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Sbe ii VS. Franchi Intensity

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I'm going to be making a purchase in the next few weeks and believe I have it narrowed down to a SBE II or Franchi Intensity. Comparing them side x side I'm leaning towards the Franchi. I'm just curious is anyone has shot both or owns one or the other. looking for how they are in the field. Like I said just comparing the specs I'm leaning towards Franchi. Thanks

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Which one fits you best?

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If you are referring to the Franchi Instinct L  I can tell you it is a LOT of shotgun for the money. Franchi has been making firearms for a long time. The first one I owned was the (now famous) AL48,  one of the sleekest and nicest shooting shotguns ever.  I am perhaps not understanding your post correctly:  the Instinct L is an over under, and the SBE is what it is.

I would never fear buying any shotgun made by Franchi,   even though the name is not as well known in this country as in some other parts of the world.

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