??? I have a bran new M3020 still in the box never fired I will sale for 400.00 ,black synthetic. Switch to Threaded Mode. The Weatherby Element does not have this obnoxious problem. I'm sure any of these shotguns will do all I need. RECOIL PADS 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. Hate how my franchi feels but it is a killer. In this shotgun video Elliott from Freelance Duck Hunting takes a look at two semi automatic shotguns. 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 (20 gauge only duck club). 400 rounds. I get 300's to 330's using a Carlson's .575 with the Big 20XL, Big 20XLS, and Stubby Loads. I've shot turkeys, pheasant, quail and whatever else with it and love it. by chipper » May 11th, 2017, 7:40 pm, Post Once I got use to POA/POI I was good. 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. 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. For that you need the Intensity model. 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. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 12:48 pm, Post Remington 1100. ... or a Franchi Affinity/Intensity. We brought all the 20 gauges to get ready for dove opener and duck season. by uvagobbler » January 9th, 2017, 10:10 am, Post Shot ducks with it last year with a box of #4 Hevi-Metals. 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 may not be smart but I can lift heavy objects. It has a lot more Benelli DNA and many of the Stoeger caveats don't apply. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. I'm an SA08 guy. That all changed in 201… by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 3:31 pm, Post The 28" will add another 1 or 2 ounces. Message me if you have one you'd like to sell. 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 SKFOOTER » January 11th, 2017, 5:33 pm, Post Oh, and its not built by terrorists. Franchi or Stoeger Sa-459 here and like it! There are plenty of the stoeger's out there performing perfectly. 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. Im looking to get the Franchi Affinity 28 inch with max4 or the Stoeger 3500 in max4. I'm leaning toward the affinity. You cannot bend or flex the affinity stock. $949.00 $799.99. Sam M. Sam is an avid firearms enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow gunivores. by fountain » May 11th, 2017, 4:40 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests. I use a Carlson's choke and TSS #9's, lightweight deadly combination for gobblers WAY out there! Stoeger Uplander Supreme Shotgun 20 Ga. 26" Walnut ~ By: Stoeger. 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. So, I started looking at both the Stoeger 3000 and the Franchi Affinity. The TSS I have only got feed back from the SA-08. Avoid Weatherby at all cost. Gadwalls and Ringers. I will have a Franchi Affinity next season. Thread Tools: Show Printable Version. 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. GB has them for $579! Re: Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one. Gadwalls and Ringers. 24" bbl and it's light. by Fatmo » January 8th, 2017, 10:36 pm, Post Posting Rules You may not post new threads. The Stoeger M3020 Shotgun is a 3–inch, ... Franchi Affinity 3 Semi-Auto Mossy Oak Bottomland 20Ga 26" ~ By: Franchi. 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. First notice was that the a Stoeger was the lightest even with the 28" barrel. Benelli M2. Looks like a Carlsons .575 is the way to go. If you couldn't find a Franchi near you, the Stoeger isn't a terrible choice. The 6.5 lbs for the affinity is not accurate. I haven't got it yet but will get the extended non ported choke. by WV Ridge Reaper » January 10th, 2017, 10:59 pm, Post « 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 » It's a mean gun. I personally shoot the Franchi Affinity, we have a Stoeger m3020, and various remingtons. 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 … Can't wait to play with it. by uvagobbler » January 8th, 2017, 7:14 pm, Post by savduck » January 8th, 2017, 11:45 pm, Post It's a great gun! by ccleroy » January 8th, 2017, 8:22 pm, Post Click on a term to search for related topics. It came with the dead ringer sights and also is drilled and tapped and includes a rail. No matter which one I go with, it will be a dedicated turkey gun. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the guns to be honest. Not a lot more to ask for. stoeger m3020 vs franchi affinity, stoeger vs franchi. That all changed in 2015, when Stoeger introduced the 20-ga.-chambered M3020, which is reviewed here. The Stoeger M3020 caught my eye for a minute. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra $200 or so for the Franchi. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 9:08 am, Post It's a nice swinging gun. You can easily flex it with your hand. I think the stoeger is turkey where franchi's are Italian and on the benelli line. The 26" weighs 7lbs according to wakeman. Refer to the chart below to locate the HEVI-Choke™ product that fits your gun. It will do. 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. And the Stoeger M3020. Patterns well with TSS too. 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. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 10:02 am, Post I bought a Franchi Affinity in Bottomland last year. by killerstump » January 8th, 2017, 9:49 pm, Post It's a great gun! Out Of Stock. Posted by 3 years ago. Franchi is the same … After much research, I was not comfortable with a Turkish made gun. To me the Franchi and Stoeger are almost identical in design, with the fit a finish being better on the Franchi. Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one? by el diablo » May 11th, 2017, 8:31 pm, Post Benelli M2. The Beretta A300 and the Stoeger M3000 / M3500. A lot of people don't know it but the Stoeger and the Franchi is the same gun. It's a mean gun. Only difference is the chamber size....but I rarely shoot 3 1/2 its too expensive and 3 inch is perfect for me. