Browning Maxus - Long-Term Use?

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  1. Crazy Coot

    Crazy Coot Senior Refuge Member

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    I’m looking for input from anyone that’s owned a Maxus for a while. I have had one for a little over a year but am wondering how these guns hold up after a lot of use. Anyone had any issues with your Maxus?
     
  2. BigSkyDuk

    BigSkyDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    No issues with mine.
     
  3. wildfowl4444

    wildfowl4444 Elite Refuge Member

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    I had a piston spring break, but it did not effect the function of the gun with duck loads. I noticed it while cleaning. Browning replaced it no questions and free of charge.

    I would suggest that keeping the carbon fouling off the mag tube is necessary and if not done semi-regular, it can make getting the barrel off a pain
     
  4. NW BIRDHUNTER

    NW BIRDHUNTER Senior Refuge Member

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    It better be reliable, it's one of Browning's flagship guns.
     
  5. Soggy Socks

    Soggy Socks Senior Refuge Member

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    Have one of the early ones. Had issue with the trigger group sent it back twice. Its been years since and thousands of rounds flawless. I just ordered a Carbon sporting for clays is we ever get the do that again. Best auto on the market IMO
     
  6. duckman54

    duckman54 Elite Refuge Member

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    I've had one since they first came out, actually had to order it from BPS in Nashville as we
    didn't have them locally yet. Besides the broken piston spring in the beginning haven't had
    another problem, and it's had thousands of rounds through it.
     
  7. Sunklands

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    Aside from looks, how much different is it from, an SX3 or 4?
     
  8. BigSkyDuk

    BigSkyDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    You get the typical Browning goodies: mag cutoff, speed loading, speed unloading. SX3 and 4 don’t get those things. Maxus also has the fancy forearm that locks in like an O/U (no nut). I like it, makes for a nice slim forearm and there’s one less piece to keep track of, but you can’t extend your mag tube if that matters to you.
     

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