobblers WAY out there! Franchi is the same … I own a Stoeger M3020. 2 buddies of mine have the Franchi and the Stoeger, both equally great guns IMO. Gadwalls and Ringers. It's a mean gun. You cannot bend or flex the affinity stock. ... or a Franchi Affinity/Intensity. We have seen them all put up good numbers with the Federal shells. Thread Tools: Show Printable Version. I'm an SA08 guy. I bought a Franchi Affinity in Bottomland last year. ↳   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. Looks like a Carlsons .575 is the way to go. It's a mean gun. Talk about 20, 16, & 28 gauge and .410 bore shotguns here. Archived. I am a SA-08 man as well, after 2 shoulder surgery's I like the less recoil. The 612 and 912 will accept the same extensions as the Affinity, as listed above. Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game; Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum Looking for high numbers. Re: Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one. We had the Franchi Affinity. For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 12:48 pm, Post by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 2:18 pm, Post I like the choke system in the Stoeger and Franchi better then the Sa-08. I haven't got it yet but will get the extended non ported choke. Benelli M2. For that you need the Intensity model. Once I figured out the action I wanted (Gas vs. Inertia) I broke it down to a Franchi Affinity to the Stoeger M3000. Only difference is the chamber size....but I rarely shoot 3 1/2 its too expensive and 3 inch is perfect for me. 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. It came with the dead ringer sights and also is drilled and tapped and includes a rail. by SKFOOTER » January 11th, 2017, 5:33 pm, Post by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 10:02 am, Post It's a nice swinging gun. ??? Patterns well with TSS too. I think the stoeger is turkey where franchi's are Italian and on the benelli line. I own a Stoeger M3020. Display Modes: Linear Mode. Benelli M2. Post by SKFOOTER » May 11th, 2017, 9:50 am, Post To me the Franchi and Stoeger are almost identical in design, with the fit a finish being better on the Franchi. 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. 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. 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. While perhaps unremarkable in the case of the Mossberg, many 20 gauge inertia guns are real thumb-busters as is the case with the previously reviewed Benelli M2 and the Franchi Affinity models. The Stoeger M3020 caught my eye for a minute. 500/535 (all versions), Maverick 88. In this shotgun video Elliott from Freelance Duck Hunting takes a look at two semi automatic shotguns. Switch to Hybrid Mode. Franchi Affinity Vs. Benelli M2. 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's a great gun! I think the Franchi is Benelli's idea of what a Stoeger should be. There are plenty of the stoeger's out there performing perfectly. Gadwalls and Ringers. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. Hard to beat that price, but you can get good deals on Franchi … 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 Close. Three years ago, the like-chambered M3000 replaced the popular M2000. I personally shoot the Franchi Affinity, we have a Stoeger m3020, and various remingtons. The Affinity will not run 3.5 inch shells. As with its predecessors, the M3020 is designed around Benelli’s inertia-driven operating system. $949.00 $799.99. These hardworking guns are all about action and value. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. Reading Randy's review of the Affinity, I felt this was the way I should go. RECOIL PADS We went to Coon Creek and shot sporting clays. by turkeycallin » January 19th, 2017, 6:27 am, Post by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 7:43 am, Post . If you couldn't find a Franchi near you, the Stoeger isn't a terrible choice. I'm just getting started on the competitive side, planning on using it for 3 Gun matches and occasionally clays. Email this Page. 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 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. Stoeger Uplander Supreme Shotgun 20 Ga. 26" Walnut ~ By: Stoeger. Heavy rib, heavy trigger and overly heavy guns are part and parcel of the Stoeger line. The Beretta A300 and the Stoeger M3000 / M3500. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra $200 or so for the Franchi. 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