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Beretta Urika 2 vs Browning Maxus

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 Posted 8/29/2010 8:31:11 AM
 

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Hey guys, looking to get another semi for duck and goose season this year and have narrowed it down to a Beretta Urika 2 or a Browning Maxus... any opinions on either guns as far as reliability and durability. I have searched both guns but alot of the threads seem to go to benelli vs the world pee pee matches.. I have an inertia gun now and am not looking for another.... Thanks alot guys, appreciate it....

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 Posted 8/29/2010 8:57:24 AM
 

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Get the one that fits you best.  They are both great guns.  If I were buying a new auto I would get the Maxus.
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 Posted 8/29/2010 9:10:52 AM
 

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cool thanks. I shouldered them both yesterday and they both feel good and swing nicely, so it really comes down to real world opinions on these two, i am leaning towards the Maxus only because of all the new features it has.. Thanks again

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 Posted 9/1/2010 8:25:09 AM
 

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I'm really liking the "speed loading' feature on my Maxus.  I find it much easier/faster than sticking the first shell into the chamber or cycling the bolt.

-Brent
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 Posted 9/1/2010 8:36:21 AM
 

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They are both top quality shotguns. I like my maxus, it fits me well, is light, and I am a browning shotgun fan. The only real world difference is you can get the maxus in 3.5. Gadgets don't kill birds, guns that fit do. You can't go wrong with either. Try them both if you can, buy the one that fits you, and unless you get a lemon of either make a lifetime of fun is ahead of you.  

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 Posted 9/1/2010 9:47:11 AM
 

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Agree......fit is most important.
The only issue, is that with the stock adjustments that autos frequently have (i.e. drop insert spacers, etc.), it's sometimes tough to really check the fit of a gun behind the counter.  I changed the drop of my Maxus stock, and it fits even better.

Also, checking how it cycles rounds through can be tricky, if they don't have snap caps, and they usually don't like to give you real ammo to load the gun.  I was happily surprised with the Maxus speed loading, as I couldn't test that in the store.

-Brent
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 Posted 9/2/2010 9:06:29 AM
 

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go with the berretta.  unless you are 5 foot 10 man and weigh 160 pounds none of the guns will fit you properly.  Those are the measurements gun manufacturers use make stocks.  If you think it is tough finding the right fit being a man, try buying a gun for your wife.  Women have longer necks, and shorter arms making no gun "shoulder" properly.

the berretta is the only action made around the 3.5" load and is hands down the best action on the market.

you can adjust length of pull with factory adjustments and a hacksaw and bondo if needed.  Comb height can be adjusted with inexpensive pads.  this whole shouldering thing at the gun shop is the same as walking on a car lot and kicking tires.  Don't you want to know about what's under the hood?

Buy for the action, and then adjust fit as needed.

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 Posted 9/2/2010 9:09:31 AM
 

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just to clarify, hacksaw and bondo is if you buy a synthetic stock.  if wood take it to some one that knows what they are doing and ask to see their work prior to handing it over if you need it cut down.

they all fit differently.  I am 6'4" and have my stocks cut down. 

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 Posted 9/2/2010 10:22:23 AM
 

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The Maxus comes with two butt extensions that will add 1/2 inch to the length of pull and has five shims to adjust the  Comb height.  Took me a little time to get the right combo to fit me right but now it's perfect.  Btw I'm 6'3" and 280 lbs.

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Edited: 9/6/2010 5:51:05 AM by Scott B
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 Posted 9/2/2010 2:04:55 PM
 

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just picked up my Maxus.. 28".... MODB camo........cant wait to get out and shoot it.... thanks to all for the info, really appreciate it..... good luck this season fella's.....

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