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 Post subject: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:35 pm 
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I currently have a Maxus Stalker 3 1/2". Love the gun, but to be honest, hate the plastic feel. Also have a mint A5 Light Twelve (japan, round knob, 28"bbl with Inv) that I absolutely love and bought NIB. So I have a buyer waiting on the Maxus, and may have found a NIB japan Mag 12 to buy. Gun would be used mostly for waterfowl, backup pheasant gun, but was just wondering what you guys would do? Keep the plastic Maxus, or go for the beautiful wood and steel A5 Mag?


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:31 am 
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buckmark525 wrote:
So I have a buyer waiting on the Maxus,


Grab his money before he changes him mind!


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:49 am 
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The Auto-5 is quality made classic gun whose screws and screw holes are worth more then entire Nexus. Dump that Kool-Aid gun before he comes to his senses and buys new Stoeger...eretta.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:50 am 
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Oops sorry I meant Maxus. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:59 am 
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A Miroku Mag 12 is a an extremely poor choice for a pheasant gun due to weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:28 am 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
A Miroku Mag 12 is a an extremely poor choice for a pheasant gun due to weight.

Well thats why it would be a backup pheasant gun, I have a new Citori 16g to handle the roosters on a regular basis. I should have clarified that, my fault. I hear you on the weight issue though, using my Light Twelve on pheasants was a chore by the end of the day. But for the occasional duck hunt from a blind, figured a Mag12 would fit the bill perfectly.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:30 am 
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MK23 wrote:
... Dump that Kool-Aid gun...

Good one, haven't heard that before!


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:00 pm 
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I would keep the Maxus.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:59 pm 
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I also have a Maxus and an A5 Magnum. The A5 is great, but the first time I got caught in the rain with it in the duck swamp, I would have preferred to have the Maxus with me. Taking the Maxus down for a post-rain cleaning and rustproofing is a breeze compared to the A5, which I need a set of screwdrivers for.

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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:11 am 
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Both are very good models in their own right. I don't think there is anyone who would argue that a Mag12 has much better quality than the Maxus. The Maxus is well made for quality standards in this day in age. The Maxus is much more versatile and can be adjusted for fit by the end user.

If you plan to use the gun for waterfowl only and never use 3 1/2" shells, the Mag12 is tough to beat. I side lined my own Mag12 (Japan) in favor of a 3 1/2" Gold for waterfowl use. Mostly due to what osok1 said and the longer chamber for geese.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxus vs A5 Mag12?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:44 pm 
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I believe the A-5 is the best built shotgun ever made...but I never really enjoyed shooting them.
I have a Maxus and I do enjoy the softer recoil and ease of cleaning...and it fits me better,
If recoil doesn't bother you, then you can't go wrong with an A-5.


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