Sleek, lightweight and durable, the Franchi’s Instinct L is not only for your hunt shoot-outs but also for your everyday action. Read along to learn more about it.
Franchi Instinct L: The Sleek Over/Under Shotgun
The Franchi Instinct L is an over and under shotgun ideal for unparalleled performance in the field or at the range. It has interchangeable choke tubes you get to choose according to your liking and usage. Its lightweight feature aids in a quick, smooth swinging, enabling you to get into action immediately. To top it off, it’s not only attractive but performs well at the same time. This model is your typical shotgun for hunting in upland areas.
The Franchi brand has yet released an addition to their first shotgun. Franchi Instinct L is a steel receiver, over/under shotgun. This shotgun is very well used in bird hunting. Built in Italy by Bettinsoli, it can also be found in the United States imported by Benelli USA which is sold under Franchi brand.
Franchi Instinct L has auto ejector and a case-hardened receiver made of steel, positive selection without changing the safety’s position is provided by the automatic safety. To complement the grain and resist the elements, its A-grade satin walnut stock has a hand-rubbed oil finish. You can choose between gauges of 12, 20, 28 and .410.
- Barrel length: 28”
- Average weight: 6.1 to 6.9 lbs
- Trigger: Single selective
- Choke Tubes: IC, M, F
- Length of Pull: 14.25″
- Drop at Heel: 2″
- Drop at Comb: 1.5″
- Type of Sights: Red fiber optic front bead
- Receiver: Color Case-Hardened
- Barrel Finish: Satin Blued
- Overall length: 44.25″
- Ejector: Automatic Selective
- Stock: Checkered A-Grade walnut with satin finish
- Sights: Red optic front bead
Ease of Use and Performance
The quickness of swinging the Instinct L makes it easier to follow through upland birds. This beauty is ideal for long-range shooting and it is also comfortable to the shoulder. Its slim grip and fore-end figure promote a perfect handling and grasp.
Pros and Cons
- Sleek – It is simple but attractive with its gold-plated trigger and deeley-style fore-end latch and cut checkering.
- Versatile – It has interchangeable chokes between IC, M, or F to use in different types of shootings.
- Handy – It can be carried by a hunter all day and can get into action quickly when the prey is in sight.
- Fewer chokes
- Automatic safety could be annoying
Overall Verdict and Price
Franchi Instinct L shotgun starts at a price of US$1,000 to US$1,200. In times of hunting and action-shooting, this shotgun is highly recommended for you.
Get a closer look at the Franchi Instinct L by watching this video:
In just a single swing and pull of your trigger, your target will be aimed and shot easily by your very own Franchi Instinct L. In long range shoot-outs, this will definitely be a handy firearm. I would want to try this beauty out in the field someday.
Do you own a Franchi Instinct L? What can you say about this beauty? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.