I have one. I must say, I love it. Recoil is a tad more than my Model 12, but nothing major. It has a "mechanical" cycling feel, similar to the 1148 Remington. A gas gun don't have that feel. I shoot 2 3/4 low brass bird loads, 3 dram Trap loads and hi brass 00 buck with no cycling issues what so ever. The gun is pricey and the Franchi is basically the same for the most part, so if you are strapped for cash, then you may want to look at that. Now if $$$ is not an issue, Rock On !!!
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