Browning Maxus II: Check Out the Updated Autoloader Shotgun

The popular Browning Maxus II autoloader shotgun line includes updated features and new models.

Browning's latest offering in the shotgun market for 2021 is the brand new Browning Maxus II, an extension of the company's popular gas-operated autoloading shotgun line.

The new Maxus II is built on the same design and includes many of the same performance features found on the original Maxus, but the Maxus II is sleeker overall, making for a smoother swinging shotgun that points better.

The stock features a new recoil pad and SoftFlex cheek pad from Inflex Technology to soften felt recoil in the waterfowl and sporting models for extra shooting comfort. Rubber overmoldings on the grip and oversized controls make the Maxus II easy to keep ahold of and use, even with gloves on.

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The forend and the magazine tube have also been redesigned to feature a traditional screw-on cap.

The Maxus II semi-auto shotgun is available in five models out of the gate. All variants includes the new cheekpad, and Inflex recoil pad, enhanced controls, screw-on magazine cap, new styling, rubber overmolding, and a ramped trigger guard.

They also retain the proven Maxus features including Browning's Power Drive Gas System, Lightning trigger, Speed Load Plus feeding system, and Invector-Plus choke tube system. Plus there's a nickel Teflon coating, a chrome chamber and bore, a magazine cut-off, a Turnkey Magazine Plus that makes limiting mag capacity for hunting easy, a lightweight magazine tube, a composite stock, and they all come in an ABS plastic case.

Maxus II Stalker

This Maxus II model is about versatility and features a simple, no-glare matte black finish that's just as good for the clays range as it is for a goose hunt. It includes a HiViz Tri-Comp fiber optic front sight and an ivory mid-bead and come with three Invector-Plus choke tubes including Full, Modified, and Improved Cylinder. It's available in 12 gauge with a 26- or 28-inch barrel and 3" or 3.5" chamber. MSRP: $1,530 - $1,720

Maxus II Sporting Carbon Fiber

This model is built for superior shooting comfort for long range sessions and features a handsome hydrodipped carbon fiber finish. Even though it's a sporting model, it's just as at home going after waterfowl and upland birds. It includes all the features of the Stalker model along with the carbon fiber finish, a new receiver styling with satin finish flats, and an oversized bolt handle and bolt release. This one is available in 12 gauge with a 3" chamber and a 28- or 30-inch barrel. MSRP: $1,800

Maxus II Wicked Wing - Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat

This hunting model has a durable and sharp-looking Burnt Bronze Cerakote finish on the receiver and barrel and the new Maxus II composite stock with a Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat camo finish, along with the rubber overmolding, SoftFlex cheek pad, Inflex Recoil Pad, oversized controls, and the new magazine cap. This model includes three extended Invector-Plus Goose Band choke tubes. It's available in 12 gauge with a 26- or 28-inch barrel and 3" or 3.5" chamber. MSRP: $1,880 - $2,000

Maxus II - Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat

This model is fully camouflaged in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat camo, including the receiver and barrel. Otherwise, it includes the same features as the Wicked Wing model. Available in 12 gauge with a 3.5" chamber and a 26- or 28-inch barrel. $1,730 - $1,830.

Maxus II All Purpose Hunter - Mossy Oak Break Up Country

This model includes the same features as the MOSGH model, but with Mossy Oak's Break Up Country camo on the entire gun, which is offered in 12 gauge with a 3.5" chamber and a 26-inch barrel. MSRP: $1,900

With all these choices in an updated Maxus II design, Browning is bringing even more options to the autoloader selection. If their past offerings are any indication, these latest models will continue to push their reputation forward. You can learn more by checking out