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Franchi Instinct Over-Under Shotgun

Associate Online Editor Paul Rackley got to take a crack at the new Franchi Instinct Over-Under Shotgun at the 2012 Media Day at the Range in Boulder City, Nev.

The Franchi Affinity Shotgun

The Affinity is this author’s definition of a bird gun.

Franchi Instinct

The Instinct features an aluminum receiver is fortified via a titanium insert on the breech face and a checkered forearm and Prince of Wales stock.

American Hunter's 2013 Golden Bullseye Award Winners

The editors of American Hunter have announced the recipients of the 2013 Golden Bullseye Awards.

Year-End Review: Most Notable Shotguns of 2012

Looking for a new shotgun? Here are eight offerings from 2012 that stand out from the crowd.

New Shotguns for 2013

We all deal with the off-season in different ways. Some people bum around in a state of depression. Others extend their seasons by building wood duck boxes, erecting duck blinds, giving the bird dog a refresher course and shooting a clay or two. Another coping method is going to a gun store and ogling the new shotguns. Here are but a few examples of new models you'll be checking out in 2013.

First Shotguns, Blown Inheritance and Money Well Spent

A new addition to the family has left Kyle Wintersteen pondering dogs, shotguns and more.

Franchi Intensity

The Franchi Intensity waterfowl shotgun embodies the feel of smaller gauge guns, yet packs the punch of the powerful 3 1/2-inch loads.

Hardware: Franchi Aspire

This boxlock, round-action over/under is built on a true 28-gauge frame. How does it hold up afield? Find out with this complete review from Field Editor Jeff Johnston.

Smileys in the Blind, Roosters on the Dash

Maybe you didn't cover yourself in glory on the first day of your guided South Dakota bird hunt, but you're a fast learner. Day two is a different story. It goes like this …

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