Yuchi1 wrote:QuackMaster72 wrote:As you probably know Browning bought out Winchester a few years ago. Now if you need any repairs and stuff for modern Winchester guns, you have to send it to browning to fix. The Browning Maxus is essentially the same gun as the SX3. I was in the same dilemma and I ended up buying the SX3 in Black field. Beautiful gun. Both guns share the same gas system. The one difference that i would like for the SX3 to have that the Maxus has is the quick disassembly with the lever under the forearm. Little thing to help duck killers. If all you want to do is lay out some ducks, Winchester SX3 in Black Shadow or Mossy Oak Camo would do better than the Maxus would.
Browning & Winchester are owned by FN (Fabrique Nationale) of Liege, Belgium who are the guys that made the initial run of John M.'s venerable A5.
I hunt with/know several guys that have shot SX3's for 5+ seasons and they have nothing but good things to say about them.
Regarding the Maxus, you might want to do a search on the gas spring situation(s) and trigger trapping issues.
those issues have been resolved by Browning. I have a somewhat newer maxus (got it on christmas of 2011) and it has never had a problem and has a few thousand rounds through it.