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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Browning's New Maxus Semi-Automatic Shotgun:
The Most Reliable, Softest Shooting Autoloader Ever
Since the introduction of the Auto-5 more than a century ago, Browning
has been at the forefront of semi-auto shotgun design. For 2009,
Browning continues this long tradition with the introduction of the all
new Maxus autoloading shotgun. Several innovative technologies combine
to make the Maxus deliver up to 18-percent less felt recoil for greater
comfort, 44-percent less muzzle jump for more accurate follow-up shots,
plus 19-percent faster bolt speed and 24-percent faster locktime than
the nearest competitor.
Power Drive Gas System.
The new Power Drive Gas System on the Maxus features a new gas piston
design that has 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-percent longer
stroke travel to be even more reliable with light loads.
Inflex Technology Recoil Pad.
Browning's new Inflex Technology recoil pad is the softest pad on any
autoloader. More than a mass of recoil absorbing material, it has been
engineered with directional deflection to pull the comb down and away
from the face of the shooter with every shot for even greater comfort
and faster follow-up shooting.
Lightning Trigger System.
The new Lightning Trigger System featured on the Maxus is designed to
offer a smooth, crisp feel with minimal travel. With locktimes
averaging .0052 seconds, the Lightning Trigger is 24-persent faster
than the nearest competing autoloader, making every pull perfect. It
is also easy to remove for cleaning.
Vector Pro Lengthened Forcing Cone.
Vector Pro features extended forcing cones that are over two inches
longer than other systems. The taper is much more gradual than the
5-degree industry specification for even less shot deformation
resulting in more uniform and consistent patterns. The Vector Pro
geometry completely eliminates any step or double taper between the
chamber and bore.
Speed Lock Forearm. With the
new Maxus, Browning engineers have eliminated the traditional bulky
screw-on magazine cap and replaced it with the patent-pending Speed
Lock Forearm. This secure forearm attachment system makes taking down
the Maxus for cleaning or storage faster and easier than ever before,
and makes attaching or removing a sling a snap. By simply lifting a
lever, the forearm is easily removed.
Speed Load Plus.
Browning's new patent-pending feeding system sends the first shell
loaded into the magazine directly into the chamber. Now, unloading is
just as easy with the Maxus. The speed unload feature makes emptying
the magazine fast and easy, without having to cycle and chamber every
shell with the bolt handle.
Turnkey Magazine Plug.
The Maxus features the patent-pending Turnkey Magazine Plug that makes
removing the plug simple by using any vehicle key. Combined with the
Speed Lock System, the magazine plug can be removed from the Maxus in
The new Browning Maxus will be offered in
12-gauge only in 3" and 3 ½" models. The receiver is made of strong,
lightweight aluminum alloy. The barrels have a lightweight profile
design with flat ventilated rib. The composite stock has a close radius
pistol grip with in-molded textured gripping and Browning's proven
Dura-Touch Armor Coating for a sure hold and sleek feel in all climate
conditions. Average weight on the new Maxus is 6 lbs. 14 oz.
Browning Maxus comes equipped with a magazine cut-off to allow the
shooter to easily unload the chamber to change loads without cycling a
shell from the magazine. The Browning Maxus Stalker model's suggested
retail price is $1,199 in 3" and $1,379 in 3 ½" with 26- or 28-inch
barrels. The Maxus Mossy Oak Duck Blind model's suggested retail price
is $1,339 in 3" and $1,499 in 3 ½" with 26- or 28-barrels.
For more information on Browning products, please visit their website at www.browning.com.