The award winning Browning Maxus has been at the forefront of the autoloader shotgun market for several years now - we decided to take the time to recap why this amazing firearm has had such an amazing impact on the autoloader industry. Browning has always been at the cutting edge of developing sporting arms technology - our founder John M. Browning changed what the world believed was possbile when he invented the Auto-5. The Maxus is evidence of our committment to this tradition and to you as hunters and shooters who demand "The Best There Is".
The high performance, ultra-reliable Browning Maxus is the top dog among autoloading shotguns. 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. Add in other conveniences like the new Speed Lock Forearm and Turnkey Magazine Plug and the Browning Maxus becomes the finest, most reliable autoloader ever offered.
The Power Drive Gas System is the heart of the Browning Maxus and one of the main reasons why this great autoloader has quickly earned a reputation as being the fastest shooting, softest recoiling, most versatile and — importantly — most reliable guns you can get your hands on.
The Power Drive Gas System has been tuned and refined to perfection. It is designed to maximize both reliability and recoil control. When you are hunting big birds like Canada geese and banging through 3-1/2" loads, the oversize exhaust ports in the piston dump large amounts of gases that would normally cause heavy recoil, and use only the minimum of gas required to cycle the action. Not only does this action reduce recoil, it reduces wear on components. When you head to the range and you want to change to lighter target loads, Power Drive compensates with the long stroke of the piston to keep you shooting. The Power Drive Gas System also features an enclosed seal that helps keep gas from sneaking into the receiver to provide cleaner operation.
MAXUS — The Softest Shooting Autoloader Ever
Felt recoil is more than just an instantaneous peak force, it is the total experience of the shooter absorbing the energy from the fired shot. While no recoil reduction system on a shotgun can escape the laws of physics, the Maxus is sure to change minds about recoil control. The Power Drive Gas System, Inflex Technology recoil pad, Vector Pro, back-boring and natural Browning balance combine to transfer 18% less total recoil force to the shooter than any autoloader on the market.
Less Muzzle Jump
Less felt recoil means less muzzle jump and that instantly translates into more birds in the bag. The Power Drive Gas System works perfectly with the Inflex Technology recoil pad to reduce muzzle jump as much as 44% compared to the competition. Feel the performance difference the new Maxus makes.
Lightning Trigger System It’s hard to beat a good trigger, and the new Lightning Trigger System is the finest ever offered in an autoloading shotgun. The Lightning Trigger is designed to offer a smooth, crisp feel with minimal travel. With locktimes averaging .0052 seconds, the Lighting Trigger is 24% faster than the nearest competing autoloader, making every pull perfect. It’s also easy to remove for cleaning.
In addition to these features, the Maxus has several other advantages over other autoloaders:
Speed Lock forearm - No more turning a magazine cap. Just press the lock button, flip the lever and slide the forearm off. The Speed Lock forearm makes taking down and assembling the Maxus for storage or cleaning faster than any other autoloader. Adding and removing a sling is a snap.
Inflex Technology Recoil Pad - The Inflex Technology recoil pad is the softest pad on any autoloader. In addition the pliable recoil absorbing material, it has been engineered with directional deflection that pulls the comb down and away from your face with every shot for even greater comfort and faster follow-up shooting. when combined with the Power Drive Gas System, Inflex Technology means less muzzle jump and that instantly translates into more birds in your bag. The Power Drive Gas System works perfectly with the Inflex Technology recoil pad to reduce muzzle jump as much as 44% compared to the competition.
Speed Load Plus - Speed Loading has been popular on Browning autoloaders for decades. Our patented feeding system sends the first shell loaded into the magazine directly into the chamber. Unloading is just as easy with the Speed Unload feature that makes emptying the magazine fast and easy, without having to cycle and chamber every shell with the bolt handle.
TurnKey Magazine Plug - The patented TurnKey Magazine Plug is easily removed in seconds using a vehicle key. Combined with the Speed Lock System, the magazine plug can be removed from the Maxus in mere seconds.
Magazine Cut-Off - The magazine cut-off that allows you to easily unload the chamber to change loads without cycling a shell from the magazine. Geese coming in? Flip the Magazine Cut-Off, eject the 3" duck load and load a 3-1/2" into the chamber. Simple.
Steel Shot Performance - Our barrels are made to handle the punishment of steel shot. Unlike some manufacturers whose guns face an uncertain future after shooting steel, we have long been at the forefront of dependable steel shot performance and durability. Our barrels meet the strictest material and construction quality standards. The barrel blanks are made from rolled and tempered steel bars and are stress relieved to offer exceptional mechanical properties. The barrel blanks are then precision drilled, reamed and honed to exacting specifications. Browning Maxus barrels will last.
To ensure the Maxus brings down what you point at, it features our Vector Pro™ lengthened forcing cone. Vector Pro back-boring reduces friction between the shot cup and the bore to increase shot pellet velocity, minimize pellet deformity for more uniform patterns and reduce felt recoil. Browning was the first big-time manufacturer to put back-boring and its advantages into production shotguns. The Vector Pro forcing cone tapers gradually over a longer area to minimize shot deformation for maximum pattern uniformity, consistency and density and more shot right where it needs to be to bring down birds and smoke clays. Vector Pro back-bore specifications are the ideal bore diameters. Any larger and gases blow past the shot cup, resulting in reduced pellet velocity and blown shot patterns. If the bore is smaller, pellets are smashed into the forcing cone, leading to poor ballistic performance and uneven patterning.
The proven Invector-Plus™ interchangeable choke tube system is featured on every Maxus shotgun and provides consistent, dense shot patterns in the constriction needed for the specific shooting situation. The longer choke taper inside an Invector-Plus choke tube works with the Vector Pro™ lengthened forcing cone to produce dense patterns with uniform densities and fewer fliers. The superior designs of the Invector systems are far more durable than the choke systems found in competitors’ guns, especially when shooting steel shot loads. The Invector systems eliminate gases slipping between the choke tube and barrel that ?could damage both the choke tube and the barrel.
Of course, you can't forget Browning fit and handling that is nothing short of legendary. The Maxus features a trim forearm and close radius pistol grip to maximize control. Drop and cast can be tuned using the included stock shim kit. An externally relieved magazine tube reduces weight and adds strength. A low rib is in line with the top of the receiver and translates into a flat point of impact. When you go to your Browning dealer to see the Maxus take along a copy of the Maxus Checklist so you can compare the features and advantages you get with a Maxus. A copy of it is below. Put us to the test. Go to your dealer and set the competition side-by-side with the Maxus. Get out your check list and compare the differences.
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