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Announcing the new Browning Maxus -- A new standard for reliability and performance.

Release Date: 11/12/2008

Coming in 2009.

Browning’s New Maxus™ Semi-Automatic Shotgun – The Most Reliable, Softest Shooting Autoloader Ever!

The Maxus autoloading shotgun was introduced to the Browning sales team on October 10, 2008, in Ogden, Utah. Browning sales reps were able to shoot the Maxus and see for themselves how it sets a new standard in the industry as “The Most Reliable Autoloading Shotgun the World Has Ever Known.”

This was only the beginning of the Maxus roll out. With the encouragement of the Browning sales representatives, the Maxus video was allowed to be posted on YouTube. Some of you may already have viewed it. The Browning sales rep team told their friends about the video, and they told their friends, then word has spread on Facebook . . . and since then over 15,000 people have viewed the video. You can go to the video by typing in “Browning Maxus Shotgun” in either YouTube or Google and following the links. You can view it on the Browning site by clicking the link at the bottom of this story. You can also find it on Browning's channel on YouTube called "browningvideos."

An official press release just went out on the Maxus recently and now you can read all the details of this amazing new autoloader.

For Immediate Release.

Morgan, Utah -- Since the introduction of the Auto-5 more than a century ago, Browning has been at the forefront of semi-auto shotgun design. For 2009 Browning continues this long tradition with the introduction of the all new Maxus™ autoloading shotgun. Several innovative technologies combine to make the Maxus deliver up to 18% less felt recoil for greater comfort, 44% less muzzle jump for more accurate follow-up shots, plus 19% faster bolt speed and 24% faster locktime than the nearest competitor.

Power Drive Gas System. The new Power Drive Gas System on the Maxus features a new gas piston design that has larger exhaust ports to dump gases faster on heavy loads. An all new patented, enclosed seal design keeps residue out of the action for cleaner operation. The piston has a 20% longer stroke travel to be even more reliable with light loads.

Inflex recoil pad technology further reduces felt recoil.

Inflex Technology Recoil Pad. Browning’s new Inflex Technology recoil pad is the softest pad on any autoloader. More than a mass of recoil absorbing material, it has been engineered with directional deflection to pull the comb down and away from the face of the shooter with every shot for even greater comfort and faster follow-up shooting.






Fastest locktime of any autoloader.

Lightning Trigger System. The new Lightning Trigger System featured on the Maxus is designed to offer a smooth, crisp feel with minimal travel. With locktimes averaging .0052 seconds, the Lightning Trigger is 24% faster than the nearest competing autoloader, making every pull perfect. It is also easy to remove for cleaning.

Vector Pro Lengthened Forcing Cone. Vector Pro features extended forcing cones that are over 2” longer than other systems. The taper is much more gradual than the 5º industry specification for even less shot deformation resulting in more uniform and consistent patterns. The Vector Pro geometry completely eliminates any step or double taper between the chamber and bore.



The Speed Lock Forearm sets a new standard for ease of use (and for great looks).

Speed Lock Forearm. With the new Maxus, Browning engineers have eliminated the traditional bulky screw-on magazine cap and replaced it with the patent-pending Speed Lock Forearm. This secure forearm attachment system makes taking down the Maxus for cleaning or storage faster and easier than ever before, and makes attaching or removing a sling a snap. By simply lifting a lever, the forearm is easily removed.

Speed Load Plus. Browning’s new patent-pending feeding system sends the first shell loaded into the magazine directly into the chamber. Now, unloading is just as easy with the Maxus. The speed unload feature makes emptying the magazine fast and easy, without having to cycle and chamber every shell with the bolt handle.

Turnkey Magazine Plug. The Maxus features the patent-pending Turnkey Magazine Plug that makes removing the plug simple by using any vehicle or house key. Combined with the Speed Lock System, the magazine plug can be removed from the Maxus in mere seconds.

Initially the new Browning Maxus will be offered in 12 gauge in 3” and 3 ½” models. The receiver is made of strong, lightweight aluminum alloy. The barrels have a lightweight profile design with flat ventilated rib. The composite stock has a close radius pistol grip with in-molded textured gripping and Browning’s proven Dura-Touch® Armor Coating for a sure hold and sleek feel in all climate conditions. Average weight on the new Maxus is 6 lbs. 14 oz. The Browning Maxus comes equipped with a magazine cut-off to allow the shooter to easily unload the chamber to change loads without cycling a shell from the magazine.

Browning Maxus Stalker models Suggested Retail, $1,199.00 in 3” and $1,379.00 in 3 ½” with 26” or 28” barrels.


The Maxus Mossy Oak® Duck Blind models Suggested Retail, $1,339.00 in 3” and $1,499.00 in 3 ½” with 26” or 28” barrels. 

 To view the Browning Maxus video click here
View the Maxus models and specifications here.


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