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game; Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. I own a Stoeger M3020. I do know the Franchi is a killer and Light. . Post However according to the manual it came be. The 612 and 912 will accept the same extensions as the Affinity, as listed above. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 9:33 am, Post The Affinity will not run 3.5 inch shells. Both reliable as … I own a Stoeger M3020. We went to Coon Creek and shot sporting clays. No, the affinity does not feel cheap and flimsy. 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. Email this Page. 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. Not overly expensive, camo stock and for end, and shoots good. Franchi Affinity Vs. Benelli M2. by turkeyinstrut » May 11th, 2017, 2:18 pm, Post Kinda stepped away from it as it's not drilled and tapped for a scope mount. We have seen them all put up good numbers with the Federal shells. We had the Franchi Affinity. Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven ® semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. Display Modes: Linear Mode. I looked at all three of them at sportsman warehouse on Friday. by Lonster » January 18th, 2017, 5:25 pm, Post I've had it six years and killed my limit all but one year with it. Wanted the M2 but can't justify spending the $ on something I … The Stoeger is basically a lesser quality version of the Affinity, both of which are made under the Beretta/Benelli umbrella. Close. However the stoeger or the franchi will both serve you well. 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. by strutnva » January 11th, 2017, 3:16 pm, Post !......I tried 9.5's in it and actually get better numbers with 9's and a more even pattern. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 7:28 pm, 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. Reading Randy's review of the Affinity, I felt this was the way I should go. As with its predecessors, the M3020 is designed around Benelli’s inertia-driven operating system. Shot ducks with it last year with a box of #4 Hevi-Metals. They're Turkish-made guns that … by pullit » January 9th, 2017, 12:12 pm, Post Hard to beat that price, but you can get good deals on Franchi … 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. Now to decide on which one of Hal's tss recipes to start with! 500/535 (all versions), Maverick 88. Three years ago, the like-chambered M3000 replaced the popular M2000. Switch to Hybrid Mode. Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one? Patterns well with TSS too. I do know this is not what you are asking about, but the little Mossberg sa20 turkey thug is a very nice little gun. by matchbook454 » May 11th, 2017, 7:43 am, Post 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!!!!! These hardworking guns are all about action and value. 6. Lightest one I could find. The only thing I'd like to change is the trigger. Killed one with tss 9 last year with it. This shotgun has been severely overlooked in the 3-gun world in my opinion. all are good guns. I'm running fed 7 and a sum toy 562-5. Both the Mossberg SA-20 and the Weatherby Element are easy to load. I wanted the Benelli Montefeltro but it doesn't come in synthetic stock in … I'm just getting started on the competitive side, planning on using it for 3 Gun matches and occasionally clays. 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 am a SA-08 man as well, after 2 shoulder surgery's I like the less recoil. Franchi Affinity vs Stoeger M3000. Looking for high numbers. 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 The Franchi Affinity is essentially the Stoeger version of the inertia action, with the mainspring under the forearm, around the magazine tube . I get 300's to 330's using a Carlson's .575 with the Big 20XL, Big 20XLS, and Stubby Loads. . 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 am in the market for a new 20 gauge. Re: Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra $200 or so for the Franchi. Franchi affinity vs sa-08 vs Stoeger 3020 which one? Post STOEGER MODEL 3000 and MODEL 3500. Top. Talk about 20, 16, & 28 gauge and .410 bore shotguns here. Last edited by Tailwalk7; 08/24/17 10:45 AM. by uvagobbler » January 11th, 2017, 12:47 pm, Post I like the choke system in the Stoeger and Franchi better then the Sa-08. not in the buttstock. by SumToy » January 13th, 2017, 7:54 pm, Post I bought a Bottomland Affinity 20 a little over a year ago. Archived. by BuckyT » May 15th, 2017, 8:44 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests. It's a nice swinging gun. Looking for some advice for my first semi-auto shotgat. M3000/M3K. For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. Ill add, in our house we have an array of shotgun brands. by SKFOOTER » May 11th, 2017, 9:50 am, Post Heavy rib, heavy trigger and overly heavy guns are part and parcel of the Stoeger line. ↳   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. Once I figured out the action I wanted (Gas vs. Inertia) I broke it down to a Franchi Affinity to the Stoeger M3000. I believe the Benelli M2 was the sweetest of them all BUT my wife would divorce me ( I have one in a 12 ga). But.. matchbook454 Posts: 32 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. I just bought an Affinity 20 with 26" barrels. Franchi Affinity vs Stoeger M3000. by turkeycallin » January 19th, 2017, 6:27 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. 2 buddies of mine have the Franchi and the Stoeger, both equally great guns IMO. I would buy on again in a minute. by thankins88 » January 18th, 2017, 6:04 pm, Post The beretta a300 feels very cheap and flimsy. Out Of Stock. 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. It shoots well. $539.00 $519.99. My gun is built based off the old beretta 390 gas system. I have a Stoeger M3020 now. I think the Franchi is Benelli's idea of what a Stoeger should be. 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