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Browning maxus review

Postby bobbyy » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:09 pm

I am think of getting a browning maxus and wanted to know what some peoples opinions where in it. And I'm open to suggestions to other guns. Auto loader preferred
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby Baymen Moe » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:58 pm

Use the search feature and you'll find a lot. For what it's worth I love mine, first season with it was last year.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby clampdaddy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:24 pm

The one I had was dead reliable. Broke a gas piston spring but the gun still ran for the rest of the weekend until I could get it fixed. Only reason I sold it was because I didn't shoot it very well. I grew up shooting guns with raised ribs so something about that flat rib on the Maxus was drawing my attention away from the target.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby jasonnech » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:29 am

To me, the Maxus is without question the spawn of a waterfowler’s collective, a duck gun if there ever was a duck gun. A goose gun, too. In its purest form.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:05 am

My black Plastic one with a 30" barrel needed 8 oz's added to the stock to make it prefect for me !
Other than that , BOOM BOOM BOOM as others go Click . :yes:

Whatever you shoot , if it goes Boom and you're successful , you are a proud owner........of some ugly ones though ! :yes:
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby Seaark18 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:41 pm

I don't personally own one, but I have 3 friends that have them and love them. They've never had any problems. If you like the Maxus, I'd recommend also looking at the Winchester SX3. They're made by the same company, are very similar, proven, and less expensive. I loved my first SX3 so much that I bought a second one, if that tells you anything.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:16 pm

Yep tells me a lot , ONE Maxus is all I need !

Even tho they are made by the same company and sold cheaper , maybe they don't figure it will last as long ?

Quality is in the beholder.....But .....You might luck-out ! :thumbsup:

Shooting Straight is what counts.....and what you shoot doesn't figure-into success :yes:
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby Bodycamp13 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:27 pm

3200- where did you get a 30" black Maxus?
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby lovethosesooners » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:53 pm

While the Versamax is my favorite shotgun, the Maxus IMO is the best "all purpose" as far as a new gun goes (big Auto 5 fan too!)
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby MNGunner » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:59 pm

Used one all last year. It shoots great and I've never had and hunting failures. I did have a jam the first time I used it shooting 1-1/8 target loads. It ejected the shell fine, but the second shell got bound y the carrier and I had to take apart to fix. Seems to have been solved with breaking it in with heavier loads.

I shoot it really well. I had my son throw 5 triples and I shot all 15 with 15 shots the first time out with it.

Over all, I would recommend!
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby bobalong » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:34 pm

I have been shooting one for a couple of years now, very happy with it so far. Also have an old Auto 5 that I still like to use once and a while, also a great gun.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby Flyingbrass » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:51 pm

my maxus jams,
my sons maxus jams
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby lovethosesooners » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:38 pm

Geez flying brass, you guys must be really unlucky!
I have 2 of them and have literally NEVER had a jam
Since I have 2 of them, I obviously highly recommend them
IMO, of any new autoloaders, I'd easily choose as best all around on the market (hard choice between these and a Japanese Auto 5 as all around)
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby KRB » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:51 pm

lovethosesooners wrote:Geez flying brass, you guys must be really unlucky!
I have 2 of them and have literally NEVER had a jam
Since I have 2 of them, I obviously highly recommend them
IMO, of any new autoloaders, I'd easily choose as best all around on the market (hard choice between these and a Japanese Auto 5 as all around)

2 of hunting buddies are really unlucky too, both had to send them back to Browning one of them twice.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby MNGunner » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:08 pm

The early ones had trigger reset problems. When I bought mine, I made sure to get a serial number that was 2012 or newer.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby KRB » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:20 pm

MNGunner wrote:The early ones had trigger reset problems. When I bought mine, I made sure to get a serial number that was 2012 or newer.

Alot of new guns have bugs in the early runs.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby lovethosesooners » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:53 pm

Mine are later as well-maybe that's what it is....
Have a 2012 and a '14
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby troutman561 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:03 pm

3200 man wrote:Yep tells me a lot , ONE Maxus is all I need !

Even tho they are made by the same company and sold cheaper , maybe they don't figure it will last as long ?

Quality is in the beholder.....But .....You might luck-out ! :thumbsup:

Shooting Straight is what counts.....and what you shoot doesn't figure-into success :yes:


I have both and the components of the Maxus are heavier duty/slightly higher quality, and the wood is prettier. Saying that, I have owned the Maxus for not even a week yet. Put around 100 rounds thru it with no issues. I have been missing out not having a semi-auto.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby black_duck » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:46 am

Would not recommend a maxus. I really wanted one and a friend of mine bought one and had some problems with it. It shot at least a foot high at 30 yards and it's jammed up multiple times while hunting. I also don't like the way it feels on me, but that's just my opinion.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby everythings ducky » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:10 pm

I have two Maxus shotguns that have thousands down range and both flawless. Great gun. Funny how the only place I ever hear about problems with the Maxus is on line, especially this site. I have run into many people over the last couple of years out hunting or at the trap range and all have raved about the Maxus.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby el diablo » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:58 am

everythings ducky wrote:I have two Maxus shotguns that have thousands down range and both flawless. Great gun. Funny how the only place I ever hear about problems with the Maxus is on line, especially this site. I have run into many people over the last couple of years out hunting or at the trap range and all have raved about the Maxus.

This has been my experience as well. I know a lot of people that shoot them and all seem to love them.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby MNGunner » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:40 pm

KRB wrote:
MNGunner wrote:The early ones had trigger reset problems. When I bought mine, I made sure to get a serial number that was 2012 or newer.

Alot of new guns have bugs in the early runs.


OK......but we're talking about the Maxus here. Not sure what your point is?
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby KRB » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:16 pm

My friends guns were bought when the maxus came out. That's the point.
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby MNGunner » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:35 pm

KRB wrote:My friends guns were bought when the maxus came out. That's the point.


Gotcha.

Yeah I heard estimates that 20% of the early Maxuses had trigger reset problems. I think they changed some f the parts (possibly the design). In any event, I specifically searched for a newer produced one when I got mine to avoid this (if it's true).
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Re: Browning maxus review

Postby Sodbusterbrown » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:17 pm

Here's my 2 cents.
I own two of them and they are both great guns but there are some things people need to know in order to get good results. One it does require cleaning. Mine will run great till around 4-500 rounds then they get a little sluggish. Two use little oil when cleaning and it will run well in a wide range of temperatures. Three use the right ammo. Both of mine will shoot flawlessly with 3oz dram weight low brass shells but jam regularly with 2 3/4 oz dram. When I fist got mine the speed load gave me fits but then I realize there is a technique to make it work. That's my observations on the performance of my maxus so mileage may vary. Overall I think it is an awesome gun.
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