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#5958856 - 10/03/15 09:59 AM Maxus vs A5
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Loc: Duck blind
I'm buying a new gun this weekend, my decision has come down to a maxus or a new a5. Pros and cons on either of these guns? Let's keep it to these two guns. I don't want a sbe2 because I want a nice wood stock gun and berettas feel like a 2x4 to me.

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#5958874 - 10/03/15 10:07 AM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
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between those two I'd pick an A5. You can't go wrong either way
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#5958883 - 10/03/15 10:13 AM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
Maxus is gas and A5 is inertia. The Maxus will have less recoil, but get dirty quicker. The A5 also is a more balanced gun due not having the heaving gas cylinder towards the front.

If recoil bothers you and if you shoot a lot of 3.5" shells, the gas (Maxus) may be the way to go.

A lot of young guys balk at the recoil and say it doesn't bother them.....might not now, but get a shoulder injury or get old and you will appreciate how the gas system takes away some of the recoil.

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#5958935 - 10/03/15 10:58 AM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
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Just bought an A5 and love it.

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#5959000 - 10/03/15 12:14 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5128
Loc: Abilene, TX
I've had the Browning Silver for ten years and it's basically the same gun as the Maxus. I've shot the Maxus, SX3 and the Silver.

Low recoil and up until last season shot every load I put through it. I shot it more last season than I ever have. It finally needed a full break down and cleaning. It's my go to dove gun.

I started using the new A5 last season for ducks and a little for dove.

The A5 does have a heavier recoil. At first it would not cycle very light cheap dove loads but have not had any issues this season. I think it just needed a little breaking in.

Cycles all duck loads I've put through it flawlessly.

Both guns shoulder really well and I think the hump back style fits me really well.


Edited by BradyBuck (10/03/15 12:18 PM)

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#5959105 - 10/03/15 02:24 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
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I have an old a5 inertia, love it. The new one is not like the old one where the barrel moves, my buddy just got one it's light easily to maneuver has the fiber optic as well as mid bead. Browning used benelli ejection systemas well as their own technology on that gun. I went w the cynergy bc I already shoot over under, I'd do the a5 any day it's a super nice gun.

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#5959272 - 10/03/15 04:27 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
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I've got a maxus and my buddy has an a5. Love the maxus, the "heavy gas unit" in the fore-end makes it a super gun to swing. I shoot better with the maxus than any other gun I've owned. Neither it, or my buddy's a5 have had any problems, probably will just comedown to what feels good on your shoulder. Maxus all the way for me up

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#5959332 - 10/03/15 05:26 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
Erichugh22 Offline
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I decided on the wood stock a5. Felt great when I shouldered it, better than any other gun I picked up. Can't wait to shoot it.

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#5959348 - 10/03/15 05:38 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
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You win!

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#5959471 - 10/03/15 07:41 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
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Beretta

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#5959502 - 10/03/15 08:10 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Hogman4127]
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Originally Posted By: Hogman4127
Just bought an A5 and love it.


Ditto. I bought a new A-5 2 years ago and it is a work of art. Definitely not your grandfather's humpback.
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#5959526 - 10/03/15 08:27 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
Erichugh22 Offline
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This thing is sweet, shoots like a dream

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#5959563 - 10/03/15 08:44 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
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Nice gun.

Curious why the wood? Are you going to use it duck hunting?

I'm pretty easy on my stuff and have screwed up some wood on guns before.
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#5959604 - 10/03/15 09:09 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Fooshman]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Nice gun.

Curious why the wood? Are you going to use it duck hunting?

I'm pretty easy on my stuff and have screwed up some wood on guns before.


Yes it will be my primary duck gun unless the weather is wet and nasty or I hunt the salt, I like the look and feel of a wood gun. My stoeger Just isn't a fun gun to shoot.

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#5959680 - 10/03/15 09:49 PM Re: Maxus vs A5 [Re: Erichugh22]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
I wish I were easier on guns because I like wood too. My Remy 700 looks like I had it in Iraq with me.

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