Read with interest all of the comments, both pro and con, concerning kick with everybody's favorite gun.
Haven't shot a Maxus, but I've heard good things about them.
However, I do not believe that Benelli has ever been made a 12 ga. that kicks less than an A400, Super Vinci included.
It's an inertia driven system, they just simply are not gonna be as soft as a gas system in a quality gun, regardless what the manufacturer's hype says to sell 'em.
I know from experience that an SBEII kicks harder, and it will tear up a finger on some folks in 3 1/2" loads.
I sold mine and bought the A400. End of every problem.