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 Post subject: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:12 pm 
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So today I had a chance to put my hands on a Maxus. Really like it but I want a 20.
My only option as of now in 20 gauge is a Silver and to get 28" barrel, the only option is a Silver Hunter (28" 20ga)

My dealer buys direct from Browning (& is a lager dealer) & was able to look & see what Browning has available in 20ga Silver.... NOTHING!

Seems Browning's year end is October & he believes it is no accident that Browning has zero 20ga Silver inventory going into their year end. He believes they are getting ready to intro the MAXUS 20 gauge.




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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:14 pm 
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BTW: then maybe someone will sell me their used 28" Silver in 20ga.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:59 pm 
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If they bring out a 20 ga Maxus, I hope they offer a 30" barrel...


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:31 pm 
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I hope your dealer is correct. I just bought a 12 gauge Maxus Hunter and would really like one in a 20 as well.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:39 pm 
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2barrel wrote:
Seems Browning's year end is October & he believes it is no accident that Browning has zero 20ga Silver inventory going into their year end. He believes they are getting ready to intro the MAXUS 20 gauge.



Not according to Browning.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:36 am 
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Does it make sence that Browning haz ZERO inventory of any 20 gauge Silver at all?


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:22 am 
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Sure. The "Silver" was no new model, anyway-- it is still the Gold action, and they (20 gauges) are only run once a year.

Browning builds primarily on preorders; they don't want to inventory product and they try not to. That's what their dealers and distributors are for.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:43 am 
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makes sense...

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Beretta has announced a 20 Gauge A400 in Europe. Doesn't mean that Europeans will be seeing them immediately, and Americans definitely won't be.

Much as I love the 20 Gauge in the field (it's all I've used so far this year to bag 4 upland bird species in the last few weeks alone), I understand that 12 Gauge is the choice of all the delusional buyers who think that it will "do everything". Gunmakers follow the demand.

I'd love to see a 20 Gauge Maxus, A400, and new A5. For now, though, we do have the Browning Silver, Benellis, and Franchis (both of those in 28 as well).

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:05 am 
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Have you tried BassPro Shop. They usually have the 20 gage silver hunters. I don't see why Browning would make a 20 gage Maxus since the Silver Hunter 20 gage features the speed load function.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:20 am 
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Why would people buy them in 20 gauge?

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
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Because it would be new, and because they could. Why does anyone buy anything, more times than not, because they can, not because they need. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:46 am 
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I am looking for a 20 ga for sporting clays.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:57 am 
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cdb1097 wrote:
Because it would be new, and because they could. Why does anyone buy anything, more times than not, because they can, not because they need. :D
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Because it answers a question not already answered and is more desirable functionally, in form, aesthetics, etc. The question isn't why it would be needed, but why it would be wanted.

The Maxus 12 gauge was designed from the start as a 3-1/2 in. with better shell function on the low end, with lighter weight. Neither is a possibility in the 20 gauge platform.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:00 pm 
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If I wanted to go 20 ga for sporting clay what is you opinion of the Browning Silver Hunter?

(I shot the Benelli Cordoba 20 & it doesn't do it for me. I also have a shorter LOP & need something I can cut the stock on)


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 Post subject: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:15 pm 
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While we're wishing, how about a new A5 in 20ga?

Of course, even if Browning announced a new 20ga, it would take at least 2 years before you see them in stores.

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 Post subject: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:17 pm 
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2barrel wrote:
Randy

I am looking for a 20 ga for sporting clays.


I use my 20ga Benelli Cordoba. It works great!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:27 pm 
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can't cut the Cordoba stock?


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
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2barrel wrote:
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If I wanted to go 20 ga for sporting clay what is you opinion of the Browning Silver Hunter?

(I shot the Benelli Cordoba 20 & it doesn't do it for me. I also have a shorter LOP & need something I can cut the stock on)


The older Gold 20 is about a 7 lb. gun and a smoother swinger. A steel receiver B-80 20 gauge is also superb. An older 390 ST in 20 gauge is also generally excellent. Finally, a 30 inch barreled 391 is also worthy of your consideration.

The guns I hunt with most are 6 - 6-1/4 lb. 20s with 24 - 26 inch barrels (M2 / B-80 alloy), but a heavier, longer, bit smoother 20 is more appropriate for clays, in general.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge Browning Maxus coming out
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:38 pm 
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2barrel wrote:
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Does it make sence that Browning haz ZERO inventory of any 20 gauge Silver at all?


Browning has zero inventory on Buckmarks too. I wouldn't read anything into it. Seems like every gun company is low on inventory right now. At least all that I've spoken to regarding gun availability.




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