"Arid Urban": is the name of the finish of the new Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU, a powerful 12-gauge Super Magnum waterfowl shotgun that makes a perfect pair with the Winchester Blind Side shotshells
First introduced back in 2010, the Maxus is the tip of the spear in Browning's line of gas-operated shotguns. Specifically conceived for small game and waterfowl hunting, the Maxus sports a unique streamlined design and offers a combination of features – the Power Drive Gas System, the Back Bored Vector Pro technology and the Inflex II recoil pad – that reduce the total recoil force to the shooter by 18% compared to any other semi-automatic shotgun on the market.
Such a staggering reduction in recoil will be particularly welcome in the Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU semi-automatic shotgun, chambered to use the powerful 12-gauge, 89mm / 3.½" shotshells to provide that extra push you may need when out on the field hunting ducks and other high-flying venison.
The Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU is 124 cm / 47" or 130 cm / 49" long overall, depending from the barrel – 71 cm / 28" and 76 cm / 30" steel barrels are available. Manufactured around an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame, the Maxus Camo A-TACS AU shotgun features a synthetic handguard and stock, and a full A-TACS Arid/Urban camo finish on all outer surfaces, providing protection against elements and helping the gun, and the hunter, to better blend in their surrounding environment.
The Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU is available in 2+1 or 4+1 rounds capacity variants, all featuring Browning's patented Speed Load Plus quick-reloading system that sends the first shell in the magazine directly into the chamber. A 6mm rib and a high-visibility red fiber optic front sight provide fast alignment and easy target acquisition; the receiver is provided with guides for optics attachment.
The Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU semi-automatic hunting shotgun is sold in an ABS case and comes issued from factory with five interchangeable Invector Plus choke tubes and a dedicated choke key
Winchester Blind Side shotshells: the perfect fodder for the Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU
For when the situation requires that "extra spice" to be put in your gun – such as, to say, waterfowling, which is the chief intended use of the Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU semi-automatic shotgun – Browning International recommends the use of Winchester Blind Side shotshells.
Available in 12-gauge with 70mm/2.¾", 76mm/3" and 89mm/3.½" shells, as well as in 20-gauge, the Blind Side shotshells offer a combination of Winchester Ammunition's patented Hex Steel Shot technology – a full load of cubic steel shots rather than round shots – and a new, diamond-cut wad to provide 15% more shot in every single shell. This, in turn, translates into more shots on targets, at a greater distance and on a bigger area than most direct competitors.
Keeping in mind that the Back Bored Technology barrels used on the Browning Maxus Camo A-TACS AU shotguns allow these guns to get the best out of the the already inherently high ballistic performance of the Winchester Blind Side ammunition by offering a tighter pattern, reducing shot deformation and enhancing velocity and penetration, it's clear how the Browning Maxus - Winchester Blind side gun-ammunition combo is one of the best currently available on the market for those hunters looking for longer range, better performance, and immediate knockdown power on those pesky geese!