Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

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Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby Ze6464 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:08 pm

Which one and why?
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby lovethosesooners » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:57 pm

I have 1 of each, and while they're both great IMO, I prefer the Maxus by a large margin-maybe it wouldn't bother you, but. I just can't get used to that safety being in the "wrong" place!
Be sure to take that into consideration-some like it there, but for me, had I used one to hunt with before buying it, I wouldn't have it
Other than that, I'd call them equal in any way I find important.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby KRB » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:24 pm

A400 cause the safety is in the front.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby WMTribe_Kicker » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:05 am

I've shot both and they're both great! I prefer the a400 though. Just goes up a little better with lighter recoil TO ME. They're both awesome, and it's totally personal preference
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:22 am

I have a maxus and a buddy with a a400. The a400 has light recoil but seems to be bulky. With that said I only shoot my maxus in a layout or upland. Everything else use my sbe2
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby Seaark18 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:15 am

Maxus. You just seem to hear too much negativity about the A400. I almost bought one, but there's really nothing wrong with my Xtrema2, and the A400 seems to get a lot of press about jamming with 3.5" shells. My Xtrema never jams. I have 2 buddies with Maxus', and they never have issues and love their guns. The cost savings of the Maxus is also significant.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby Sclf » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:28 am

I've owned both. I like the maxxus due to its size and weight. It handled and pointed well and I really liked the speed load feature. However I had to send it back to browning twice for repairs and then gave up and sold it to my brother. It is now being sent back to browning a third time for repairs. Also, dura touch coating is crap.
The a400 is flat out fantastic. Never one problem and I spend a solid 40 days in the field during duck season in mostly salty marsh.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:48 am

Maxus. I've had mine for 3 years now and it has been 100% trouble free for me. I've done about everything I use a shotgun for with it, and it handles every load nicely. Recoil is very tame, but noticeable with 3 1/2's. Shoots very well, and the little features that seam useless are handy at times.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby KRB » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:06 pm

My A400 Xtreme now has 1800-2000 rounds through it with out any malfunctions of any kind. I don't think there is a softer shooting gun with 3 1/2 shells. As I hunt in salt water, I have never owned a gun with better corrosion resistance. Love how it feels, mounts and swings. Break down and cleaning are simple and easy.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby MNGunner » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:08 am

lovethosesooners wrote:I have 1 of each, and while they're both great IMO, I prefer the Maxus by a large margin-maybe it wouldn't bother you, but. I just can't get used to that safety being in the "wrong" place!
Be sure to take that into consideration-some like it there, but for me, had I used one to hunt with before buying it, I wouldn't have it
Other than that, I'd call them equal in any way I find important.


^X2! I bought the Maxus over the A400 for the exact same reason--hate safeties in front of the trigger. I have to reposition my hand to operate. I don't have that issue with thumb or safeties behind the trigger.

Some of the earlier ones had trigger issues. When I bought mine I searched for particular serial numbers to make sure I didn't get an early model.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby TNDUCK34 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:38 am

I bought the Maxus 2 years ago and the same year my dad bought the A400 Xtreme. I thought my Maxus had less recoil than the A400, even with the 3.5's. Both are great guns!
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:32 am

I have already owned 1 A400. Brand new out of the box. Had several SEVERAL misfires/jambs from a 4-5 boxes of shells. Its already sold and someone else's problem. You wont see me owning another one. No hands on experience with the Browning but think long and hard on the A400.
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby WMTribe_Kicker » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:28 am

I've had both. NEVER had problems with either. Both recoil very lightly. The a400 has a very smooth and crisp trigger. The speed load on the maxus is nice, but when it's time to go huntin I ALWAYS grab the a400. I think the a400 can go longer in between cleanings also, but you should clean them every time you use them anyways. Either way you'll kill ducks...if you can hit them :biggrin:
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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby mnwaterfowler73 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:55 am

I have a Maxus but for the money, check out the X3 as well. My son has one and for a couple hundred less they are about the same gun internally. Zero problems with either as well as my X2.

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Re: Browning Maxus vs Beretta A400

Postby WMTribe_Kicker » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:53 pm

I'm still waiting on my a400 to malfunction, but it won't for some reason...
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