Browning Maxus Users
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By greenhead23 - 11/28/2010 9:51:55 PM
I've noticed that there are many people on this forum who have a Browning Maxus, so I thought I would ask a question regarding it. What ammo/choke combo has given you your best pattern results for your Maxus?
I have the 28in that'll shoot 3.5in shells, and I have been shooting the factory chokes and have had fairly good results shooting 3in xperts when hunting close range ducks. This is my first season to hunt with it and it did really well during teal season using factory improved choke and #4 xperts for close, decoying birds, but I was curious to see what other Maxus owners prefer- ammo and factory/aftermarket chokes? Thanks.
By swampman90 - 11/29/2010 9:46:52 AM
I was about to post the exact same question. However, mine is a 26'' that only shoots up to 3'' shells.
By simme - 11/29/2010 10:06:38 AM
The timber n teal works good with experts out to about 20 yds. I use the ic with about anything out to 35 yds. on geese if they are being shy i like the wad wizard supreme with high density or heavy metal. 25 to 40 or even 45 it does a good job. black cloud and the ic are murderers. i shoot bb's and 2's with mine. 7.5 high brass federals work like a dream on fast clays and fiocci 5's for pheasants with the mod choke.
By greenhead23 - 11/30/2010 11:30:09 PM
Thanks for the feedback, Mike. I'm thinking about going back to shooting BCs. I shot BC with my 870 last year and had good results. Been shooting mostly xperts this year with maxus and have had some birds take 2 shots when it should've only taken one imo; maybe my shot was off some, but it seems like Black Cloud shells gave me more downed birds per shot avg. hard to beat the xpert price for close range birds though, being a student and all.. I plan to pattern my gun in the next few weeks, but was hoping to get some more input from other maxus users before doing so. Thanks again. 
By Amish Amy - 12/1/2010 4:51:43 AM
I only shoot the 3" out of mine but BC 3's works real good on ducks over dekes with the factory mod choke switch to either ic or mod and BB's for geese.  Just tryed  Fed premiums they patterned great and Rogers has great prices on them with free shipping ordered two cases Sunday. There is also a rebate check it out  Joe
By alloutwar13 - 12/5/2010 3:30:14 PM
I use brownings custom chokes by Briley and shoot Kent 3.5 in #2s with good results
By greenhead23 - 12/9/2010 1:37:37 PM
I used Black Cloud 3" #2s with mod choke this past weekend and it did great. 1 shot kills instead of the 2 shots needed with the xperts. the birds just folded.. i think i'll stick with the BC from here on out. was an awesome hunt.
By swampman90 - 12/9/2010 10:12:18 PM
have any of yall had anny problems shooting cheap light loads? i shot some clays the other day and it wasn't wanting to cycle in a new shell, it just left it below the bolt
By simme - 12/10/2010 8:21:12 AM
Swampman, Pull the recoil pad and the stock off and clean the recoil tube.  If you have the barrel and trigger group removed you can push the recoil spring pistin in a little ways with a phillips screwdriver and rinse it out with cunscrubber and then lube with fp-10. Also spray out the trigger mech and lightly lube. The mag tube can be cleaned with 0000 stell wool and either run dry or a real light coat of fp-10. when you have the piston off check the spring inside. There have been a few reports of this spring breaking. I have run 7/8 oz light loads to 3.5 and have not had any cycling problems. Mine was a early model that had the trigger return spring that was taking a early set that browning replaced. ( the so called trigger trapping) Other than that it has been real reliable and is pushing 5000 rounds. 
By swampman90 - 12/10/2010 10:45:52 AM
Okay thanks simme, I'm about go give it a try right now. It was the first time I had shot it so you can imagine my disappointment
By swampman90 - 12/29/2010 10:32:34 PM
went out the other day and shot some clays with my maxus and it wouldn't cycle a single winchester load....started using federals and it cycled them flawlessly. anybody else have this problem? what might be causing this to happen?
By THE GLOVE - 1/2/2011 8:33:50 PM
Hey Swampman90 were you shooting Wally-World Winchesters? They sometimes don't have enough "ump" to cycle my son's I-12.I haven't tried them in my MAXUS, I usually shoot my reloads.They do well at cycling and busting clay targets and dove,rabbit,squirrel or whatever else.:D
By swampman90 - 1/4/2011 7:51:44 PM
Yes sir I was. Cheap shells, i know, but i was confused on why federals ran smooth and the winchesters would not. It's not really that big of a deal to me, i'll just stay away from the light winchesters and shoot the federals. I did have a franchi before i got my maxus and it got to the point that it wouldn't even cycle any steel loads. Couldn't do anything to get that gun to shoot right and I got kind of tired of using a single shot...especially since I have a hard enough time hittin em with three ha
By Artlow - 10/8/2013 3:55:05 PM
I know this is an old thread, but I am highly considering getting a maxus myself.  I picked one up at Bass Pro the other day and fell in love.  Anyone having any regrets on getting this gun?  I have heard about the trigger and light load problems, and if I am going to spend this money, the last thing I want is to deal with problems with it. 

By Amish Amy - 10/11/2013 4:51:52 PM
no regrets hopefully the trigger issues have been worked out.  i know they are using a different trigger in them now.  Light fast handling gun you will like it.  joe
By Artlow - 10/14/2013 10:33:52 AM
Ok, Thanks for the reply.  Now I just need to save up the money haha
By KICKER - 10/24/2013 11:17:38 AM
I bought a maxus , the trigger would never work right. Got tired of shooting at ducks and wondering if i would get one shot,two shots or three shots. Traded it in for super vinci now i know it wil go boom boom boom !!!!