Franchi Instinct SL 16 Gauge Shotgun

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Franchi Adds 16 Gauge to Instinct SL Lineup

ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 24, 2018) – ( – For many, the 16 gauge represents an ideal middle ground for all-around wingshooting. While it doesn’t possess all the power of comparable 12-gauge loads, it more than makes up for any such deficiencies by handling more like a 20 gauge. It’s this dynamic combination that makes the 16 gauge a popular choice for savvy upland hunters and many others.

Franchi Instinct SL 16 Gauge Shotgun
Franchi Instinct SL 16 Gauge Shotgun

The Franchi Instinct SL is a line of light, nimble and ultra-reliable over-and-under shotguns that now includes a 16-gauge option to go along with the previously released 12- and 20-gauge configurations.

A classic over-and-under shotgun, the 16-gauge Instinct SL combines the best of Italian craftsmanship with modern innovation to produce a shotgun that mounts, points, swings and performs. Weighing in a just 5.8 pounds with its 28-inched polished blue barrels, the Instinct SL 16 gauge sports a distinctive receiver both polished and brushed silver alloy, keeping the shotgun’s lines clean and elegant. Paired with the AA-grade satin walnut Price of Wales stock, the Instinct SL is an heirloom quality hunting shotgun that demands to be used.

Equipped with a tang-mounted automatic safety and barrel selector, the Franchi Instinct SL 16 gauge, like the entire Instinct SL line, comes in its own protective take-down case for safe transport and features Franchi’s best-in-class 7-year warranty.

Franchi Instinct SL – 16 Gauge

Gauge: 16. Action: Over/under. Chambering: 2-3/4. Capacity: 2. Barrel Length/Finish: 28 inches/polished blue. Overall length: 44.25 inches. Weight: 5.8 lbs. Finish: AA-Grade satin walnut stock. Receiver: Aluminum alloy. Chokes: Flush IC/M/F plus wrench. Sights: Red fiber-optic front bead. Length of Pull: 14-1/4 inches. Drop at Heel: 2 inches. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches. Warranty: 7 years. MSRP: $1,729.

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