More than a century after John M. Browning and famed Belgian gunmaker Fabrique Nationale joined forces to produce some of the finest sporting firearms the world has ever seen, history is made again with the all new Browning Maxus Autoloading shotgun.
The real work on the Browning Maxus shotgun began over 100 years ago, when John M. Browning broke new ground with his innovative Automatic-5 autoloading shotgun. Until that time it simply had not occurred to anyone that an autoloading shogun could give such a significant advantage to hunters – especially waterfowlers. With its high standards for reliability, durability, functionality and handling, the Browning Maxus shotgun is a fitting successor to the legacy of the Browning Auto-5.
The new Power Drive Gas System on Browning Maxus shotguns is the world’s best. Extensive research and testing have resulted in a new piston design that's even more reliable in all conditions, regardless of heavy or light loads being used.
The new gas piston features 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. Maxus with Power Drive equals outstanding performance.
The Browning Maxus is 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 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.
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.
Maxus Magazine System
The magazine system of Browning Maxus shotguns offers a huge improvement in the way the cartridge latch functions. The latch retains contact and control of the rim of the cartridge at all times until the shotgun shell is allowed to move rearward over the carrier for loading into the chamber. No pressure is exerted on the mechanism from magazine spring tension until that moment. This improves the timing of the mechanism, reduces stress on the loading system parts and makes it possible for loaded shells to be easily removed from the magazine with a push on the latch. The real benefit is that all of this is accomplished while still incorporating a Speed Loading systemin the Browning Maxus.
Speed Loading System
The Speed Loading system of Maxus shotguns from browning allows you to load the chamber with the breech in the locked rearward position by simply inserting a loaded shell into the magazine. The shell is then transferred automatically to the carrier then up to the chamber. Many hunters like this feature simply because it is cool to watch, but the real advantage is that it enables you to consistently load the Maxus shotgun from Browning the same way each time – through the magazine.
Significant improvements to the gas system of Maxus shotguns, including a gas seal and larger exhaust ports. The gas seal keeps pressure within the system more consistent and keeps gasses sealed in the cylinder as they enter from the barrel and are expelled out the exhaust ports.
The Maxus shotgun has the fastest locktime for any Browning autoloader shotgun ever. In testing it exceeded all of our major competitors significantly. For experienced shooters reduced locktime can have a noticeable effect on their timing when shooting fast flying birds and clay targets.
Improved Barrel Dynamics
Improved barrel dynamics include a longer forcing cone and back-boring. These are combined with the most proven and popular choke tube system of all time – Invector Plus – set the Maxus shotguns apart from all others in pattern performance at each choke constriction.
Magazine Plug System
There has never been a magazine plug system like the new 3-shot adapter TurnKey system on the Browning Maxus. It allows you to use an ordinary car key to reach into the magazine tube, and with a quick turn, remove or insert the adapter/plug.
Forearm Attachment System
The new forearm attachment system is a breakthrough for fast takedown and easy cleaning. Plus, it allows you to instantly attach or remove a sling from the forearm. It is the first thing you notice and will probably be the primary feature that sets the Maxus apart from all other guns on the rack.
For more information about the Maxus shotgun from Browning Firearms, please watch the overview video: