by NRA Staff - Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The Maxus has a sleek, streamlined fore-end. I worried it would be too thin for my big paws, but it provided plenty of real estate between my fingers and the barrel. From the article "Browning Maxus."
The Maxus weighs under seven pounds, so it's easily carried. The gun is so light, though, I feared its handling characteristics would suffer. I'd still prefer a tad more heft, but the Maxus handled without most of the choppiness and lack of balance that tend to accompany light guns. Recoil was also far softer than I expected based on weight.
The Maxus’ gas-regulation system will be familiar to owners of the Browning Gold and Winchester Super X. Like its predecessor, the “Power Drive Gas System” is easily cleaned and reliable with light and stout loads. The new piston is smartly improved, however, with larger exhaust ports to expel the gas of heavy loads and a 20-percent longer stroke for better reliability with light loads.
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