View Full Version : 48 AL recoil pad
10-21-2004, 11:42 AM
does anyone know if there is a recoil pad available for the Franchi 48 AL. I love my new gun, but am surprised at the kick it gives. Also, what about mag-na-porting, has anyone had this done?
10-21-2004, 08:44 PM
Dont know about anything else Franchi has to offer in the way of reciol pads, but getting a gunsmith to put a decelerator pad on it probably wouldnt hurt it. Never seen anyone port a 48al but I dont see why not.
10-22-2004, 11:46 AM
Hi babbos - and welcome.
Porting a recoil operated 48al might hinder it's cycling performance on light loads...
... I don't know this for sure but its something I'd talk to Franchi about for sure!
I'd also ask around if people have ported their Browning A-5's with success .. since the AL was built on the basis of Browning's A-5 but improved slightly through the use of lighter alloys and such.
many after market recoil pads available for sure!!
wallhanger54's decelerator is a good choice ... I use Kick-Eez™ pads for aftermarkets.
Kick-Eez™ Sorbothane® Recoil Reducing Products (http://www.ballisticproducts.com/bpi_homepage/products/prod_gear/t3-gear/recpads/recpads.htm)
10-22-2004, 12:34 PM
thanks guys. I didn't talk to Franchi but I did talk to Mag-Na-Port International in Michigan. They said that there is 2 different porting systems for shotguns. One for auto's and another for other types. I'm going to go ahead and try it, I'll let everyone know the results.
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