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    Default Franchi Instinct

    Anyone have thoughts or comments on the franchi instinct? I shouldered both the 20 and 16ga over the weekend and liked the feel of them. I know you can get the receiver in either steel or aluminum. I also read a few websites where I saw some concern over an auto safety feature.

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    I've had my 20 ga Intinct L (steel receiver) for about 1.5 years now. It's a joy to carry in the field and hasn't failed me at all. I've had no concerns over the auto safety.

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    Why do they keep dropping their ou's every yr or so.How many new models of ou's have they made in the last doz years or so.I have a sxs highlander can't get choke tubes for cause it's discontinued.Never had a problem with a Franchi product,only with Franchi.

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    You should be able to get chokes for your Highlander from George Trulock at Trulock chokes .
    I had an a Instinct 20 for a while and it was s good gun .
    I just sold an older Franchi that was made in 1971 ( way before the sale to Benelli) and although it was a bit heavier than the modern guns it was s very well made shotgun .
    DT

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    David well I'll be a monkey's uncle.
    I called tru lock they do make the "fausti" choke for the highlander.
    The highlander was made by fausti and is a dea except it is not as adorned .
    So I got to thinking.After the smoke cleared,I went into my gun room,pulled out my fausti class OU 20 and behold the chokes are interchangeable.So I had chokes here all along .
    I still ordered two more from Truelock ,chokes I didn't have.So between the two guns I will have 6 chokes that I can interchange between them.Thks David.

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    Well now ainít that a daisy!
    Fausti builds great shotguns , I was not aware that the Highlander was a Dea however!😎
    They also built some of the Weatherby guns but the 28 I looked at was a heavier frame than my Dea .
    Glad George could help you out!
    DT

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    I have several franchis, including an Instinct L in 20, and a renaissance in 12. The instinct is a dream to hunt with, crazy light and mild recoil. Not a huge fan of the 28" barrels on a 20 though. Both of my doubles have the auto safety, never had a single issue and ive shot the 12 a lot...like a lot a lot. On the plus side if you ever do have an issue, Franchi is great to deal with.

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