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 Post subject: Browning Maxus
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:01 pm 
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I bought a Browning Maxus "All Purpose" a couple of weeks ago. I had been looking at new shotguns for several months and was going to get another O/U, so I went to a large gun store and tried several on for size. Bottom line was; None of them fit. Mainly too much rib meaning I would shoot high, which was the same problem I had in the past with my Citori's in the past.
So bowing to practicality seeing as this was mainly a hunting gun I bought the Maxus.
During the initial cleaning I converted the safety to LH, no problem. Then I shot the gun with the turkey choke at 16 yards. All targets shot showed the same thing; High and Left.
I installed the shim to lower the comb and add cast on and shot again. Dead center.
I could also raise the POI for rising birds if I desire.
The gun seems to throw the empty's sorta forward so no problems with the emptys ejecting in my face.
So far all I've shot are ducks to the tune of almost 2 boxes of 3" mag. It seems to perform as the adds suggest. The hotter the load the more it softens recoil and the barrel lift (jump) is noticably reduced over other shotguns I own or have owned. No problem with second and third shots even with the 3" duck loads.
While my "All Purpose" was pricey the Matte Black models can be had for under a grand which I think is a good price for a gun like this.
All in all I think the Maxus is a good choice for a Lefthander.

 Post subject: Re: Browning Maxus
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Thanks - for the impressions and experiment(s) results, DarkHorse2. I've been pondering a Maxus, as I'm left-eye dominant.

Do shells, ejecting across and out from your face bother you?

My main concern has been the trigger pull (weight). How have you found the trigger to be? For example, have you found that the heavy (8 lb?) trigger makes you pull one way or another?


 Post subject: Re: Browning Maxus
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:03 pm
Posts: 155
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I've had my Maxus for a few years now and couldn't be happier with it, I have A LOT of 3 and 3 1/2" shells through it plus it see's the sporting clay course almost every Sunday, I've never had an issue with spent shells obstructing my view for a second shot or really notice them at all, the only issue I had with mine was the spring in the gas piston broke after about 5k rounds, I called Browing sent them the old one, and they sent me a brand new one with a what seemed heavier anodized spring to me, about 2 weeks total down time wich I didn't think was bad, and gave me a chance to get re aquainted with my old Gold Hunter. as for the trigger I've really had no issues of how hard the pull is, the only think I did was switch the safety over for lefties and started putting as many rounds as I could through it.

 Post subject: Re: Browning Maxus
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:41 pm 
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Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:48 pm
Posts: 16
Another nod for the Maxus/ 30 inch barrel for sporting clays & 26 inch barrel for hunting. About 7500 rounds of 2.75 & 3 inch shells with NO problems. Switched safety & never looked back! :D :D

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