New semi-auto shotgun?


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Oldnamvet
March 1, 2006, 09:51 PM
I am always told that I have enough shotguns but they are all pumps, SxS doubles, O/U, and single shot. I have owned a semi-auto (Browning A-500R) but never really liked it for some reason. Now I think I want something a little different, mainly for shooting skeet, trap, etc. I am thinking about the Franchi I-12 or 712 Raptor. Anyone with experience with those guns??

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kudu
March 2, 2006, 05:44 AM
The only 2 Franchi autos that I have encountered were sold shortly after by their owners. They were a 20 ga and a 12 ga, don't know what models they were, but they would not reliably run target shells on the skeet field. I think they were a recoil design similar to a Beneli.

Oldnamvet
March 2, 2006, 11:40 AM
Seems like that brand doesn't have a lot of customers. Hmmmm:scrutiny: . Guess I'll forget that and wait for the new Remington to come out so I can see how that feels. The pictures look nice.

SShooterZ
March 2, 2006, 11:56 AM
The Franchi 48 AL has always gotten good reviews from what I've seen. People especially like it in 28 gauge.

Have you looked at the Remington 1100, Browning Gold or Winchester X2?

Dave McCracken
March 2, 2006, 10:03 PM
I've buddies with AL 48s, but no experience with newer Franchi models. They do seem to be a class act.

There's a couple new Rem Autos. Besides the new 105 CTI with bottom ejection and space materials, there's a couple new 1100s.

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