Browning Maxus Shotgun Troubleshooting

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Here is the place to talk about any and all Troubleshooting for your Browning Maxus Shotgun.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:28 pm
I had come across an issue when assembling my Maxus from cleaning, the Hammer would not always cock back. Sometimes it would be effortless and other times i would have to take it out a couple times until it cocked back. after looking into it further it seems that the arm that extends off the hammer must sit just right on the recoil tube otherwise it will never cock back for you. It should fall into place normally if the hammer is on the track but if your are having trouble this is most likely your cause. So two ways to solve this:
1. assemble the hammer before the trigger assembly and you will be able to guide it in easily
2. if you have small enough fingers, you can push up/down on the arm to get it to fall in place when assembling the hammer.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:36 pm
I have put over 2000 rounds in my Browning Maxus since i bought it new in March. I have never had an real issues with gun, until this passed weekend. I was doing my normal round of international skeet when my Maxus was getting hung up when it cycled into the second shell. the first shell ejected with zero issue but for some reason the second shell just would not want to fire off. i only had my basic cleaning supplies with me so during rounds i took it apart and gave it a quick clean. This seemed to do the trick until the last 5-6 shots and it starting coming back again.

I normally don't fully break it down and clean it every time i shoot but i do the basic cleaning of the barrel and gas system. prior to this i hadn't fully broken it down and cleaned for about 400-500 rounds. I was able to take it apart completely today and give it a could cleaning and oiled her up. Hopefully this does the job and it is simply a lack of cleaning that caused it.

If anyone has any insight on this issue please let me know, otherwise i will keep you updated on how the Maxus does at the range tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:54 pm
I was able to get out to the range yesterday and it the Maxus shot with zero issues. So it seems that lack of cleaning was causing the Maxus to act up....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:47 pm
Well it came back today. Not quite sure what is causing the issue. The Maxus is ejecting and cycling perfectly fine but it seems the trigger is getting hung up on something. Maxus has about 2500 rounds through it in about 6 months now. going to break the Maxus down in the morning and try to get to the heart of this.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:34 am
Let us know how you make out with that Billy...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:57 pm
so after some more investigation on the issue and talking with a couple of locals at the range, it seems that the rem oil is not keeping it as well lubricated as it should be, causing it to lock up. I shot three straight rounds through the Maxus at the range and on the third round it started to lock up on me agian. so i took some rem oil and applied to all the major components of the autoloader and boom started working just fine again. So i decided to order some frog lube and hope to solve this issue once in for all.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:15 pm
Frog Lube keeps my autoloaders running smooth! Keep us updated on your Browning Maxus.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:26 pm
I'm having the same issue with my Maxus. It cycles the second round but it want fire. What did you do to fix this?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:00 pm
There were to things that i did to correct this issue. 1. - I primarily used my maxus for International skeet shooting and for whatever reasoning i noticed myself trying to be too quick on trigger, causing the trigger never to fully reset itself. 2.- I never really cleaned the vent holes that come off of the barrel, causing a lot of build up there. I cleaned the heck out of it and i noticed the gun cycle alot faster and smoother. But to be honest, my man probelm was the first issue and not so much the second

Does your gun cycle the second shell or does it not even do that?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:18 pm
I have the same issue with mine. I use my maxus for hunting, when trying to get a second shot off on a bird it really pisses me off. I'm about ready to trade my Maxus in. I've talked to a few gun smiths and sent it back to browning with no avail. If a gun smith made a new sear that reduced over travel and reset length to replace my old one I'd pay $200 for the work. For directions on how to disassemble, reassemble with the part I'd pay $150.

I also think a good polish job along with a heavier disconector/trigger spring would help as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:20 pm
Also, just imagine how much worse the problem is when wearing thick gloves while duck hunting... its pretty much every shot
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:31 am
I love how my Maxus sporting feels when shooting, so I have adjusted/gotten used to it up to this point. I do want to check the weight of the trigger because that also might have something to do with it as well.

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I just want to find a competent gunsmith that is whiling to at least investigate and see what he can do, I do not want to live with it. With as may people out there getting trigger jobs for other guns.... their has to be someone willing to take a shot at it, no doubt it can be improved.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:27 am
Agreed, keep us updated if you have any luck with finding the right gunsmith.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:29 pm
Another strike from another gunsmith, I'm not keeping track... so I'm not out yet

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Hey, can you guys post a picture of your trigger group. I'm looking at the disconnector on Numrich and the picture they have for the disconnector is different than what mine appears to be.

It would be nice to see from people who are having the problem and who aren't.

I'm considering two DIY fixes. One altering the disconnector so the reset is shorter and two buying a trigger spring and finding someone to make a heavier spring.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:30 pm
I will post a pic in the morning of the trigger
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:22 pm
here are some pics of the trigger on my maxus sporting. let me know if it looks similiar.

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Here is a picture of mine
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see how the tab sticks out on the disconnector

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:16 pm
Well after no luck of finding someone to manufacture a small number of springs, I decided to put a spacer between the spring and mounting post, this increases the spring tension, I haven't shot it yet but the trigger feels like it resets better. I used a piece for rubber from a rubber washer I had laying around. I also made small cuts in the sides of the spacer so it would lock onto the spring and then I supper glued it in place. I'll probably go out and shoot it tomorrow, we'll see how it holds up over time.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:48 am
Well, I shot about 2 boxes of shells, 1 1/2 box of steel dove loads and then some steel duck loads

Had 0 trigger issues but then again its about 50 degrees warmer than the hunting weather where I had most of my problems
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:45 pm
keep me posted on the progess of your fix, interested to see how it holds up with more rounds through it.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:47 pm
Dove and Urban Goose season coming up, haven't had much time for clays this summer as I'm working a new schedule and getting together with buds to shoot has been difficult.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:16 pm
yea same here, havent gone to the range this summer as much as i would like. time to start gearing up for hunting season.
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